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New information on youth criminal justice
December 15, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has new information about the youth criminal justice system including information about:

  • out-of-court options for youth accused of a crime
  • how youth records work
  • how to deal with a youth record when applying for a job
  • what to consider if travelling with a youth record
COVID-19: Updates on the law and benefits
December 7, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

CLEO has new information about the law and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read more.

On the Radar - 2021: The year of the rent freeze
December 3, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

Most tenants in Ontario will not have a rent increase in 2021. This month's On the Radar looks at who's affected by the new "rent freeze" law and how it works.

New information in housing law
November 19, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has information about what a tenant's rights are when their lease expires or if there is a change of ownership.

CLEO’s Guided Pathway to help you prepare a simple will
November 17, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

CLEO's Guided Pathways now include an interactive interview to help you prepare a simple will. If you have a small amount of property, you can use this online tool to create a simple will to appoint an executor who will:

New information about mental health law
November 12, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has new content on mental health law, including information about a patient's right to:

  • see and protect information in their health records
  • decide if they want to be treated
  • complain about a decision a doctor made
  • leave a psychiatric facility
  • get treated at home

There's also information on what a person can do if they're worried about a loved one's mental health.

CLEO’s Guided Pathways for completing net family property forms
November 9, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Get online help to complete family law court forms from CLEO's Guided Pathways. This latest tool is for couples who are getting separated or divorced and need help calculating the equalization of net family property.

On the Radar - New COVID-19 benefits replace the CERB
November 5, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program has ended. But there are new Employment Insurance (EI) rules and 3 new recovery benefits to help people affected by COVID-19.

This month's On the Radar looks at these new rules and benefits.

Job opportunity - Staff lawyer (Legal content developer)
November 5, 2020
Posted in:CLEO News

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is seeking a poverty law lawyer with an interest in public legal information, strong skills in clear writing, and experience working with communities that are socially disadvantaged. This is a full-time position.

The staff lawyer develops and coordinates legal information content for CLEO’s Steps to Justice website and other CLEO materials. Steps to Justice ( is CLEO’s premier website providing legal information to people in Ontario.

New information on family sponsorship
November 3, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has information on sponsoring a family member to become a permanent resident. This includes information about:

  • who can be a sponsor
  • which relatives can be sponsored
  • how to apply
  • what to do if your application is refused