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Canadian Laws


Citizenship and Immigration Canada website has useful information on what you should know about your rights in Canada including:

  • Everyone has rights against violence
  • Women's rights
  • Children's rights
  • Seniors' rights
  • Language rights

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

Many newcomers are so busy getting settled, they often are not aware of their rights in Canada.

To help you better understand what some of their basic rights are, Community Legal Education Ontario has launched resources that are available in many languages, including:

In addition to English and French, the service provides legal rights information, support and referrals in Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu.

Legal Advice in French 

If you need legal advice in French, call the French-Language Summary Legal Advice line at 1-877-966-7345. This is a free and confidential service available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advice is available in areas such as:

  • Consumers’ rights
  • Employment standards
  • Housing (tenants’ rights)
  • Immigration
  • Social assistance