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Steps to Justice

Steps to Justice is a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems. It gives comprehensive information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Steps to Justice:

  • equips people to work through their legal problems through simple, easy-to-understand steps
  • includes practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
  • gives referral information for legal and social services available across Ontario
  • has live chat and email-based support for users with additional questions

Justice sector and community organizations can embed Steps to Justice content on their own websites to share with their users. That means that Ontarians looking for practical legal information online can access it easily and quickly – and know that it is reliable – no matter where their search begins.

A unique collaboration of justice sector organizations

Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is a collaborative project of leading justice sector organizations and a signature initiative of The Action Group on Access to Justice. Partner organizations are sharing their vision, expertise, and resources to make this ground-breaking project possible.

Steps to Justice partners include:

  • the Ministry of the Attorney General
  • the Superior Court of Justice
  • the Ontario Court of Justice
  • the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario
  • Legal Aid Ontario
  • the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
  • the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • the Ontario Bar Association

Steps to Justice content is written by legal experts from these and other organizations and law firms. These experts give their input on topics of high need for our audiences and review content to ensure legal accuracy and practical relevance.

Steps to Justice: coming soon for French-speaking Ontarians

AJEFO (the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario), a major justice sector organization, is leading the development of a parallel Steps to Justice site for French-speaking Ontarians.

CLEO is grateful to the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) for its early support for this initiative, and appreciates funding we receive from the LFO, Legal Aid Ontario, and the Department of Justice Canada.