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Question asked on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 02:35

I'm just moved out with my mom when I was 3 months here in Canada because my she kick me out she want to hold my debit card and I was 19 that time and I dont know what I do until now I'm facing to my problem because it's so hard for me to fix my self 

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Hello and thank you for your question!

We think you might need legal intervention. If you talk to your parents and tell them you are looking to get legal advice that might motivate them to cooperate with you.

Otherwise, you can contact a Legal Aid clinic in your area and speak to an advisor for a free consultation on what your options are. You can also call or chat online with a counsellor at Kidshelpphone.ca

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Question asked on Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 13:11

About 6 months ago, I have sent a scanned copy of my Alberta Health Card and Passport to an ‘employer’ who wanted me to work in their ‘company’ online. In addition to this, I had signed a ‘work application’ and have been ‘hired’ That person hasn’t gotten back to me since. I’m really afraid I’ve foolishly put myself at risk for identity theft. I am 17 years old and my mother refuses to help me with this, leading to me not being able to do anything for months. I cannot check possible credit score or accounts opened in my name because I’m still a minor and without a consenting adult to help me. I’m afraid that as soon as I turn 18, or even right now as I type this,  I’m losing a lot. I’ve also experienced extreme stress because of this and it’s been affecting everything. I’m still a Permanent Resident and I’m  afraid that this may lead to complications when getting my citizenship, going to university, and finding a career. What can I do and who can I call for help? Please answer, thank you..

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Hello and thank you for your question.

If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft, please report the incident immediately to the police by calling 911. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has more information about identity theft and an assistance guide to help you take the next steps to protect your identity. 

You should also call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

If you're dealing with stress, please read our article, 'Where can I get mental health help?' Don't be ashamed of what you're going through. You're not alone, and you have resources available that may make things easier to deal with.

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Question asked on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 22:37

Our school has a program that we use to apply for high school... (myBlueprint). This allows us to select the courses we want to take in grade 9,10,11,12...  Now my teacher has recommended me to take all academics in math, language, and science... Now I have selected the course based on my teacher's recommendation, it gives an explanation mark beside the course  I have selected saying: Recommended Prerequisite Grade: 70%! What does this mean????

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Hello and thank you for your question.

We believe that the "Recommended Prerequisite Grade" of 70% means that you need to get a grade of 70% or above on the courses you're taking right now, in order to take the academic courses you want to next year. Every year, you will have to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the courses you want to take next year. To learn more about what prerequisites are, please read our article, 'What are Prequisites and Why are they Important.'

You should also speak to your teachers and guidance counselors to get clarification.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:19

So i just moved out of my parents house (i am 17 years old)

and my parents are refusing to give me my ID such as health card, pass port, sin card, birth certificate etc, and i need it to get a job. What should i do?

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Hello and thank you for your question!

We think you might need legal intervention. If you talk to your parents and tell them you are looking to get legal advice that might motivate them to cooperate with you.

Otherwise, you can contact a Legal Aid clinic in your area and speak to an advisor for a free consultation on what your options are. You can also call or chat online with a counsellor at Kidshelpphone.ca

We hope this helps,

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Question asked on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:19

So i just moved out of my parents house (i am 17 years old)

and my parents are refusing to give me my ID such as health card, pass port, sin card, birth certificate etc, and i need it to get a job. What should i do?

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Question asked on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 03:39

what is actually shelter ?

and evolution of shelter through out the history

 

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Hello and thank you for your question.

Please read our What is a Shelter? page where you will find all the information you need on types of shelters and where to find them across Ontario.

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Question asked on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 09:28

Hi im 17 year old teenager with a 16 year old sister looking for help. My sister and i are very uncomfortable living with our dad. He had harassed us in many ways to the point where he wont even give us privacy in our own bedrooms. He has kicked us out, hit us, and threatened us many times, and now i feel a bit of sexual harassment. I have called the student welfare many times but they  always saying that we already have a case under our names and they wont explain what they mean by case. He wont give us a dime for food cloths or anything. I dont even have a health card cuz he wouldn’t give me my canadian passport, which will soon also expire. Im having a hard time finding a job due to transportation and not having a phone so one is able to contact me. Please explain what i can do in this case. I really need to get out of there.

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Hello,

Thank you for your question. We’re sorry you are going through this.

Firstly, we need to make sure that you and your sister are safe. It sounds like you are having serious problems at home, we encourage you to contact 911 if you feel you are both in danger. The police is there first and foremost, to ensure your safety.

You mentioned not having access to a phone, if you do have access to an internet connection and a computer you can make free calls across the country with a Gmail Email account. All Gmail accounts are equip witth phone calling capabilities. You will need a computer with a built-in microphone, or hands-free headphones with a mic (earbuds) to make the call.

Have you considered speaking to a counsellor at KidsHelpPhone? You can reach them at 1-800-668-6868. If it’s easier for you to contact them online, you can go to their website Kidshelphone.ca and scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Chat with a counsellor”

Once you are ready to review your Ontario Works situation and seek financial assistance you can look up an Ontario Works office near you. It's best if you can go in person to an office and request to see a caseworker who will guide you through the process. 

Please follow up with us to let us know the outcome of your situation. You can email us privately if you like at [email protected] 

We hope this helps!

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Question asked on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 19:14

Hello

I am in need of OW and am wondering what is the maximum amount I would receive for my rent food and basic needs

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question!

It really depends on your situation. 

The amount of money you may receive from Ontario Works will depend on:

  • if you are alone or have a family and size of family
  • your living situation and what age you are  in terms of qulifying (see I'm under 18 how can I apply for OW)
  • income (if you are working or in school)
  • housing costs

You will need to contact an OW office near you to dicsuss this with a caseworker who will assess your situation to determine if and how much you are elegible for. 

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 06:51
Comment:

Hello and thank you for your comment.

We are sorry you are experiencing this. It would really help if you could explain your situation a little bit so we can offer you the proper recommendations.

In the meantime, make sure to tell an adult about your situation. Speak to a parent, a teacher, your prinicipal or student counsellor if this is happening in school. You can also call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca

For more information on bullying, you can also visit the Ontario.ca page and read Bullying - we can all make it stop

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Question asked on Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 21:15

The OHIP+ program will cover common medications, but the ODB does not always cover doses appropriate for children/youth. For instance, fluoxetine (prozac) is covered but not the 10mg dose. Adults are started on 20 mgs and if the dose needs to be increased, it is increased 20 mgs at a time. Kids, however, are started on 10 mgs and the dose is increased 10 mgs at a time. This means that children/youth in families that cannot afford to pay/do not have coverage are overmedicated. Will this now be a problem for all kids. (I am concerned that extended health plans may no longer cover meds on the ODB for kids.)

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question!

As of January 1, 2018 the Ontario government will provide free medication to all children under the age of 24 as part of the new OHIP+ program.

In the meantime, if you still have questions about the dosage required and your ODB plan you can contact ServiceOntario who will direct you to the right area of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s, Ontario Public Drug Plan services:

ServiceOntario

INFOline:1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free)
In Toronto, (416) 314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
 

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