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New information on how to reclaim your Indigenous name

Steps to Justice has new information on how to reclaim an Indigenous name. Many Indigenous children were forced to give up their traditional names when they were taken from their families and sent to residential schools. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission made a call to action for governments to let Indigenous peoples reclaim...

New Guided Pathways to request a reconsideration or appeal a CPP-D decision

CLEO has new Guided Pathways to help people take steps if their application for Canada Pension Plan disability (CPP-D) benefits is denied. CPP-D provides income assistance to people who can't earn a living because of a severe and prolonged disability, and meet other eligibility requirements. The pathways explain these requirements.


CLEO’s On the Radar – Online immigration portal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has an online portal for submitting applications for permanent residence. This is part of the government's efforts to "digitize and modernize".

The government has made several updates since launching the portal and continues to make changes to improve it.

Read more in this month's On...

New tool to ask for a court proceeding in French

Steps to Justice has a new tool that helps people write a letter asking for a court proceeding with a judge to be in French. A proceeding is anything you do with the court to move your matter forward, like a case conference, motion, or trial. This tool can be used for all types of proceedings except criminal.

After answering some...

CLEO’s On the Radar – Weighing the benefits of MyBenefits

MyBenefits is an online service for people getting Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

People can use MyBenefits to:

  • send messages to their caseworker
  • report their monthly income
  • report changes to their address or phone number
  • check the status of each benefit...

Updated information on paid COVID-19 leaves

March 31, 2023, was the last day employees could get paid days off because of COVID-19. Employees can still get unpaid COVID-19 leave through Ontario's Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL).

Steps to Justice has updated information about IDEL:

CLEO’s On the Radar – The end of paid sick days for COVID-19

On March 31, 2023, the Ontario government ended the paid sick leave portion of the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL).

Read more here.

Changes for refugees at the Canada-U.S. border

As of March 25, 2023, the Safe Third Country Agreement applies across the entire Canada-United States (U.S.) land border. This includes internal waterways such as lakes and rivers. Refugees trying to cross the border will be sent back to the U.S. unless an exception applies to them.

Steps to Justice has updated its content to explain the...

New information about tenant insurance

Steps to Justice now has information about tenant insurance. It answers questions like: Can a landlord ask a tenant to get insurance? What does the insurance cover? How do tenants find an insurance plan?

New information on elder abuse

Steps to Justice has new information about elder abuse and how it affects older adults living in their own homes, or in retirement or long-term care homes. There’s also information about new rules for making complaints about abuse.

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