June 30, 2022

30 June 2022

Tax delay

We received a complaint from a Francophone man who was late paying his property taxes and had to wait on the phone for an hour before he could speak to a bilingual agent.

May 31, 2022

31 May 2022

Helping displaced Ukrainians obtain driver's licences

As large numbers of Ukrainians have sought refuge in Ontario in the wake of Russia’s invasion of their country, Ontario has made efforts to help them settle. However, we recently heard of some having difficulty in obtaining driver’s licences.

May 19, 2022

19 May 2022

French connexion

A Francophone contacted us after noticing that Cancer Care Ontario's promotional messages about virtual access to health care appeared in English only on his LinkedIn account, despite it being configured in French.

April 29, 2022

29 April 2022

ID help

A 14-year-old youth needed our help getting identification documents to register for school and access health care, after he was removed from his home by a children’s aid society (CAS) over safety concerns.

April 29, 2022

29 April 2022

Transit news: Now bilingual

A resident who wanted to subscribe to a Durham Region newsletter from Metrolinx was disappointed to learn that it wasn’t available in French.

March 23, 2022

23 March 2022

In French please, Your Honour

We were contacted by a person who requested a bilingual hearing at a courthouse in Northern Ontario.

March 23, 2022

23 March 2022

A helping hand

A youth sought our help with retrieving belongings she had left behind at her family home after experiencing physical abuse at the hands of her stepfather.

Issue: Children’s aid society; Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA)

February 25, 2022

25 February 2022

Refusal reversed

A 16-year-old youth complained to us that her children’s aid society (CAS) had refused to allow her to enter into a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA) after she had left her home due to the abusive behaviour of her aunt.

Issue: Rights (making a complaint)

January 31, 2022

31 January 2022

Overcoming obstacles

A youth in care sought our help with her difficulties in filing a complaint about staff at her residential placement.

Issue: Children’s aid society; duty to report

January 28, 2022

28 January 2022

For a follow-up call in French, please press 2

A man contacted the provincial COVID-19 vaccine online system by phone and chose the "French" option to request his proof of vaccination by mail.