Child Protection and the Law in Ontario

Image Source: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NfpJrte5ZSA/T2weCOwucHI/AAAAAAAAAEA/Dx_jCODQsBc/s1600/family.jpg Scenario: Rochelle is 14 years old. She lives with her mother, father, and her younger sister, Georgia. Rochelle’s father lost his job a year ago and has been struggling to get back on his feet. They are currently receiving social assistance, but the family only receives about $1200 a month. After paying their…

Fake ID and the Law: Video

Ever wondered about the potential legal consequences for getting caught with fake or borrowed ID? Check out this video produced by the PLE Team.  Click here to watch the video! Learn about the law around fake IDs in Ontario.  Watch these three teens as they learn about the possible consequences for getting caught with fake or…

Wills and Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Legal information for youth dealing with these important issues: Scenario: Maggie is 17 years old. She was recently diagnosed with an illness. Although her doctor told her that the general prognosis is good, he said that in the future, her illness may affect her ability to make decisions for herself. Maggie has been dating Sean,…

What is the Office of the Children’s Lawyer?

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer In this post, we look at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL), which is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General that provides legal services to children and youth who are under the age of 18 in Ontario. While they both represent children and youth…

Video: Leaving Home

Check out this new video that deals with legal issues that can arise when youth leave home.   Click on the link below to learn about the legal and practical issues that Terence must consider as he decides whether to leave home and live on his own at the age of 16.  To read more…

New Video: Age of Consent

Check out JFCY’s new video on age of consent.  For those of you who want the details in brief, there’s a quick summary of the law below: Consent to sex is always your decision – The Canadian law requires that all people participating in sexual activity must give their own consent: you decide whether you…

Behind the Scenes with the PLE Team

On December 20 some members of the YouTube Subcommittee of the PLE Team shot a public legal education video. The topic: Age of Consent for Sexual Activity, an area of law that is commonly misunderstood. The volunteers worked with Andrea to come up with a script and plan. Stay tuned for the release of this…