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Alberta

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

  • Alberta Lawyer Referral
    The Lawyer Referral service is a program operated by the Law Society to assist members of the public in finding a lawyer who will provide the legal services they require.
  • Legal Aid Alberta
    Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) provides a range of legal services to low-income Albertans in a number of areas of law including family, criminal, and civil.
  • Law Central - Alberta
    LawCentral Alberta is a portal or collection of links to law-related information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Albertans. Our purpose is to create an educated public who understands their rights and responsibilities under the law, and who knows where to go for legal help and referral.
  • Alberta Queen's Printer:
    The Alberta Queen’s Printer publishes, distributes and sells Alberta’s Acts, Regulations and various legislation-related materials.
  • ECLC - Alberta
    The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) provides free legal services to low-income individuals in the areas of civil and administrative law
  • GPLG - Grande Prairie Legal Guidance - Alberta
    GPLG offers free legal guidance to low income individuals who have a legal problem and do not qualify for Legal Aid. GPLG uses a set of income guidelines to determine whether individuals are able to qualify for our assistance.
  • Calgary AB Employment Law Labour Law & Employment Advice
    Calgary AB based Sawers McFarlane employment law firm offers complete AB employment law, labour law and AB labor law advice & counsel to clients in Calgary AB and throughout Western Canada.
  • Student Legal Services
    Providing free legal information and representation to the low income community

Other

British Columbia

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

  • Koskie Glavin Gordon
    Koskie Glavin Gordon provides a full range of legal services to trade unions, pension plans, health and welfare trusts, individuals and groups of workers in both the private and public sector.  The lawyers in our firm provide legal advice and representation in a number of practice areas including Labour Relations, Pensions, Workers Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety, Human Rights, Privacy, Class Action and more.
  • Lawyer Referral Service - BC
    The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch. The LRS program enables the public to access lawyers practicing in the field of law required for the particular situation and provides the opportunity to have a consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25 plus taxes.
  • BC Employment Lawyer Blog – By the Employment Law Group at Waterstone Law Group LLP
    Written for both employers and employees, this blog is intended to help provide a better understanding of the processes and laws relating to employment relationships in British Columbia.
  • British Columbia Employer Advisor | Vancouver Labour & Employment Lawyers | McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    This blog provides our views on legislative, regulatory and common law rules and developments that affect employment relations, labour-related business practices and human resources policies in British Columbia.
  • Legal News | Harris BC
    Harris & Company specializes in labour law.
  • clicklaw - BC
    This site provides legal information, education and help for British Columbians.
  • Legal aid - BC
    The Legal Services Society (LSS), the organization that provides legal aid in BC. Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information.
  • Pro Bono Law of BC
    An innovative, collaborative pro bono system advancing access to justice and serving the legal needs of people and non-profit organizations of limited means throughout British Columbia.
  • Community Legal Assistance Society - British Columbia
    Since our incorporation in 1971, CLAS has provided legal assistance to disadvantaged people throughout British Columbia. We specialize in the areas of poverty, disability, workers’ compensation, employment insurance, mental health, human rights and equality law.
  • Law Students' Legal Advice Program - British Columbia
    LSLAP is a non-profit society run by law students at the University of British Columbia. We provide free legal advice and representation at clinics located throughout the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
  • LegalGuideDec2009.pdf - BC
    A guide to help non-legal professionals make legal referrals for their clients in British Columbia
  • EmploymentLawHandbook.pdf
    Employee Legal Rights and Entitlements In BC
  • Kestrel Workplace Legal Counsel LLP
    Kestrel Workplace Legal Counsel LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in solving legal problems arising in the workplace. Representing individual employees and unions, members of the firm have a broad range of experience in British Columbia and Ontario at various tribunals and levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Clients rely on us to provide them with practical, cost-effective solutions to their legal problems.
  • Admin Law BC — Online Help Guide
    An online guide to administrative law in British Columbia that illustrates how administrative law affects the lives of all British Columbians. AdminLawBC.ca features educational videos, a BC Admin Law Directory of Tribunals, self-help resources, and a list of speakers available for community and school groups.
  • CBA British Columbia - Employment and Social Benefits
    Information - Dial-A-Law
  • Pivot Legal Society - British Columbia
    Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to achieve widespread social change. Our lawyers work with low-income communities to develop strategies to address systemic problems affecting large numbers of people.

Other

  • Labour Relations Board - British Columbia
    The BC Labour Relations Board is an independent, administrative tribunal with the mandate to mediate and adjudicate employment and labour relations matters related to unionized workplaces.
  • WorkBC - The Government of British Columbia's source for labour market information
    WorkBC.ca is a one-stop window to the world of work in B.C. This website helps British Columbians – and those who are thinking of living, working, studying or investing here – to discover the wealth of labour market information they can use to make important employment-related decisions.
  • British Columbia - Workers' Rights | PovNet
    PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada.
  • About the BC Ombudsperson
    The B.C. Ombudsperson is an officer of the provincial legislature; independent of government and political parties; responsible for making sure that the administrative practices and services of public agencies are fair, reasonable, appropriate and equitable.

