- Ontario E-Laws
- A Guide to Reading Ontario Legislations
- Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal
- Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
- Tenant Action Group (TAG)
- Community Legal Education Centre
- Income Security Advocacy Centre
- DisAbled Women's Network Ontario (DAWN)
- Ontario Ministry of Community & Social Services
- Daily Bread Food Bank
- National Anti-Poverty Education
- Arch Legal Resource on Disabilities
- PTBO Social Planning Council
- City of Peterborough homepage
- Peterborough Community Legal Clinic
- PTBO Housing Resource Centre
- Poor-Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion By Jean Swanson.
An essential website for advocates that includes all Ontario Provincial Acts of Legislation (i.e. the Tenant Protection Act; the Ontario Works Act; the Ontario Disability Support Program Act; the Safe Streets Act, etc).
Helpful for doing research on provincial laws, particularly welfare and housing.
Toll Free Helpline: 1-888-332-3234
Ontario Government’s guide to tenant issues and the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. Includes electronic versions of forms you may need if submitting an application or disputing a landlord issue at the Tribunal.
Toronto: (416) 935-6939 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With 12 years experience doing direct action casework, OCAP has lots of skilled advocates who can offer information and provide strategy advice.
Belleville: (613) 391-5612
A close ally of PCAP and a group that is at the forefront of direct action advocacy, TAG specializes in Tenant Rights, but also fights for welfare, disability and hydro issues.
Toronto: (416) 408-4420
Provides legal brochures on a variety of legal issues including welfare, disability, housing, criminal offences, etc.
Toronto: (416) 597-5820 Toll Free: (866) 245-4072
The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with and on behalf of low -income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty. Lots of useful online resources.
DAWN promotes social justice, gender equality, human rights and the advancement of equality rights of disAbled women through education, research and advocacy.
This is the main government website for information about Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program. Policy directives, press releases and news are posted regularly on this website – so its worth checking periodically to keep up to date.
A food bank in Toronto that does food security advocacy, education and research. Their regular publications contain useful statistics and information on food bank usage.
A good source of news, facts and campaigns relating to low-income people in Canada.
An excellent source of news and anti-poverty resources, plus a list of anti-poverty advocates in Ontario.
An excellent online resource for persons with disabilities – includes regular legal updates.
Phone:705-743-5915 Email: email@example.com
The PSPC facilitates research, community development, and public education in the Peterborough area. Providing regular statistical analyses of poverty and homelessness in Peterborough, the PSPC is a good resource for local facts and figures on poverty issues.
Important for finding city council meeting minutes, official city reports, social services info, etc
Provides individual support for non-criminal legal issues such as housing and welfare.
Provides a housing registry, access to emergency housing funds, referrals and support.
(Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2001.)
An informative, easy-to-read book that describes the historical/cultural prevalence of poorbashing and provides tools to dismantle it. Highly recommended.