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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.

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
New interactive family court illustrations
October 29, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has interactive illustrations of family court rooms in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

These give you an idea of what the court room looks like and who may be present at your conference, motion, or trial. You can click on the pop-up buttons to get more information about who the key players are and their roles.

On the Radar - Rent repayment agreements can pose risks to tenants
October 15, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many tenants to fall behind in their rent. For some, the best choice might be to work out an agreement with their landlord so they have time to pay back what they owe.

This month's On the Radar describes some key things about repayment agreements. Before signing one, it's important for a tenant to know where they are in the eviction process.

French Live Chat
October 6, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Justice pas-à-pas now has daily live chat in French. You can chat with an information specialist Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 12pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm. Information specialists will help you find information to help you with your legal problem, as well as referrals to services that can help.

Launch of French Live Chat on Justice-pas-à-pas
October 6, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

Toronto, ON – CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is pleased to announce the launch of French live chat on Justice pas-à-pas.

COVID-19: Updates on the law and benefits
October 5, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

CLEO has new and updated information about benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read more.

New information about cellphones
October 2, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice now has information about cellphones including:

  • The rules for different kinds of cellphone contracts
  • How to cancel a contract
  • What to do if you think you've been overcharged
  • How to complain to the CCTS
Updated information on EI
September 29, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Steps to Justice has updated information about the changes to Employment Insurance dealing with the number of qualifying insurable hours and the new minimum payment. These changes replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which ends on October 3, 2020. Updates have also been made to the COVID-19 content.

On the Radar - Going back to work during COVID-19
September 11, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

Now that most of Ontario is in stage 3 of reopening, many people have returned to work and others are being asked to return.

This month's On the Radar looks at some of the legal issues that workers face when they go back to work.

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