Latest updates

New information on provincial offences

Steps to Justice now has information about provincial offences, including:

speeding tickets
noise complaints

There is also information about trials and appeals in Provincial Offences Court.

New tools to help with income assistance

Steps to Justice has two new tools to help you understand Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP):

Three simple flowcharts that explain applying for OWapplying for ODSP, and appealing an OW or ODSP decision. These can help you understand what happens and what is required at each stage of the application or appeal process.

On the Radar – Protecting older adults from abuse

On June 15 each year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day draws attention to the abuse and neglect of older adults. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on this, with the widespread neglect and deaths in Ontario’s long-term care homes.
This month’s On the Radar from CLEO gives an overview of elder abuse and highlights some of the steps older adults and their families can take to protect their rights.

New Family Law Guided Pathways to change your final family law court order or support agreement

If your circumstances change, you may need to make changes to a final court order or a written agreement about arrangements for your children or support. CLEO’s Guided Pathways now offer online help for you to complete the family law court forms required to request a Motion to Change a final order relating to decision-making responsibility (custody),

New information on elder abuse

Steps to Justice now has information about elder abuse. Aimed at older adults who are living in their own homes, retirement homes, and long-term care homes, it’s also meant to help friends, family members, and caregivers. Topics include:

recognizing abuse
protecting yourself and others from abuse
different types of abuse

Justice pas-à-pas offre maintenant des renseignements sur les mauvais traitements envers les personnes âgées.

Guided Pathway for preparing for your trial management conference

Do you have a trial management conference coming up in your family court case? Get online help to complete the forms you need from CLEO’s Guided Pathways.
Use the pathway to fill out:

Form 17E: Trial Management Conference Brief (if your case is in the Ontario Court of Justice),

COVID-19: Updates on the law and benefits

CLEO has new information about the law and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is the government giving $400 per child to all parents?

Employment Law:

Can I get paid sick days if I have COVID-19?

Immigration and Refugee Law:

I have temporary status and can’t leave because of COVID-19.

On the Radar: Access to vaccines and new ways to get permanent resident status

This month’s On the Radar from CLEO, looks at two important updates to immigration and refugee law. These are:

access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people without health coverage and people without immigration status
a new federal government pathway to permanent resident status for some essential workers and international students that starts May 6,

Welcome to the new look for Steps to Justice

Are you looking for legal information? Steps to Justice has a new and improved look! Some highlights include:

Cleaner design

Find practical legal information, referrals, and links to services more easily

More practical tools and resources

Use our Guided Pathways, letter-writing tools, courtroom illustrations, and more to deal with your legal issue

Improved search tool

Find the information you need more quickly using our enhanced automated search

We continue to offer live chat and answer your questions by email in English and French.

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