Can young people get married?

Scenario: Mark is a seventeen-year old high school student who has just finished grade 11.  He loves soccer, playing the guitar and going to parties with his friends. He is the vice-president on his school’s student council and is a member of the swim team.  He has been dating his boyfriend, Nathan, since the end…

The Legal Rules of Youth and Work

Starting your first job? Did you know there are laws about young people in the workforce?  Consider these scenarios Mandeep is 14 years old and just started a summer job working at a construction project lifting supplies. Jillian, age 15 decides to start a part time job which requires her to work during school hours.…

Leaving Home Part I: When Can I decide Where I want to Live?

Leaving Home will be a series of blog posts providing information to youth who have questions about their rights and responsibilities about leaving home. These blog posts offer general information only. For particular issues specific to a personal situation, contact JFCY to speak to a lawyer. Today’s blog peice is about when a youth can…