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Guided Pathways to Housing Law forms now also available in French
June 25, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Fill out the Landlord and Tenant Board forms for rental housing cases using CLEO's Guided Pathways.

Tenants can use the pathway to the Landlord and Tenant Board's Form T1, Tenant Application for a Rebate of Money the Landlord Owes to get money back their landlord owes them.

Use the pathway to complete the Landlord and Tenant Board’s Form T6, Tenant Application about Maintenance if your landlord is not doing repairs, or not maintaining the home properly according to health, safety, housing, or maintenance standards.

Both pathways are now also available in French.

All of the pathways are free to use. Learn more about the Guided Pathways project and other available tools here.

New information on provincial offences
June 21, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has information about provincial offences, including:

There is also information about trials and appeals in Provincial Offences Court.

Guided Pathways for Wills and Powers of Attorney now also available in French
June 18, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Use CLEO's Guided Pathways to get online help to prepare a simple will and make or cancel a Power of Attorney for property or personal care.

These pathways are now also available in French.

All of the pathways are free to use. Learn more about the Guided Pathways project and other available tools here.

New tools to help with income assistance
June 14, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has two new tools to help you understand Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP):

  1. Three simple flowcharts that explain applying for OW, applying for ODSP, and appealing an OW or ODSP decision. These can help you understand what happens and what is required at each stage of the application or appeal process.
  2. A new tool that creates a letter to request an Internal Review of a decision for OW or for ODSP. This is an important first step to asking for an appeal. You fill out some basic information, and you will receive an email with a letter you can forward to your case worker.
On the Radar - Protecting older adults from abuse
June 10, 2021
Posted in:On the Radar

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This month's On the Radar gives an overview of elder abuse and highlights some of the steps older adults and their families can take to protect their rights.

New look for Steps to Justice and Justice pas-à-pas
June 3, 2021
Posted in:CLEO News

Are you looking for legal information? Steps to Justice has a new and improved look! Some highlights include:

  1. Cleaner design
    • Find practical legal information, referrals, and links to services more easily
  2. More practical tools and resources
    • Use our Guided Pathways, letter-writing tools, courtroom illustrations, and more to deal with your legal issue
  3. Improved search tool
    • Find the information you need more quickly using our enhanced automated search

We continue to offer live chat and answer your questions by email in English and French. We look forward to receiving your feedback on the new site!

Guided Pathways to change your final family law court order or support agreement
May 31, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

If your circumstances change, you may need to make changes to a final court order or a written agreement about arrangements for your children or support. CLEO's Guided Pathways now offer online help for you to complete the family law court forms required to request a Motion to Change a final order relating to decision-making responsibility (custody), parenting time (access), child or spousal support, or other family orders, or to make a change to a written agreement about support.

You can also get help if you disagree with a Motion to Change and want to respond. This pathway will help you respond to each claim made in the Motion to Change.

These Guided Pathways are available in English and French.

All of the pathways are free to use. Learn more about the Guided Pathways project and other available tools here.

New information on elder abuse
May 25, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has information about elder abuse. Aimed at older adults who are living in their own homes, retirement homes, and long-term care homes, it's also meant to help friends, family members, and caregivers. Topics include:

  • recognizing abuse
  • protecting yourself and others from abuse
  • different types of abuse
Guided Pathway for preparing for your trial management conference
May 19, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

Do you have a trial management conference coming up in your family court case? Get online help to complete the forms you need from CLEO’s Guided Pathways.

Use the pathway to fill out:

Guided Pathways are available in English and French.

All of the pathways are free to use. Learn more about the Guided Pathways project and other available tools here.

COVID-19: Updates on the law and benefits from CLEO
May 11, 2021
Posted in:New Resources

CLEO has updated information about the law as a result of the second state of emergency.

Click here to read more.

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