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What does the legalization of cannabis mean for youth?

Introduction

Generally, cannabis can be classified into recreational cannabis and medical cannabis. Since October 17th, 2018, under federal law, individuals over 18 years of age are allowed to possess and consume recreational cannabis. However, in many cases, the provinces have further increased this age requirement. In Ontario, only individuals over 19 years of age may possess and consume recreational cannabis.

How do I end my tenancy?

If you pay rent month-to-month, then you have to give at least 60 days notice before you move out. 

If you pay rent day-by-day or week-by-week, then you ahve to give at least 28 days notice before you move out. 

To notify your landlord that you're going to end your tenancy, use the form provided by the Landlord and Tenant Board and make sure to keep a copy for yourself.

What is child abuse?

Child abuse can be anything from neglect to physical, emotional or sexual harm. Read below to learn about each kind of abuse, and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

Neglect

Occurs when your parent or caregiver has the ability to provide for you, but doesn’t. It’s neglect if you’re not getting basic needs met like:

  • Food

  • Shelter

  • Sleep

  • Education

  • Safety

  • Clothing

  • Medical care

  • Supervision

What is "sexual" consent?

Consent is about enthusiastically agreeing to what you want to do, and about openly expressing what you don’t want to do.

You get consent by asking your partner(s) for permission to do something sexual.

You give consent by allowing your partner(s) to do something sexual.

If you try to be sexual with someone without their consent, you’re doing something that they haven’t agreed to, and that’s considered sexual assault or rape.