This month's On the Radar looks at two important updates to immigration and refugee law. These are:
The fast pace of change to housing laws and processes at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) continues into 2021. This month's On the Radar looks at 3 noteworthy changes:
It is with great sorrow that CLEO learned of the passing of Meruba Sivaselvachandra, an analyst in our online interactive projects group.
Meruba joined CLEO part time in September 2020, assisting with the development of Guided Pathways that help people complete legal documents for family law court and work permit applications. In this time she made a valuable and lasting contribution to CLEO in its mission to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
While serving with distinction at CLEO, Meruba was also a highly engaged law and MBA student at the University of Toronto, in the combined JD/MBA program.
Meruba's colleagues at CLEO describe her as highly intelligent and thoughtful, an uplifting presence who projected warmth and positivity to everyone with whom she worked. Meruba is remembered for her deep empathy and commitment to helping people who face barriers to accessing the justice system.CLEO's board and staff extend deepest condolences to Meruba's family. Meruba will be remembered in our hearts.
On March 1, 2021, several changes to family law took effect. Besides revising parenting terms and defining family violence, the changes say:
Ontario's family court forms have been revised to reflect these changes. People going to court must use the new forms as of March 1. Old forms won't be accepted after this date. CLEO's Family Law Guided Pathways can be used to complete the new family court forms.
This month's On the Radar looks at some of these changes.
This month's On the Radar (coming this week) will have more information about the changes.
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.
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, and the Social Benefits Tribunal.
This month's On the Radar looks at what a fair hearing means and what people can do to protect their rights.
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