Why Your Business Logo Is So Important

Why Your Business Logo Is So Important

Just out of curiosity, check yourself – what is the first flash in your mind when you hear or read Coca-Cola, Adidas, Nike, Sony, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Honda, Volkswagen, Disneyland, UPS, FedEx,...
Misleading Advertising and Labelling

Misleading Advertising and Labelling

The false or misleading representations and deceptive marketing practices provisions of the Competition Act contain a general prohibition against materially false or misleading representations. The purpose of the Competition Act is to maintain and...
The Birkin bag

The Birkin Bag

The Birkin bag is a handbag by Hermès, handmade in leather and named after actress and singer Jane Birkin. Hermès International S.A., or simply Hermès is a French high fashion house established in 1837,...
Allen Lambert Galleria

Allen Lambert Galleria – “Crystal Cathedral of Commerce”

The Allen Lambert Galleria, sometimes described as the "crystal cathedral of commerce", is an atrium designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava which connects Bay Street with Sam Pollock Square. The six story high pedestrian...
Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court

In Ontario, the Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. The small claims courts are meant to be an easier and less expensive way to resolve disputes, than in...
What you should know about a mortgage

What you should know about a mortgage

A mortgage loan is a loan secured by real property. The word mortgage is a Law French term meaning "death contract," meaning that the pledge ends (dies) when the obligation is fulfilled, the property...
Dealing with Debts

Dealing with Debts

Many Canadians face a financial crisis now and then. For example, in Ontario, the total insolvencies in the third quarter of 2011 were 12,246 including 6,347 bankruptcies and 5,899 proposals. Most debt problems are...
Life ivents marriage

Marriage

Congratulations on deciding to get married! There will be a lot to do between now and then, including getting the government documents you need. If you are getting married in Ontario, you may have...
Ontario Birth Registration and Certificate Information

Ontario Birth Registration and Certificate Information

Every child born in Ontario must be registered with Ontario's Office of the Registrar General. This allows documents such as birth certificates and Social Insurance Number cards to be produced. A birth registration contains...
mediation

MEDIATION

Going to trial to have a judge hear evidence and decide your case may be one of the most expensive ways to resolve your dispute. Before starting a court case you may wish to...
Legal aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario

Established in 1998 through the Legal Aid Services Act and successor to the Ontario Legal Aid Plan (OLAP), Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is a publicly funded and publicly accountable non-profit corporation, responsible for administering...
Affidavits and Oaths, Power of Attorney

Affidavits and Oaths and Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the right to act on your behalf. The person creating a power of attorney, also known as the "grantor", can only do...
GRANTS FOR LOW INCOME

GRANTS FOR LOW INCOME

There are many Canadians who struggling to make ends meet. If you have an individual income of $30,000 or less, or a family income of $78,000 or less you will likely qualify for most,...
Private Grants - National and Ontario Private Foundations

Private Grants – National and Ontario Private Foundations

Here, we are pleased to provide you with information about national private foundations and Ontario private funds. You will definitely find some funding to help your organization to grow and make Ontario better place...
The City of Toronto Grants

The City of Toronto Grants

The City of Toronto takes a great care about its residents, the local businesses, environment, arts and culture, and city beatification. Grants are partnerships or investments that help make Toronto a better place for...
Occupational Licences and Permits

Occupational Licences and Permits

If you want to practice your trade or profession in Canada as an entrepreneur, or if you are an employer interested in hiring a tradesperson or professional, you will need to understand what education,...
Trademark

Trademark

A trade-mark is a word, a symbol, a design (or a combination of these features), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace....
"All Rights Reserved": Copyrights

“All Rights Reserved”: Copyrights

  The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (www.cipo.ic.gc.ca) is responsible for registering copyrights in Canada, and is part of the Copyright and Industrial Design Branch of CIPO, an agency of Industry Canada. In addition to copyrights,...
Ontario parks

Ontario Profile: ONTARIO PARKS

Ontario Parks is the branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources that administers the provincial parks in Ontario. The Ontario Parks system covers over 78,000 km2 (30,460sq mi), about 10% of the province's surface...
Ontario Profile: GOVERNMENT

Ontario Profile: GOVERNMENT

The “British North America Act 1867” section 69 stipulated "There shall be a Legislature for Ontario consisting of the Lieutenant Governor and of One House, styled the Legislative Assembly of Ontario." The assembly has...
Ontario Profile Small Businesses

Ontario Profile: Small Businesses

When Is a Business "Small"? The size of a business can be defined in many ways, by the value of its annual sales or shipments, for example, or by its annual gross or net...
Ontario Profile: Education

Ontario Profile: Education

Education in Ontario falls under provincial jurisdiction. Publicly funded elementary and secondary schools are administered by the Ontario Ministry of Education, while colleges and universities are administered by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges...
Ontario Profile: Economy

Ontario Profile: Economy

Ontario's economy had its beginnings in the pursuit of natural resources: fur, timber and minerals. The province's many rivers and lakes, particularly the Great Lakes, made for natural transportation routes. As the population of...
Ontario Profile: Demographics

Ontario Profile: Demographics

With a population of more than 13 million, Ontario is home to about one in three Canadians. More than 85% live in urban centres, largely in cities on the shores of the Great Lakes. Ontario...