Canada

Employment and Labour Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
    The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination are followed in all areas of federal jurisdiction.
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
    Welcome to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Web site. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, is an Officer of Parliament who reports directly to the House of Commons and the Senate.
  • Canadian Human Rights Act
    Department of Justice Canada's Internet site

Legal Resources

Other

  • Canada Industrial Relations Board
    The Canada Industrial Relations Board's mandate is to contribute to and promote effective industrial relations in any work, undertaking or business that falls within the authority of the Parliament of Canada.

Manitoba

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

  • Worker Advisor Office - WCB - Manitoba
    We provide free and confidential services to injured workers and their families who require assistance when dealing with the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba.
  • Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
    The workers compensation system is an injury and disability insurance system for workers and employers, paid for by employers.
  • SAFE Manitoba
    Government Website providing information on Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Family Services and Labour - Manitoba
    The Workplace Safety and Health Branch administers The Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations dealing with the health and safety of workers in the Province of Manitoba.

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

Other

New Brunswick

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

  • New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
    Government site on equality, discrimination and harassment in NB, Canada, with resources for employees, employers, educators, lawyers and the general public. About: the New Brunswick Human Rights Act; the Human Rights Commission; its guidelines; the complaint process; Boards of Inquiry; case law; the Human Rights Award, etc.
  • New Brunswick Human Rights Act
    Human Rights Code 1971
  • Guideline-on-Accommodating-Disability-at-Work- New Brunswick
    For employers, unions, persons with disabilities and their health care providers:
  • Office of the Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner - New Brunswick
    The Office of the Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner is responsible for the oversight of both the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act. These pieces of legislation ensure openness, transparency and protection of information in the public and health care sectors and the Commissioner receives any complaints or concerns about its administration while continually educating the public on these matters.

Legal Resources

Other

  • Industrial Relations - New Brunswick
    Providing information and support to labour relations
  • Pay Equity - New Brunswick
    Pay Equity Act, 2009
  • Pay Equity - New Brunswick
    The Wage Gap Reduction Initiative in partnership with stakeholders is an innovative Government of New Brunswick program comprised of a range of strategies aimed at achieving greater economic prosperity through addressing the wage gap.
  • Common Front for Social Justice - New Brunswick
    The Common Front for Social Justice is fighting to build a more human society based on the respect and dignity of all. We want a New Brunswick without poverty. We want a society which give each and everyone a decent living, in particular by having a minimum wage and social income on which citizens can to live on and not just exist.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Labour Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

Other

  • Labour Relations Agency - Nfld
    The Labour Relations Agency works with employees and employers to support and foster positive employment relations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Labour Standards

Occupational Health and Safety

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

Other

Ontario

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

  • WSIAT | Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal - Ontario
    Established in 1985, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) is the final level of appeal to which workers and employers may bring disputes concerning workplace safety and insurance matters in Ontario. WSIAT has always been separate from and independent of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
  • Health and Safety Ontario
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour enforces the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which sets out the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. The main purpose of the act is to protect workers’ health and safety on the job.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act - Reg. 851 - Ontario
    Occupational Health and Safety Act - Regulation 851
  • Office of the Worker Adviser - Ontario
    Helping injured workers
  • Workplace Violance Understanding the law Ontario
    This guide explains workplace violence and harassment requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Tribunal Decisions - Ontario
    The Library of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal
  • Research Institute for Work & Health
    The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. The Institute has been described as one of the top five occupational health and safety research centres in the world.
  • WSIB - Ontario
    We administer Ontario’s no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers. As part of this system, we provide disability benefits, monitor the quality of health care and assist in early, safe return to work for workers injured on the job or who contract an occupational disease. We are entirely funded by employer premiums.
  • OWTL | Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library
    The Library of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.
  • Injured Workers Online
    Injuredworkersonline.org website for Ontario's injured workers to share news on law reform, support, research, advocacy, training and education on the workers' compensation system
  • ::: IAVGO ::: Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario
    IAVGO is a community legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario since 1975. They serve the injured worker community in Ontario.
  • HSO - Health & Safety Ontario
    Health & Safety Ontario (HSO) is the result of a bold move to reorganize the independent efforts of 12 health and safety associations into four streamlined organizations to better serve more than 236,000 Ontario businesses.
  • Bullying in the Workplace - Ontario
    A handbook for the workplace
  • Personal relationship violence in the workplace - Ontario -
    Handbook
  • Gary Newhouse, Barrister and Solicitor and Michael S. Green, Barrister and Solicitor - Ontario
    We have both been representing injured workers with their claims and appeals before the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) for more than 25 years.
  • Workers Safety - Ontario
    The Toronto Workers’ Health & Safety Legal Clinic is funded by LEGAL AID ONTARIO (www.legalaid.on.ca) to provide free information, legal advice and representation to low income workers who face health and safety problems at work.
  • OHCOW - Ontario
    Staffed by an inter-disciplinary team of nurses, hygienists, ergonomists, researchers, client service coordinators and contracted physicians, each OHCOW clinic provides comprehensive occupational health services and information.
  • HSO - Health & Safety Ontario
    Health & Safety Ontario (HSO) is the result of a bold move to reorganize the independent efforts of 12 health and safety associations into four streamlined organizations to better serve more than 236,000 Ontario businesses.
  • PSHSA - Ontario
    PSHSA is a not-for-profit association created by the amalgamation of three respected health and safety leaders – the Education Safety Association of Ontario (ESAO), the Municipal Health and Safety Association (MHSA) and the Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare (OSACH).
  • Workplace Safety North | A Health & Safety Ontario Partner
    WSN is an independent not-for-profit health and safety organization, funded by a portion of the premiums our member workplaces pay to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
  • Workplace Health and Safety Network - Ontario
    We provide Joint Health & Safety Certification Training as well as Workplace Safety and Insurance Board training for companies.

