Change font size:


  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Normal

Current Zoom: 100%

What's New

On the Radar: New Canada Child Benefit will help low-income families
July 19, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

Most families with children under 18 will get payments from the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) starting in July 2016. The CCB is an important payment for low- and middle-income families as getting it can increase their income significantly.

This month's On the Radar explains some basics about the CCB, how it's different from the old child benefit payments, and how to get it.

On the Radar: Patients' rights when waiting for a long-term care home
June 17, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

Hospitals in Ontario are overcrowded and there are long waiting lists for long-term care homes. As a result, patients who need long-term care often find themselves pressured to leave the hospital before a home of their choice is available.

This month's On the Radar looks at the rights people have in this situation, and what hospitals can and cannot force them to do.

On the Radar: Rules about time off and pay for public holidays
May 13, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) gives many workers the right to time off work with holiday pay on public holidays. But some employers don’t follow the rules.

With the summer’s public holidays fast approaching, this month’s On the Radar looks at the rules and what workers can do to protect their rights.

On the Radar: Many workers in Ontario have no right to paid sick leave
April 12, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

Recent reports point to the many negative effects that lack of paid sick time has on workers. Illnesses spread because workers can't afford to take time off and hospital emergency departments see people who can't get to their doctors during office hours.

This month's On the Radar talks about the personal emergency leave available to people covered by rules in Ontario's Employment Standards Act and how these rules fail to meet the needs of many workers.

On the Radar: Filing tax returns after separation or divorce
March 17, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

Many things change after separation or divorce, including what tax credits and benefits someone might get. By filing a tax return, some benefits apply even if a person has little or no income.

This month's On the Radar talks about some of the things that a person who is newly separated or divorced should think about when doing their tax return.

On the Radar: Income support options for people with disabilities
February 23, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

The two main public income support programs for people with disabilities are Canada Pension Plan disability (CPPD) benefits and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.

This month's On the Radar talks about key differences between these programs, and how some people may be able to get benefits from one or both of them.

News Release - January 21, 2016
January 22, 2016
Posted in:CLEO News

Launch of LawConnect promises enhanced public legal education in Ontario

Last evening a crowd gathered at the Law Society to celebrate the launch of LawConnect. Leaders in the public legal education community, including The Honourable Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice Heather Forster Smith and Law Society Treasurer Janet Minor joined over 100 teachers, judges, lawyers, community partners and funders for this celebratory event.

On the Radar: Misclassifying employees as independent contractors
January 15, 2016
Posted in:On the Radar

Recent reports show that labelling workers as "independent contractors" rather than employees has become widespread in many sectors of the labour market. This leaves many workers with little job security, no benefits, and working conditions that don't meet minimum standards.

This month's On the Radar describes what it means for workers if they've been misclassified as independent contractors.

On the Radar: Keeping the heat on
December 8, 2015
Posted in:On the Radar

With temperatures dropping, this month's On the Radar has some information to help tenants stay warm.

On the Radar: Creative services make family law legal help more affordable
November 6, 2015
Posted in:On the Radar

Getting separated or divorced can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. And more than half of the people in Ontario's family courts are representing themselves, often because they can't afford a lawyer.

To help address this problem, some lawyers now offer "unbundled" or "limited scope" services for people who can't afford to hire them for the whole case.

This month's On the Radar explains how this works.