Steps to Justice News
CLEO has new information about the law and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Immigration and Refugee Law:
May 17 is the deadline to apply for the new $400 COVID-19 Child Benefit.
Learn more at: https://stepstojustice.ca/questions/covid-19/is-the-government-giving-400-per-child-to-all-parents/
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. We’ve made some changes to Steps to Justice so it’s easier for you to use:
Read and find practical legal information, referrals, and links to services more easily
New tools and resources
Use our guided pathways, letter-writing tools,
Steps to Justice now has information about discrimination and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, including information about:
On March 1, 2021, several changes to family law took effect. Besides revising parenting terms and defining family violence, the changes say:
partners must think about using an alternative dispute resolution process or family dispute resolution process to resolve their issues out of court
courts must consider the more detailed best interests of the child test
parents with a court order about parenting must usually give notice before they move or relocate with their child
Ontario’s family court forms have been revised to reflect these changes.
new and revised family law court forms
a more detailed best interests of the child test
a new definition of family violence that includes psychological and financial abuse
replacing the terms custody and access with decision-making responsibility and parenting time
requiring partners to think about using an alternative dispute resolution process or family dispute resolution process to resolve their issues out of court
requiring a parent to give notice before relocating with their child where there is a court order about parenting
why it’s important to have one
how to make one
how to change or cancel one
the role of an attorney
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CLEO has 3 new publications on Indigenous rights with information about:
All CLEO resources are once again available free of charge. For a complete list of our publications and to order, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.
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.