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New letter-writing tool to ask for a Record of Employment
August 11, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has a new letter-writing tool to help workers ask their former employer for their Record of Employment (ROE).

Click here to read more.

On the Radar - More changes to family law
August 10, 2021
Posted in:On the Radar

In March this year, the government made several important changes to family law procedures. There are more changes taking effect in August and September. The 2 main ones allow:

  • judges to combine case and settlement conferences if separating partners have tried mediation and meet other conditions
  • financial statements to be updated less often

This month's On the Radar looks at these changes.

Updated information on family law
August 3, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice's family law content, CLEO's Guided Pathways, and Steps in a Family Law Case have been updated to reflect changes that took effect on August 1, 2021. The changes allow judges to combine case and settlement conferences if separating partners have tried family mediation and meet other conditions.

This month's On the Radar (coming this week) will have more information about the changes.

New information on French language rights
July 23, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has more information on your right to services in French, including:

Quarterly Update
July 22, 2021
Posted in:Quarterly Updates

This Quarterly Update highlights:

  • Updated Steps to Justice site
  • Information and skills-building webinars
  • CLEO's new Inventory Tool
  • Guided Pathways for changes to family arrangements
  • New information on elder abuse

Read the full Quarterly Update here.

New edition - Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes
July 14, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

A new edition of Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes is now availbale online and in print. Changes include:

  • new information about when health officers can make temporary rules to protect peoples' health during an emergency
  • an expanded section on the use of restraints
  • updated resources for people whose rights have been violated

 

New information in criminal law
July 12, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has new content about how criminal courts deal with certain mental health issues, including:

On the Radar - Air conditioners: A hot topic for tenants and landlords
July 7, 2021
Posted in:On the Radar

As summer heats up, it's a good time for tenants to pull out their leases and review the rules about air conditioners.

This month's On the Radar looks at the different ways air conditioning can be handled in a lease.

New interactive criminal court illustrations
July 5, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has a new interactive illustration of a criminal courtroom. This illustration gives you an idea of what a typical criminal courtroom looks like. You can click on the pop-up buttons to get more information about who the key players are and their roles.

New information on specific offences
June 30, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has information about specific criminal offences, including:

The information can help you:

  • find a lawyer or get legal help
  • understand evidence in a criminal case
  • learn about the possible sentences
  • negotiate with the Crown

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