Online Resources - Manuals and guides

May 27, 2011
The Vancouver Status of Women's (VSW) Welfare Resource Guide for Women (in PDF) provides general information to women about British Columbia's welfare system or Employment and Assistance Regulations...
Keywords: Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
The Calgary Street Survival Guide is a publication of The City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services. The Street Survival Guide lists a variety of helpful services available to challenged...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, low income, Manuals and guides
April 12, 2011
Social assistance policy manuals are an important source of detailed information about such questions as initial and ongoing eligibility, the treatment of assets and income, how benefits are...
Keywords: Disability, social assistance, social assistance, Welfare, welfare manual, welfare policy, welfare policy, Government information, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
April 8, 2011
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation has created an antipoverty social justice action group to help support you in your work as teachers or social justice activists. One of their goals is to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Poverty Research, school, social justice, teachers, teaching, youth poverty, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Research and education
April 6, 2011
This guide is a general resource for newcomers. You will find information on different topics regarding first steps in Canada like how to get a Social Insurance Number and about daily life like...
Keywords: newcomer's guide, newcomers, Manuals and guides, Yukon
March 11, 2011
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights information to help people who have low incomes or face other barriers, such as language or literacy...
Keywords: community workers, community workers, Legal Info (PLEI), public legal education, public legal education, webinar, webinar, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Multimedia, Programs and courses, All of Canada
March 10, 2011
The Family Law Information Program (FLIP) is a free online resource designed for adults in Ontario whose relationship with their spouse or partner is breaking down. FLIP provides legal and practical...
Keywords: child custody, divorce, family law, separation, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Ontario
February 9, 2011
InMyLanguage.org provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario, Canada. You can get the information you need in the language you want. InMyLanguage.org is an online multilingual...
Keywords: newcomers, settlement, settlement workers, Manuals and guides, Ontario
December 9, 2010
The People's Law School of British Columbia provides free and impartial public legal education to many thousands of British Columbians in all walks of life. They offer free, plain-language booklets...
Keywords: consumer law, criminal law, disability rights, family law, residential tenancy law, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Organizations, Services
December 2, 2010
This guide is intended for new immigrants settling in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. In the Guide you will find basic information about: What should be the first steps to take when you have...
Keywords: immigration, newcomers, Manuals and guides, Prince Edward Island
November 25, 2010
The YWCA is seeing a growing number of mothers without legal status, many of whom have fled their relationships because of abuse. While trying to rebuild their lives and still adapting to a new...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, family law, family law, Immigrants and Refugees, immigration law, immigration law, immigration status, immigration status, Legal Info (PLEI), mothers, mothers, non-status, non-status, service providers, service providers, sponsorship, sponsorship, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Reports and documents
November 23, 2010
In British Columbia, landlords and property managers acting on their behalf must adhere to the privacy rules contained in the BC Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA"). These guidelines are...
Keywords: Housing, landlords, privacy, tenants, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
November 23, 2010
Consumer Protection BC is responsible for assessing the qualifications of, and issuing licenses to, payday lenders. Consumer Protection BC also receives and responds to complaints from consumers and...
Keywords: payday lending, payday loans, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
November 22, 2010
Social Planning Toronto has released Chinese, English, Spanish and Tamil versions of the 2nd edition of the Toronto Community Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants. The resource guide is a...
Keywords: chinese, community resource guide, non-status, Spanish, Tamil, Manuals and guides, Ontario
October 29, 2010
MOSAIC BC's Multilingolegal.ca is an online multilingual legal resource that aims to provide comprehensive and critical legal information in Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), English,...
Keywords: Arabic, chinese, French, Korean, legal publications, newcomers, Punjabi, settlement workers, Spanish, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
October 1, 2010
BCCPD has a YouTube channel with a number of helpful videos, including a series on Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP), a long term savings plan for people with disabilities.
Keywords: Disability, people with disabilities, RDSP, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Multimedia
May 26, 2010
If you are being charged with welfare overpayment, the following three resources may be able to help you.
Keywords: welfare fraud, welfare overpayment, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
April 29, 2010
This manual is for paralegals, legal information counsellors, and lawyers with clients who have consumer or debt problems. It covers 46 topics including bankruptcy, creditors, debtors, fraud,...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia, Manuals and guides
February 26, 2010
This web site is created by the Ontario Project for Inter-Clinic Community Organizing (OPICCO). It offers information and resources to help legal clinics, community agencies, activists and low-income...
Keywords: community development, law reform, legal information, Legal Research, Organizing, social justice, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
December 9, 2009
The Indigenous Peoples’ Poverty Alleviation Community Action Tool (CAT) is both a framework and a tool designed to assist indigenous communities and community organizers (COs) to investigate ways to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
September 29, 2009
The Rural Women Take Action on Poverty Committee have produced a fine resource for social justice activists: Counting Women In - A Toolkit for Rural Action on Poverty. The toolkit is a resource to...
Keywords: rural poverty, toolkit, Women, women in poverty, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
April 17, 2009
The Welcome Home guide provides a brief overview of the services and supports available in the community that may make the transition to a new home a little easier including how to apply for...
Keywords: Manuals and guides, Ontario
February 25, 2009
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. They...
Keywords: child protection, criminal justice, family law, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), multilingual, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
October 14, 2008
CLEO offers many text and audio guides on a variety of legal topics. These guides are available in several languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Simplified Chinese), Somali, Spanish,...
Keywords: Arabic, chinese, CLEO, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, legal info, Legal Research, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Workers' Rights, General resources, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Multimedia
September 27, 2008
Families want to contribute to the financial well-being of their children, but most cannot afford to comfortably support them for life. Medical coverage is extremely important for people who require...
Keywords: trust, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
July 13, 2008
Legal Help for British Columbians is a resource for non-legal professionals in BC who have clients with legal problems and little money to deal with them. It can help you in guiding someone in taking...
Keywords: charged with a crime, child support, complaint about police, consumer rights, disability benefits, human rights, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, pardon, record suspension, rural bc, rural bc, self-help, separation, suing someone, welfare, wills, British Columbia, General resources, Manuals and guides