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Legal Resources.

Please find below, a variety of legal resources intended to help you stay informed and empowered.

Aboriginal Law and Legislation in Canada
This website provides links to Canadian Aboriginal Law and Legislation resources. It includes both national and international sources, in addition to leading Canadian Court decisions.

Canada Human Rights Commission
Parliament created the Canadian Human Rights Act in 1977 to provide equal opportunity to everyone in Canada and to help people confront discrimination in their daily lives. Parliamentarians shared a vision of a country where "all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have", free from discrimination.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission was created to administer the Canadian Human Rights Act. It also ensures compliance with the Employment Equity Act. The Commission operates independently from government when administering these two acts of Parliament. A French version is available.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada from the policies and actions of all areas and levels of government. It is designed to unify Canadians around a set of principles that embody those rights. A French version is available.

Canada Gazette
The Canada Gazette is the official news bulletin of the Government of Canada and this website provides the non-official electronic version of the publication. A French version is available.

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. Visit this website for access to Court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. A French version is available.

Court Prep: Court Preparation Tips for Youth
Courtprep is an interactive website that provides information on the Canadian legal system. While it is geared towards youth, it is a useful source for all ages. The site is an introductory guide, including witness tips and information on the justice process. A French version is also available.

Open Access Law Canada
This website provides public access to scholarly literature and promotes the dissemination of this scholarship, which benefits the author, the law review, and the public. A French version is also available.

E-Forms - Ontario Legal Forms
This website provides access to all Ontario Government forms. The forms are available in various formats including HTML, PDF and Word. Forms on this site may be viewed, filled-in on screen, printed and sent by regular mail. Some forms can also be submitted through this website. A French version is available. A French version is also available.

This website provides access to official copies of Ontario's statutes and regulations. E-laws is updated continually. A French version is also available.

Federal Organizations - Canadian Government Departments & Agencies
An alphabetical listing of links to Government of Canada Departments, Agencies, Crown Corporations, Special Operating Agencies and various affiliated organizations. A French version is also available.

Guide to Ontario Courts
An online guide to: the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice. A French version is also available.

International Legal Scholarship Library
This free online library for law journal articles aims to provide a comprehensive search facility for all academic law journals available via WorldLII and other Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) and the nearly 20,000 law journal articles and academic papers available through the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN). Currently, the search facility below allows searches over 45 law journals databases.

Justice Canada
The Department of Justice fulfills three distinctive roles within the Government of Canada. It acts as: a policy department with broad responsibilities for overseeing all matters relating to the administration of justice that fall within the federal domain-in this capacity, it helps to ensure a fair, relevant and accessible justice system for all Canadians; a provider of a range of legal advisory, litigation and legislative services to government departments and agencies; and a central agency responsible for supporting the Minister in advising Cabinet on all legal matters. A French version is also available.

Law Society of Upper Canada
The Law Society regulates Ontario lawyers and paralegal licensees in the public interest. A French version is also available.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)
Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people. To qualify for legal aid services, you must be financially eligible, and your legal matter must be one that LAO covers. A French version is also available.

Legal Directory for Windsor and Essex County
Follow this link to conduct a search to find contact information for the following law related individuals and organizations in the Windsor and Essex County: C.A.W. Legal Services Plan, Court Reporting Firms, Courts, Crown Attorneys, Family Responsibility Office, Land Registry Office, Law Firms, Legal Aid, Legal Counsel, Legal Department, Other Agencies, Police, Provincial Offences Officer, Provincial Prosecutor, and Social and Related Services.

The Lawyers Weekly
The Lawyers Weekly is a free online law journal. The journal has been published since 1983 and was the first newspaper for the Canadian legal profession. Visit this website for news stories about the latest significant Court rulings from across Canada; stories on new trends and developments in Canadian legislation and legal practice as well as on the business of the practice of law; summaries of the most important recent Court rulings; profiles of key players in the Canadian legal profession; and notes on major events in which the law societies, bar associations, and law firms are involved.

Ontario Human Rights Commission
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is one part of Ontario’s system for human rights, guided by the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). The OHRC plays an important role in preventing discrimination and promoting and advancing human rights in Ontario. A French version is also available.

Ontario Legislative Assembly
This website provides information on Members of Provincial Parliament, bills and other legislative business, as well as transcripts and records of legislative and committee. A French version is also available.

Office of Information Commissioner
The Information Commissioner of Canada helps to ensure that Canada’s freedom of information law is respected; Defends the rights of those making information requests by investigating complaints of requestors who believe federal institutions have not respected their rights under the Access to Information Act; Encourages federal institutions to make information more easily available to the public to keep the federal government accountable to Canadians; and Promotes awareness of the importance of open and transparent government. The Commissioner is independent of government and is answerable to Parliament. A French version is also available.

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Justice Ontario provides easy-to-use information, access to legal resources and toll-free telephone access to the same information in 173 languages at 1-866-252-0104. Visit this website for comprehensive step-by-step instructions for matters in the area of family law, criminal law, lawsuits & disputes, human rights, wills & estates, tickets & fines and more. The website also includes an interactive tool to help you find the location of your nearest Courthouse, types of Court held at that location, contact information, directions and available accessibility features. A French version is also available.

Parliamentary Publications and Archives
This website provides access to Government Bills and other bills (from the 1st session of the 37th Parliament) full-text and status information. The website also provides access to the Chamber business and Committee business of both the House of Commons and the Senate. It includes debates, Government bills and progress of legislation information for the past three sessions in the archives. A French version is also available.

Provincial and Territorial Information
This website provides links to the official government Web sites of Canada's provinces and territories. A French version is also available.

Sexual Assault Care
Sexual Assault Care is a specialized team of doctors, nurses and counselors that provides emergency medical treatment and emotional support to youth (over the age of 12), women, and men who have experienced a recent sexual assault. The services are confidential and free of charge. They are able to take care of victims who have physical disabilities and will arrange for interpreters to help understand individuals who have difficulty with the English language. T are on call 24 hours a day.

Statutes and Regulations of Canada
An online source of the consolidated Canadian Acts and regulations. The consolidations are generally updated on a weekly basis.

Your Legal Rights
A website of free practical and easy to find legal information for people in Ontario.