What can OCL do?

What can OCL do?

In non-child protection cases, the OCL’s authority comes from the Courts of Justice Act, section 112, which says it can conduct an investigation, produce a report and make recommendations to the court “on all matters concerning the custody of or access to the child and the child’s support and education.”

Can you sue a minor in Ontario?

Overview. In civil cases, a child under the age of 18 cannot sue or be sued in his or her own name. They need a litigation guardian, an adult who makes decisions on behalf of a child in a court case.

What does a childrens lawyer do in Ontario?

In Ontario, children under the age of 18 can get free legal help from a government-paid lawyer in specific types of cases. Children’s Lawyers work on issues, such as Custody and Access, Child Protection (when the Children’s Aid Society is involved) and some Civil Law matters (such as property issues).

How do I contact the attorney general of Ontario?

Contact us

  1. Twitter.
  2. Contact form.
  3. Serving documents on the Crown in a civil case.
  4. Tel : 416-326-2220.
  5. Toll-free: 1-800-518-7901.
  6. Fax: 416-326-4007 (General Inquiries)
  7. Fax: 416-326-4015 (Notice of Constitutional Question only)
  8. TTY : 416-326-4012.

What is family law in Ontario?

It covers marriage, living together, separating, and getting a divorce. It explains legal rights and obligations related to the care and support of children, support for a spouse or partner, division of property, and it includes a section on laws for victims of abuse.

Can parents be held accountable for children’s crimes Ontario?

On August 15, 2000, The Parental Responsibility Act, 2000 became law in Ontario. This Act hold parents financially accountable for any property destruction or damage intentionally caused by their children who are under the age of 18.

Can you sue parents for something their kid did?

The answer is: “Yes.” It is true that parents are not typically held liable based on direct negligence or statutory violation for their children’s mistakes or misconduct. Also, parents are not automatically liable for their kids’ negligence which causes injury to others.

Can you sue a minor for personal injury?

You Can Sue a Minor for Causing Personal Injury You can sue them for negligence. But the kid’s liability depends on their age and relative maturity. Generally speaking, the younger and more immature the child, the less likely a state will allow you to sue them for negligence.

Can you sue a minor in Canada?

A young person cannot begin a lawsuit without the assistance of an adult person. The adult who helps the young person is called a Litigation Guardian in the Supreme Court and Small Claims Court Rules. A Litigation Guardian must be over the age of nineteen, and must live in British Columbia.

How do I contact the Attorney General of Canada?

personne à contacter / person to contact:

  1. Ms Janet Sigurdson. General Counsel. Tel.: +1 (204) 803-8130. e-mail: [email protected].
  2. Ms Candray Mehkary. Crown Counsel. Tel.: +1 (204) 945-5264. e-mail: [email protected].