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May 29, 2011
The Dalhousie Legal Aid Service in Halifax, Nova Scotia has created a Tenants' Rights Guide. It helps tenants understand their legal rights as a renter in Nova Scotia. The Legal Aid website also has...
Keywords: tenants rights, Nova Scotia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has developed a new publication series called The (Real) Bottom Line (in PDF). These 8-page "primers" on key economic and social issues will be of use to...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The BC Government offers a vast array of programs and services for people with disabilities. This website page, outlines the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation's services for...
Keywords: PWD, British Columbia, Government information
May 29, 2011
An all volunteer organization of prisoners, their families, friends, human rights activists and abolitionists of the death penalty who campaign on behalf of all innocent prisoners.
Keywords: Prisoners' Rights, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing...
Keywords: Health, Women, Organizations, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
Legal Services Society of BC has an online archive of publications on Consumer Law and Debt.
Keywords: consumer law, debt, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM) is a collective whose primary goal is to ally ourselves with indigenous peoples in the active fight for mutual self-determination.
Keywords: Organizing, Organizations, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
IDEA Regina is a grassroots alliance dedicated to full citizenship for individuals with disabilities. The IDEA Regina website has a Rehabilitation Directory, an extensive list of disability links,...
Keywords: Disability, Organizations, Saskatchewan
May 29, 2011
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has published a Study Paper on the Personal Liability of Society Directors and Officers. This project studied the sources of legal liability of directors and...
Keywords: business and non-profits, Legal Research, liability, Organizing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
This publication by the BC Legal Services Society explains what to do if someone cannot pay a court fine on time. Covers the four possible options: paying part of the fine by the due date, asking for...
Keywords: court fine, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The BC Supreme Court has some materials on their self-help information centre website to help understand the court procedure in civil matters. Community Legal Assistance Society has more lay person...
Keywords: self-represented litigants, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
Forced Migration Online has launched an extensive, new resource on international law related to refugees and other forced migrants.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, Manuals and guides, Research and education, International
May 29, 2011
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) offers advocacy resources such as booklets on topics like: disability insurance, human rights, Canadian Pension Plan disability benefits, self-advocacy,...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Disability, Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) website offers a number of helpful publications and resources, including information pamphlets on CPP benefits, WCB and EI.
Keywords: Ontario, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
Courthouse Libraries BC is a non-profit website that provides legal information services to the legal community and public in BC.
Keywords: Education, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
The Social Security Tribunal (SST) is an administrative tribunal that provides appeal processes for Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and Old Age Security (OAS) decisions. The...
Keywords: Legal Research, Seniors and Elders, Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. This website provides access to...
Keywords: Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a US based organization acting as a legal resource for the international human rights community. The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Reports and documents, Research and education, United States
May 29, 2011
Poverty and Human Rights Centre has a searchable database of materials related to social and economic rights. It includes texts of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian and other...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
May 29, 2011
The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) has released some research publications on low income in Canada. The reports cover such things as income levels for immigrants, prevalence of low income...
Keywords: low income research, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada