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CLEO’s On The Radar – Less time to send appeal information to the Social Security Tribunal

The General Division of the Social Security Tribunal now has shorter deadlines to send in arguments and evidence for many types of appeals. Read more here.

New information for victims of gender-based violence

Steps to Justice has new information on crimes involving gender-based violence and private prosecutions. A crime involving gender-based violence is a crime committed against someone because of their gender.

This includes:

  • violent offences, such as assault and sexual assault, and
  • offences that involve controlling or...

Leaves and benefits for new and expecting parents

Steps to Justice now has an easy-to-use chart that shows the leaves and benefits available to new and expecting parents.

In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act gives unpaid pregnancy and parental leaves. Parents can also get paid Employment Insurance maternity and parental benefits.

Updated information on employment law

Steps to Justice has updated information about the minimum wage increase that took effect on October 1, 2023.

Information for tenants about damage and deposits

Steps to Justice has updated information for tenants when their former landlord asks for money because of damage. Usually, landlords must now go to the Landlord and Tenant Board to ask for money, instead of Small Claims Court. Landlords cannot keep a rent or key deposit because there's been damage to a unit.

CLEO’s On the Radar – Rent increases in 2024 and a reminder about the rules

As 2024 approaches, tenants will start getting notices from their landlords for an annual rent increase. The rules about rent increases are complicated. This month's On the Radar looks at what tenants need to know about these rules.

CLEO’s On the Radar – Understanding protection orders

There are 2 main types of protection orders people can use when they're afraid someone is a threat to them or their children. This month's On the Radar looks at these protection orders. Read more here.

CLEO’s On The Radar – Landlord and Tenant Board using case conferences to tackle backlog of tenant applications

Ontario's Ombudsman recently reported on the "excruciatingly long delays" and severe backlogs at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). This included taking up to 2 years to schedule some tenant applications.

In July, as a way to address this, the LTB began scheduling adjudicative case conferences.

Read more in this month's On The...

CLEO’s On the Radar – A round-up of inflation supports and a new benefit for people with disabilities

In July 2023, ODSP rates went up and the federal government sent out a Grocery Rebate. Aimed at helping with the high cost of living, both fell short of what advocates have been asking for. As well, the Canada Disability Benefit Act just passed, which will help working-age people with disabilities. Read more in this month's On The Radar.

WSIB’s new online tools

Earlier this year, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) redesigned their online claim form and launched a new mobile app. Steps to Justice now has updated information about these tools.

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