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What's New

CLEO’s new report Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels is now available.

This research takes a look at effective formats and delivery channels for reaching low-income and disadvantaged communities with information about their legal rights.

Calling them the first steps towards reforming Ontario’s social assistance programs, the government has changed some of the rules about getting income assistance from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program.

This month’s On the Radar looks at the new time limits for appeals and internal reviews and some of the new rules about working while on social assistance.

In Ontario, most landlords can raise the rent only once a year, must give 90 days' written notice, and cannot go above the "guideline" increase. This month's On the Radar has information tenants should know about the rent increase guideline and discusses some types of rental units that aren't covered by it.

This month's On the Radar looks at appealing to the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Topics include the need to get legal help, who does not have the right to appeal, and how appeals are decided.

CLEO is launching a project to support nonprofit corporations as they make the transition to the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). The "Get Ready for the ONCA" project will help Ontario's nonprofits understand and prepare for ONCA when it comes into force.

Project Manager Brenda Doner is connecting with organizations about their transition needs, finding and sharing existing materials, and planning outreach for the fall. Feel free to contact her directly at or 416-408-4420, X828. For general inquiries about the project, please email

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, this month’s On the Radar looks at the law on reporting known or suspected abuse of seniors in Ontario.

In anticipation of Victoria Day and other upcoming long weekends, this month's On the Radar looks at what the law says about public holidays. Topics include who is eligible, what is holiday pay, and what workers can do if employers aren't following the law.

CLEO is pleased to announce that we have received a grant to support Ontario's nonprofit sector with the implementation of the new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. This is a project with the Ontario Nonprofit Network and financial support from the Ministries of Consumer Services, Citizenship & Immigration and Tourism, Culture & Sport.  For more information visit the Ontario Nonprofit Network website.

This month’s On the Radar is about using the Consumer Protection Act to help you with problems related to door-to-door sales.

CLEO has launched a new website for front-line workers with information on how to help refugee claimants navigate the new refugee determination process. Check it out: