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TOOK
#1
Is the legal age to live on your own in canada, 16?
 
TOOK
#2
anyone know?
 
sanctus
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by TOOKView Post

Is the legal age to live on your own in canada, 16?

Varies by province. Recently changed in Ontario to 18.
 
TOOK
#4
^^Dam..so theres no way i can live on my own at age 16 in toronto?
 
TOOK
#5
????
 
sanctus
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by TOOKView Post

^^Dam..so theres no way i can live on my own at age 16 in toronto?

Well since Toronto is in Ontario....... and also you are supposed to stay in school till 18. Is there an issue with your parents?If you want to share, feel free to PM and I promise to be a good ear.
 
TOOK
#7
^Well, i just dont like anyone, or anything about the new area that i live in now.


when did they change the legal age?
and would i beable to rent a basement and live there?
 
sanctus
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by TOOKView Post

^Well, i just dont like anyone, or anything about the new area that i live in now.


when did they change the legal age?
and would i beable to rent a basement and live there?

approx. 2 years ago. PM me if you'd like more privacy. Obviously you have some issues that maybe is best not shared on a public forum. I have some experience in counselling and talking/listening.

You keep persisting in your question, but the answer is still the same. Bottom line, are you 18?If not, I have told you your answer.Variations on that theme are the same.
 
TOOK
#9
^ Na i dont mind posting it here.
and i wouldnt be dropping out either. Id still be going to school, and working. Just living on my own.
 
sanctus
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by TOOKView Post

^ Na i dont mind posting it here.
and i wouldnt be dropping out either. Id still be going to school, and working. Just living on my own.

Well my young friend, re-asking the same question over and over does not change the answer
 
snfu73
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by TOOKView Post

^ Na i dont mind posting it here.
and i wouldnt be dropping out either. Id still be going to school, and working. Just living on my own.

I don't know about the legal age. When I was younger...well, about your age, I knew a group of guys who were about your age now who rented a basement apartment together. But, it was all, well, not really out in the open because I don't think that it was legal....but, that gave the landlord total control, which didn't work out too good.

Anyway, you know, despite what I may say about Sanctus, he does seem to be a very devoted person who does care...if you do have issues that you need to discuss, he is a good guy to talk to.

But, I also remember being your age. Man, I remember, I wanted to run away...not run away, but just take off, say "screw everyone" and get out of town. I hated everyone...people at school, my mom, my life, my everything...I wanted a change so bad. That was a rough time in life. But, eventually, I moved on, out, and up....but, I realize if I had left when I had actually wanted to, that it would have been brutally difficult...not impossible...but difficult.

Anyway, I don't know if any of that helps. If you do want to move out of your parents, I would try to find another relative or someone you trust to move in with...but that is only if it was me.
 
TOOK
#12
^Thanx for the advice. I did live in edmonton too..i recently moved to lame *** Leduc (about 10minutes south of edmonton), cuz my mom got married. I HATE IT. Nothing but white hill billies

I already got everything planned out tho..and i talked to my mom about it. I can make 700$/month, and rent an apartment or basement for around 350$/month..that includes hydro.

so 350 for rent and about 150 for food. I would have enough.

I might even find a roomate or something.

Thanx again for the advice.
 
lysyfacet
#13
Honestly, its up to your parents to decide that, if you have their permission then you can. As long as you stay in school till you're atleast 18.
My friend lives on his own, and he's 17, his parents supported the idea, bought/rented a place for him to stay, and he's now on his own. Still attends school, has a part time job, plus his parents send him x amount of money to make sure he can afford his food and clothing.
So as long as u're not breaking the law, by still doing what you are supposed to before u're 18, then u can live on u're own. I know someone who does, but believe me, its a hard life being under 18 and living on u're own, not easy. I'd much rather stay with my parents till i'm comfortably ready to living on my own in the real world.
 
sanctus
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by TOOKView Post

^Thanx for the advice. I did live in edmonton too..i recently moved to lame *** Leduc (about 10minutes south of edmonton), cuz my mom got married. I HATE IT. Nothing but white hill billies

I already got everything planned out tho..and i talked to my mom about it. I can make 700$/month, and rent an apartment or basement for around 350$/month..that includes hydro.

so 350 for rent and about 150 for food. I would have enough.

I might even find a roomate or something.

Thanx again for the advice.

I wish you'd PM me. What I'm understanding here is that you want to leave your home and, if I'm correct, live off Social Services? In essence, therefore, you are suggesting that the taxpayers should support you because you are not getting along with your parents. Is this correct? As just one taxpayer I very much resent such an idea. Unless there is more going on here, such as abuse?
 
SVMc
#15
Depending on the legal age (which in most provinces as Sanctus has said is 1 there are only two ways for a minor to live in a separate residence.

The key concern of the government is that so long as your parents are willing and able to care for you the assumption is that you will receive better care, access to education and support for further education if you remain at home until you are 18. If there are any reasons why you feel that your home environment is unhealthy for you Sanctus may be a good person to talk with or a trained counsellor who can get you help.

Back to the two ways to have your own residence.

First, if your parents are in agreement that you could live and manage on your own the government will be satisfied if your parents help you with and continue to provide the essentials of life in a secondary residence. Once a minor is viewed as capable to be left home alone, a parent can make a case that a secondary residence for the minor can be provided for assuming the parent can establish basic parental controls, such as monitoring your school participation, co-signing a lease (as a minor you cannot sign a lease on your own), and essentially remaining the parent and legally and financially liable for any connection with this second residence. (i.e. if you default on the rent they need to pay it, if you get police calls for noisy parties they are liable for any fines / charges). This was a solution that was arrived at with my parents when I was younger, it was not so much for a want of getting away from the family, but that the family was financially unstable, and my parents figured that if they may end up in a very bad place with the primary residence (i.e. loose the house) if I could though my job maintain a secondary residence, it worked for us. They did continue to monitor my school, and I did need to live within 40km of their home until I went to university.

The only other way to leave home as a minor is to establish that your parents are not meeting the basic necessities of life, or establish that there is abuse and file for emancipation. Which in the case of 16 year olds is sometimes favoured over group homes, but group homes are often used by the system depending on your school records.
 
hermanntrude
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctusView Post

I wish you'd PM me.

PM's arent activated at first are they?
 
selfactivated
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

PM's arent activated at first are they?

No theyre not but my messanger is.......its in my profile TOOK or a mod could open up his PMs.

But I agree with Sanctus this is something that should be talked about privately.....I have a lot of questions before I hand out advice.
Last edited by selfactivated; Apr 24th, 2007 at 12:33 PM..
 
eh1eh
#18
I felt the same way at your age TOOK. I just toghed it out till 18 then I was gone. I learned a lot at first. It's not that easy. If you are planning on an apartment in Toronto for $350 per month, I think you will be disapointed in what you get. Bring the roach spray. I live in a city 60 km east of Toronto and I haven't seen an apt that cheap. Maybe a room in a boarding house.
Well good luck, I hpoe you make the right choice for you.
 
selfactivated
#19
Double post Sorry
 
TOOK
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctusView Post

I wish you'd PM me. What I'm understanding here is that you want to leave your home and, if I'm correct, live off Social Services? In essence, therefore, you are suggesting that the taxpayers should support you because you are not getting along with your parents. Is this correct? As just one taxpayer I very much resent such an idea. Unless there is more going on here, such as abuse?

wat? i never said anything about living off social services.
 
random
#21
lol so. just out of curiosity.
say you wanted to move out with a friend but your parents disagreed. can they stop you from doingso O.O
 
sanctus
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by randomView Post

lol so. just out of curiosity.
say you wanted to move out with a friend but your parents disagreed. can they stop you from doingso O.O

Yes, as long as you are not an adult.You young people are,,uhmmm, interesting. Why? Because you ask the same question over and over. You need to realize that regardless of how you form the question, or how many varieties of ways you think to ask it..the answer will be the same
 
temperance
#23
Took ,

If you have problems and need to live away from the family it is doable not the best but sometimes better than home life ,there are community centers that can help ,with budgeting and where to find what, staying safe ,
I know of many people who left home at an early age before 18 to live with friends and so on ,search out the community help ,,They wont send you back if something is wrong ,but will help so you can stay in school ,work and basically get your life where you want it --

People want to help ,Myself I feel it is best to seek help in person if you like ,look up the area your in under youth services --you'll see there is lots of help if staying at home not a option

say you live in Toronto --east York -youth service Toronto Ontario in goggle and it will lead you

if you need social service here is the linkhttp://www.cleo.on.ca/english/pub/onpub/PDF/socialAsst/uder18.pdf


but you said you work so its just for refrence

You have every right to a safe and happy home

Best regards
 
TOOK
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by temperanceView Post

Took ,

If you have problems and need to live away from the family it is doable not the best but sometimes better than home life ,there are community centers that can help ,with budgeting and where to find what, staying safe ,
I know of many people who left home at an early age before 18 to live with friends and so on ,search out the community help ,,They wont send you back if something is wrong ,but will help so you can stay in school ,work and basically get your life where you want it --

People want to help ,Myself I feel it is best to seek help in person if you like ,look up the area your in under youth services --you'll see there is lots of help if staying at home not a option

say you live in Toronto --east York -youth service Toronto Ontario in goggle and it will lead you

if you need social service here is the linkhttp://www.cleo.on.ca/english/pub/onpub/PDF/socialAsst/uder18.pdf


but you said you work so its just for refrence

You have every right to a safe and happy home

Best regards

Thanx.
 

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