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On the Radar - How community workers and protest organizers can help protesters stay safe
August 11, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

This month's On the Radar focuses on:

  • practical tips for anyone planning to attend a protest
  • legal rights information and resources for protesters
On the Radar - Paying back the CERB
July 21, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

When the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was first introduced, the government accepted most applications without checking to make sure that people were eligible. Now they're planning to do this.

If someone got the CERB when they should not have, the government says that they'll have to pay it back. This month's On the Radar looks at repaying the CERB and how this works.

New report highlights critical role of community organizations in helping people access justice
July 13, 2020
Posted in:CLEO News

Toronto, ON – A new report calls for greater recognition and support for community organizations as pivotal to advancing access to justice for Ontarians. Based on research and consultations, the report highlights the difference between access to justice and access to the formal legal system, and explains how community organizations play a critical role in bridging the justice gap by providing community justice help.

On the Radar: Who needs a Power of Attorney?
June 24, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

The current pandemic is a stark reminder that life circumstances can change rapidly. By creating Powers of Attorney, people can choose someone they trust to make financial and personal care decisions if or when they need it.

This month's On the Radar looks at a new tool that helps people make Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property.

CLEO Statement on Systemic Racism
June 16, 2020
Posted in:CLEO News

CLEO stands in solidarity with Black communities, Indigenous peoples, and people of colour in fighting systemic racism. We at CLEO are developing an action plan, which we will share, to advance progress in our own work and to urge and contribute to much-needed systemic change in the justice system at large. We believe that meaningful access to justice will not be achieved until systemic racism becomes history.

Interactive Guided Pathways for making and revoking powers of attorney
April 23, 2020
Posted in:CLEO News

Toronto, ON – People in Ontario have new, interactive tools for making and cancelling (revoking) powers of attorney (POAs). The tools — called Guided Pathways — are available as interest in POAs surges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Make a Power of Attorney using CLEO’s Guided Pathways
April 16, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

Visit Steps to Justice to find out how to prepare a power of attorney or a will, including how to have the documents witnessed virtually.

Use CLEO's Guided Pathways to help you draft a Power of Attorney for Personal Care or a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property.

Visit COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services on Steps to Justice and Justice pas-à-pas for information on many areas of the law including employment, income assistance, housing, and family law.

COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services from CLEO
March 19, 2020
Posted in:New Resources

CLEO is working to give practical answers to the important questions that people are asking about the law relating to the COVID-19 situation. We are also sharing updates about changes to government programs and court services.

Please visit COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services on Steps to Justice and check back regularly for updates.

CLEO 2018-19 Annual Report
February 10, 2020
Posted in:CLEO News

CLEO 2018-19 Annual Report is now available, featuring highlights of the year’s activities.

On the Radar: Small Claims Court limit raised to $35,000
February 3, 2020
Posted in:On the Radar

As of January 1, 2020, Ontario's Small Claims Court has the power to deal with claims of up to $35,000. Before that date, the maximum was $25,000.

In this month's On the Radar, we highlight information about suing in Small Claims Court.

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