JFCY publications are free to download and distribute

JFCY poster      JFCY tri-fold

JFCY postcard YWF flyer


Comic Series (2 different sets):

Comic set one topics: Cannabis, Leaving Home, Bail, Youth Court, Mental Healthcare, JFCY poster

Comic set two topics: Education, Police Contact, Human Rights, Sexual Consent, Immigration Status / CASA program, JFCY poster

 Teen Street Guide – pocket-sized foldout with info on a variety of youth services and a map showing their location in the city, 2017.

Cannabis infographic – effective Oct 2018, recreational use of cannabis is permitted with limits on age, amounts, growing, etc.

School Issues:


Right to Attend – school boards, location, exemptions, quitting

Special Education – identification process, IPRCs and IEPs, accommodation, reviews, appeals

Suspensions – discipline process, mitigating circumstances, reviews and appeals

Expulsions – discipline process, mitigating circumstances, hearings and appeals

Human Rights and LGBTQI2S Legal Rights:


Human Rights in Ontario – discrimination, protected grounds and areas, making a claim

LGBTQI2S Legal Rights – sexual identity and sexual expression, GSAs, gender and trans inclusive spaces, changes to government documents

Youth Criminal Justice:


Youth Criminal Court Process – right to a lawyer, EJM and EJS, attending court, flowchart

Bail in Youth Criminal Court – being released, sureties and being held

Child Welfare:

Going into the Care of a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) – being removed from your home and brought to a safe place, preparing for court and trial, and things that happen after going to court (2020)

Being in the Care of a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) – your rights in residential placements, adoption and openness orders, being pregnant, leaving your foster home or group home before 18, and extended care after 18 (2020)

Corporal Punishment – Physical discipline, section 43 of Criminal Code of Canada (assault of children, hitting and spanking)

Individual legal subjects:


Leaving Home – information for 16 & 17 year olds; includes school, work, support options, Voluntary Youth Service Agreements with CAS, Ontario Works, Immigration Status, Powers of Attorney for Personal Care (healthcare decisions)

Healthcare – OHIP, OHIP+ , IFHP, capacity and making treatment decisions, privacy of health records, psychiatric facilities and secure treatment

Shoplifting Demand Letters – letters from stores asking for money after being accused of and/or caught shoplifting

Age Based Laws – summary of age based legal milestones:


Know Your Rights: A legal guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (2015)

This publication was updated in October 2015 and is no longer available in a printed book format. We continue to seek funding to reprint this publication. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us to determine the cost; it will be printed on letter sized paper, 3-hole punched and ready for your binder of choice.


Cover and Backcover

Table of Contents

All Chapters (1-11)

  1. Introduction
  2. The Police
  3. Lawyers
  4. Detention
  5. Extrajudicial Measures and Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJM & EJS)
  6. In Court
  7. Sentencing Process
  8. Aboriginal Youth
  9. Types of Sentences
  10. Records
  11. Appeals


Street Law Smarts 2015: fact sheets designed to assist staff working at street-youth serving agencies to help homeless youth with their legal problems

This publication is generally only available in this format. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us to determine the cost; it will be printed on letter sized paper, 3-hole punched and ready for your binder of choice.

Introduction and Summary

Table of Contents

Back Page

  1. Where to Get Legal Help
  2. Evidence Tips
  3. Leaving Home
  4. Ontario Works & ODSP
  5. Shelters
  6. Tenant Rights
  7. Small Claims – updated Jan 2020
  8. If you have been a victim of a crime – CICB deadline was in 2019; see Wiki for changes.
  9. Immigration
  10. Mental Health
  11. Education
  12. Stops and Searches by Police
  13. Security Guards
  14. Tickets
  15. Panhandling
  16. Parks
  17. Trespassing
  18. Street and Sidewalks
  19. Alcohol
  20. Cannabis – updated Nov 2018
  21. Warrants
  22. Appearing in Criminal Court
  23. Police Complaints
  24. Youth Records
  25. Adult Records
  26. Record Suspensions (previously pardons)

PLASTIC CARDS – with legal rights content on back:

These wallet sized plastic cards below are available in hard copy. Please contact us to request cards and to determine any applicable costs.


suspensions   expulsions

Police Stops – under 18


SYLS Police Card – Searches & Stops card:


Extrajudicial Measures & Sanctions (EJM & EJS) card:


Youth Records plastic cards series, in order of appearance:

      YouthRecord1-face  YouthRecord2-face  YouthRecord3-face

1 – Who can See Your Records?

2 – When are Youth Records Destroyed?

3 –Travel, Employment and Immigration


Street Youth Legal Services series, in order of appearance:

    Warrants-face  Panhandling-face  Security-face  Parks-face  Tickets-face