Publications

CSALC publishes brochures in Chinese and Vietnamese in certain areas of law that are most relevant to our clients. The English version of many of these brochures is based on materials developed by CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario as well as information provided by relevant government bodies

This resource offers some basic consumer rights such as refund and exchange rules when purchase goods, signing a consumer contracts to purchase goods or services, cooling period and cancel of contract.  What is your right if you received goods that you did not ask for as well as some remedies to resolves complaints. In some […]

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The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is the law in Ontario that governs relationships between landlords and tenants. The RTA applies to you if you are a tenant in a house, an apartment, a condo unit, a retirement home, mobile home or a room in a house where you do not share a kitchen or bathroom […]

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In Ontario, the social assistance system is designed to provide basic income and other support for individuals and families who have little or no financial means.Metro-toronto-chinese-southeast-asian-legal-clinic-social-assistance Currently, there are two programs under Ontario’s social assistance system: Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). In general, Ontario Works is designed to assist people on […]

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Police powers are far reaching and it is important to know your rights when dealing with the police. Our brochure provides information about several aspects of police powers, from what to do if you are detained, questioned or arrested by police officers  to body searches and police searches inside your home. You have the right […]

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Many immigrants in Ontario work in low paying jobs in non-unionized workplaces. It is therefore important for immigrants and other low-income workers to know that there are laws in Ontario that provide basic protection for most employees, including those who work part-time, as well as those who find their jobs through temporary agencies. The Employment […]

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Immigration Immigration law is a complex area of law. It determines what types of immigrants and visitors will be admitted to Canada and the conditions under which they can enter or be removed from Canada.  It also governs the right of an immigrant (permanent resident) to appeal certain decisions made by immigration authorities. Family class […]

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