Online Resources - Manuals and guides

July 5, 2018
Explains who is eligible for welfare, how to apply for welfare online, what benefits are available, your responsibilities while on welfare, how to appeal a decision about your benefits, and how to...
Keywords: how to apply for welfare, welfare appeal, welfare overpayment, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
November 22, 2016
This guide gives an overview of the judicial review process, from preparing and filing your petition and affidavit to representing yourself in court. We include sample documents and the ability to...
Keywords: court, Employment Standards, evictions, judicial review, WCB, workers' compensation, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
June 25, 2014
A new resource for refugee claimants developed by Kinbrace, this guide helps you: learn key refugee legal issues track your refugee claim on the right timeline learn strategies to help prepare for...
Keywords: refugee hearing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Ontario
April 24, 2014
Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women. The tool-kit aims to address some of the identified gaps in...
Keywords: aboriginal women, Indigenous, reserve, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
March 19, 2014
BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre (BLERC) is a department of Native Counselling Service of Alberta (NCSA). Its primary mission is to develop and distribute materials designed to assist...
Keywords: Alberta, Indigenous, legal rights, General resources, Manuals and guides
March 14, 2014
"Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities" is a guide on food security. It contains lots of useful information and links to tools and resources to help you reach out to...
Keywords: food security, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
March 5, 2014
If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move to Vancouver, these guides will be helpful. "Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver" features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
February 26, 2014
The Tenancy Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC) has published its Tenant Survival Guide online - it is now available as a Clicklaw Wikibook. In its new online format at Clicklaw, the Tenant...
Keywords: clicklaw, tenancy rights, TRAC, wikibook, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
February 5, 2014
The Community Partnership Manual: A Guide to Developing a Community-Based Pro Bono Program This manual outlines the steps for developing a pro bono delivery service. Intended for community...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, pro bono, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
February 3, 2014
This is the second edition of The Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver's popular resource guide. It covers receiving care from agencies and from the Choice in Supports for Independent...
Keywords: care provider, csil program, group home, home care, British Columbia, General resources, Manuals and guides
November 12, 2013
Available on Clicklaw, this handbook produced by the Community Legal Education Ontario provides tips and tools for community workers who produce legal information for the public. It covers knowing...
Keywords: advocates, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), General resources, Manuals and guides, Ontario, All of Canada
November 7, 2013
The Downtown Eastside Resource Guide by the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre was created for the ease of locating resources by/for consumers and service providers. Any edits, additions, deletions,...
Keywords: addiction and recovery services, clothing, financial and legal services, food, health services, recovery, shelter, victim services, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
April 4, 2013
JP Boyd on Family Law, a family law wikibook by Clicklaw, provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia.
Keywords: child support, divorce, family law, legal information, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
March 7, 2013
The Survival Manual is a list of resources and agencies to assist those who are struggling with illness, homelessness, hunger and/or addiction or people looking for ways they can contribute to their...
Keywords: addiction, at risk youth, social services, British Columbia, Directories, Manuals and guides
August 8, 2012
BCCPD's Workbook, Going to the CPP Disability Review Tribunal, is designed to help people whose Canada Pension Plan disability benefits application and Reconsideration Request have been denied, and...
Keywords: Canadian Pension Plan, CPP, CPP disability, review tribunal, self-help, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
July 11, 2012
This website addresses the legal needs of youth by providing information about their legal rights. The site helps youth understand how laws apply to them and where they can get help. Topics include:...
Keywords: crime, driving, family breakup, work, youth rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Gateways, Manuals and guides
January 25, 2012
The Disability Alliance of BC (formaly The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities) have some of their most requested publications on self-help, CPP, disability benefits, and health available in...
Keywords: chinese, CPP, developmental disability, HIV/AIDS, Punjabli, self-help, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
November 4, 2011
Do you identify yourself as an Aboriginal person? Do you help people who do? This site has information and publications about the issues that are important to Aboriginal people and the help that...
Keywords: child protection, Gladue, harvesting rights, reserve, residential school, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Services
October 31, 2011
The mission of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia is to promote access to justice in British Columbia by providing and fostering quality pro bono legal services for people and non-profit...
Keywords: lawyers, legal, pro bono, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Organizations, Services
July 12, 2011
Small claims court is a court of law that has been designed to meet your needs as a user of the court. It’s meant to be a “do-it-yourself” kind of court, where ordinary people can handle their own...
Keywords: Small claims, small claims court, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
July 12, 2011 A Guide to Administrative Law in BC What is Administrative Law? All levels of government make laws and regulations that affect us every day. For example, the municipal government makes...
Keywords: administrative law, poverty law, tribunal, British Columbia, Government information, Manuals and guides
July 6, 2011
The FNSDS is a non-profit society that provides support services to the Band Social Development Workers of BC who administer Income Assistance On-reserve for BC First Nation Communities. They provide...
Keywords: income assistance on reserve, Indigenous, Welfare, welfare on reserve, Manuals and guides, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Parenting on Your Own: A Handbook for One-Parent Families (tenth edition, 2012) lists services and supports in Manitoba that are of interest to one-parent families. It is an excellent resource for...
Keywords: Family, Women, Manitoba, Government information, Manuals and guides
June 1, 2011
Your Legal Rights has two links to resources published by the Ontario Council of Associations Serving Immigrants (OCASI) about family sponsorship and what to do if the sponsorship breaks down: If...
Keywords: family sponsorship, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
"Navigating Mental Health Services in Toronto: A Guide for Newcomer Communities" is a guide (PDF) that explains the mental health system to new Canadians. It describes the rights of people with...
Keywords: Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 30, 2011
"Being an advocate does not mean you have to quit your job, write big checks or rush to Washington D.C. It also doesn't mean you have to know everything there is to know about learning disabilities...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, learning disabilities, Manuals and guides, United States
May 29, 2011
The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)'s guide explains the EI system, including how to apply and who's eligibile. The Guide is available online or can be downloaded.
Keywords: Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 29, 2011
The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee has a teaching guide for issues related to homelessness. Topics include an introduction to homelessness, historical and structural issues, poverty, health (...
Keywords: Education, Homelessness, Manuals and guides, Ontario
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 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
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 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
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 Ontario's Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) was established in 1983 to protect the civil and legal rights of inpatients in the current and former Ontario provincial psychiatric hospitals...
Keywords: Human Rights, Mental Health, psychiatric patient, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
May 29, 2011
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The Legal Services Society has a publication titled Sponsorship Breakdown. This guide is for permanent residents who need help when the person sponsoring them in Canada is no longer supporting them,...
Keywords: sponsorship, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA) Policy Manual contains all of the policies a caseworker uses when making their decisions. It is also the first thing that supervisors and appeal...
Keywords: Government Policy, Nova Scotia, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
The Legal Services Society has published a booklet for any homeowner who is about to miss a mortgage payment, has already missed one or more mortgage payments, or has received a Petition to go to...
Keywords: foreclosure, mortgage, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
Despite the fact Aboriginal peoples offer diverse skills to the workforce, their participation in the labour force is lower and their unemployment rate higher than that of non-Aboriginal Canadians....
Keywords: Indigenous, Unemployment, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
May 27, 2011
The BC and Yukon Division of the MS Society has many information resources and publications available both online and through their lending library. Online legal advocacy resources include: MS and...
Keywords: advocacy, Disability, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Manuals and guides