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…

Looking for rental housing – Human Rights and Residential Tenancies

Scenario: When Lukie was 16, she moved out of her mother’s home, where she had been experiencing abuse.  While she spent a couple of months staying with her friend Brian’s family, she was soon ready to move out on her own, and she began looking for a place.  Lukie qualified to receive Ontario Works, which…

Applying for social assistance at ages 16 and 17

Christine is 16 years old. She lives with her mother in Torontoand her father lives in Vancouverwith his family.  Christine’s mother suffers from an alcohol addiction, and usually when she is drunk, she gives Christine physical punishment. Also, Christine’s mother is abusing Christine emotionally, talking to her with coarse language and calling her offensive names. …

Leaving Home Part III: Social Assistance

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 final intallment answers some questions about available social…