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CLEO has new and revised family law publications

CLEO is pleased to announce the following new or updated family law publications. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit

Family Law: Legal Help is a new publication which gives information about services and organizations that offer family law...

CLEO’s On the Radar: Special COVID-19 rules about rent increases end December 31

Many tenants will see their rent go up in 2022 for the first time since 2020. This is because, in most cases, the government of Ontario didn’t allow any rent increases in 2021. For tenants not covered by the rent increase rules of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), the increase could be a lot.

This issue of On The Radar looks at the rules in...

New CLEO Guided Pathways for family court motions to change on consent

If you and your former partner agree to make changes to arrangements for your children or support, CLEO's Guided Pathways now offer help completing the necessary court forms. Guided Pathways for Motions to Change on consent help with court forms when both parties agree to change a final order relating to:

  • decision-making...

New information for immigration and refugee claimants from Afghanistan

Steps to Justice now has information for immigration and refugee claimants from Afghanistan, including new programs and how to speed up existing applications.

Learn more at:

CLEO’s On the Radar – Changes to ODSP forms

Recently, the Ontario government changed all the forms in the Disability Determination Package for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) applicants. But while the forms have changed, the legal test that decides whether a person is eligible for ODSP has not changed.

This issue of CLEO's "On the Radar" looks at those changes and has tips to...

Updated information on employment law

Steps to Justice has updated information about the increase to minimum wage that took effect on October 1, 2021, as well as changes to Employment Insurance (EI) that took effect on September 26, 2021. These EI changes:

  • lower the minimum EI payment amount from $500 to $300
  • raise the minimum "insurable hours" required to...

On the Radar – Greater powers for the Landlord and Tenant Board could have major effect on tenants

Tenants in Ontario are facing new rules that may seriously affect their rights and responsibilities. These changes to the Residential Tenancies Act became law on September 1.

This month's On the Radar looks at 2 of the more significant new rules.

Landlords can now apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB):

  • after a tenant has...

Updated information on family and housing law

Steps to Justice's family law content, Family Law Guided Pathways, and Steps in a Family Law Case have been updated to reflect changes that took effect on September 1, 2021. The changes say that financial statements have to be updated, served, and filed less often. Timelines depend on where the case is in the family court process, for...

New letter-writing tool to ask for a Record of Employment

Steps to Justice has a new letter-writing tool to help workers ask their former employer for their Record of Employment (ROE). The tool collects basic information, such as:

  • last day of employment
  • name and address of the employer’s company
  • employer’s name or name of the person the request is being sent to


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