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An introduction to social enterprise

Interested in learning more about social enterprise? Here’s an overview. What is a social enterprise? The term Social Enterprise typically refers to business ventures operated by not-for-profit entities, which could include co-operatives…

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Special education in Ontario

In Ontario, the Education Act and its accompanying regulations set out a framework for identifying and accommodating the needs of “exceptional pupils” in the province’s publicly-funded primary and secondary school system. Under…

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Understanding the Ontario Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code is the principal legislation protecting human rights in Ontario. The Code guarantees the right to equal treatment in certain social areas by prohibiting discrimination and harassment against…

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Microboards: A primer

A Microboard is comprised of a small group of family and friends who join together with a person to create an incorporated not-for-profit organization. The term “Microboard” was adopted from Vela Canada,…

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How does guardianship work?

There are two main types of guardianship. A guardian of property is someone who has been appointed by a court to make financial decisions on behalf of another adult. Property decisions involve…

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Do I need a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf, should you become incapable of: (1) managing your property or your finances, or (2) making…

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All about trusts

Trusts can be valuable tools for ensuring the financial security of your family members, including minors and persons with disabilities. A trust is a legal arrangement that allows you to leave behind…

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What is a will?

A will is a legal document signed by you that appoints a legal representative, known as an executor and trustee (or “estate trustee”), to manage your affairs and handle your assets upon…

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