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

  • Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck
    “Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck is an Ottawa based law firm that specializes in employment and labour law and human rights issues with extensive experience representing unions, individuals and organizations. We appear before all levels of Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals including arbitrators, labour boards, and human rights tribunals. We also regularly provide educational seminars to our clients and at conferences.”
  • Cavalluzzo, Shilton, McIntyre, Cornish LLP
    At Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish we provide prompt and clear advice and representation. We work to make complex issues understandable and try to ensure that simple matters stay that way. We always discuss with clients in advance the costs associated with large and small projects. We have an equality based, culturally sensitive perspective.

  • Your Legal Rights - Ontario
    A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights is a website of legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.
  • LawHelpOntario - Ontario
    Law Help Ontario is a court-based self-help centre for unrepresented litigants who cannot afford a lawyer. LHO is operated by Pro Bono Law Ontario.
  • Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) - Workers' Compensation Manual
    A Manual for Workers’ Advocates is a practitioner’s guide for injured workers’ representatives, whether based in legal clinics, the private bar, injured workers’ groups, or unions.
  • CLEO - Termination - Ontario
    Information for workers who have been fired or had their employment terminated
  • Law Times
    Law Times keeps Ontario lawyers at the top of their game by providing timely, pertinent information on case law, professional development, governance issues as well as in-depth coverage and commentary on the issues of the day.
  • ISTHATLEGAL.CA - LEGAL GUIDE (ONTARIO)
    Online legal guide for Ontario
  • Access to Legal Services - Ontario
  • Employment and Labour | Brought To You By FMC Law
    Ontario based legal firm specializing in employment law
  • Law Society Referral Service - Ontario
    The Law Society Referral Service (LSRS), known for the past 40 years as the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), has been filling an important community need by connecting lawyers and people looking for assistance with a legal matter.
  • Toronto Employment Lawyers | Labour Lawyer | Wrongful Dismissal
    Whitten & Lublin is a boutique employment law firm providing expert legal counsel to both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law in the non-unionized environment.
  • Justice at Work - Justice at Work - Ontario
    Justice at Work provides free legal services to low and middle-income workers from across Ontario
  • Employment Law Manual | Your Legal Rights - Ontario
    This manual is meant to help people who have been dismissed from their jobs figure out if they have been wrongfully dismissed, learn their rights, and think about their options. It includes sections on the employment relationship, federal and provincial employment laws, duties of employers and employees, and termination of the employment relationship.
  • The Buchanan Ontario Workplace Law Blog
    A general resource for employees and management alike, covering issues old and new in the law of Ontario employment relationships.
  • Kestrel Workplace Legal Counsel LLP
    Kestrel Workplace Legal Counsel LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in solving legal problems arising in the workplace. Representing individual employees and unions, members of the firm have a broad range of experience in British Columbia and Ontario at various tribunals and levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Community Legal Clinics and Legal Aid

  • Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes - Ontario
    Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is a legal clinic in Ontario that offers client counselling, client representation, public education seminars, law reform and community development.
  • Parkdale Community Legal Services - Toronto, Ontario
    They cover a wide variety of subject areas, including social assistance, workers' rights, tenants' rights, immigration and refugee claims, mental health law, and domestic violence issues - Parkdale Toronto Ontario
  • Ottawa Community Legal Services - Ontario
    There are four Community Legal Clinics and the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic serving the low income residents living in the amalgamated City of Ottawa. Depending on where you live and what your problem is, you may be referred to a legal clinic serving your area. We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario and are responsible to a local community board of directors or steering committee. We can give you advice if your income is within our guidelines. You may be screened for your financial eligibility even for telephone advice.
  • Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Services - Toronto, Ontario
    Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services [KBCLS] is located at 489 College Street, one block west of Bathurst Street, in Toronto, Ontario. We are a non-profit community based legal clinic serving low income members of our community who qualify for our services and meet our case selection criteria.
  • Legal Aid Ontario: Contact and Location Info
    Community legal clinics provide representation, public legal education, law reform and community development services to low-income individuals and groups within a defined geographical area.
  • Legal Aid Ontario - Clinics and Area Offices
    LAO's mandate in the Legal Aid Services Act, 1998 is to "promote access to justice throughout Ontario for low-income individuals by means of providing consistently high quality legal aid services in a cost-effective and efficient manner."
  • Northwest Community Legal Clinic - Ontario
    The Northwest Community Legal Clinic provides services to the Kenora and Rainy River Districts from its three offices located in Fort Frances, Kenora and Atikokan, with monthly sub-offices in Red Lake and Ear Falls hosted by the Kenora office.
  • ARCH - Ontario
    ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty community legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of people with disabilities in Ontario.

Other

  • Workers Action Centre Ontario
    The Workers’ Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of workers in low-wage and precarious employment.
  • Equal Pay Coalition - Ontario
    The Equal Pay Coalition was formed in 1976 as a coalition of organizations to seek the implementation of equal pay for work of equal value both through legislation and collective bargaining
  • Labour Relations Ontario Ministry of Labour
    The Ministry of Labour promotes a stable and constructive labour relations climate and fosters productive workplace relationships in Ontario.
  • Pay Equity Commission - Ontario
    The Pay Equity Office (PEO) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Pay Equity Act. The PEO investigates, mediates and resolves complaints under the Pay Equity Act. The PEO also provides programs and services to help people understand and comply with the Pay Equity Act.
  • Ontario Work Info Net - Ontario
  • Your Rights - Ontario
    Workers' Action Centre Pamphlet summary of rights
  • Pay Equity Commission - Ontario
    This website contains information that is related to the mandate and operations of the Pay Equity Office only.
  • 211 Ontario
    211 is a three-digit phone number and website that provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario
  • YourRights.pdf - Workers Action Centre - Ontario
    The Workers’ Action Centre is a workerbased organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable jobs. We fight for all workers to have a voice at work and be treated with dignity and fairness.
  • Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly | Solidarity. Resistance. Change.
    With economic and political crises deepening before our eyes, the working class in Canada – employed, unemployed and marginalized; in the workplace and the community; union and non-union – seems to be permanently on the defensive both ideologically and strategically.
  • Windsor Workers' Education Centre
    The Workers’ Action Centre provides a new way for people to join together to fight for fair employment.
  • OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
    OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant-serving agencies and to coordinate response to shared needs and concerns.
  • OEERC — Ontario Employment Education & Resource Centre
    Committed to improving public education and awareness on workplace legislation, as well as developing and implementing much-needed supports and strategies for workers who have experienced violations of their rights.
  • Workers Action Centre - Ontario
    Information: Court or Ministry of Labour

Prince Edward Island

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

  • PEI Human Rights Commission
    The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission administers and enforces the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act. The Act establishes a complaint process under which the Commission has the authority to receive, investigate, attempt to settle and make rulings on complaints. The Commission also develops programs of public information and education about human rights through seminars, publications, responses to general inquiries and a resource centre. The Commission also advises the government on human rights issues.
  • PEI Human Rights Act
    current to December 19, 2009

Legal Resources

Other

Quebec

Labour Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

  • Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
    Updated to 1 December 2009
  • Human Rights Quebec
    The Commission shall promote and uphold, by any appropriate measures, the principles enunciated in the Charter Human Rights and Freedoms.
  • The Human Rights Tribunal - Quebec
    This specialized, autonomous and independent judicial Tribunal has as its mandate to hear and decide disputes in the areas of discrimination, harassment, exploitation of the elderly and of handicapped persons, and affirmative action programs, as set out in its constitutive law, the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Legal Resources

Other

Saskatchewan

Labour Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

Other

  • Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board
    The Board adjudicates disputes arising under The Trade Union Act and other Saskatchewan labour legislation. The Board operates in a quasi-judicial manner, holding formal public hearings and rendering written decisions.
  • Unemployed Workers Help Centre - Saskatchewan
    The Unemployed Workers Help Centre (UWHC) is a non-profit organization providing information and advocacy services on Employment Insurance. Our services are open to everyone in need and no fees are charged for any service.

Canadian North

Employment Standards

Occupational Health and Safety - Worker's Compensation

Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

Other

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