COVID-19 News

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,

On the Radar: Getting COVID-19 benefits while on OW or ODSP

When the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) ended, the Canadian government created 3 new Recovery Benefits and made changes to Employment Insurance (EI). There are special rules about these programs for people who are on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
This month’s On the Radar looks at how COVID-19 benefits interact with OW and ODSP.

CLEO’s On the Radar: Getting a fair tribunal hearing during COVID-19

At the beginning of COVID-19, tribunals across Ontario were forced to close. Many have now re-opened using remote or virtual hearings by video or telephone. This includes the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Board,

On the Radar – 2021: The year of the rent freeze

Most tenants in Ontario will not have a rent increase in 2021. This month’s On the Radar from CLEO looks at who’s affected by the new “rent freeze” law and how it works.
Learn more at: On the Radar – 2021: The year of the rent freeze

Updated information on Employment Insurance and CERB

Steps to Justice has updated information about the changes to Employment Insurance dealing with the number of qualifying insurable hours and the new minimum payment. These changes replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which ends on October 3, 2020. Updates have also been made to the COVID-19 content

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