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Welcome to the new look for Steps to Justice

Welcome to the new look for Steps to Justice. We’ve made some changes to Steps to Justice so it’s easier for you to use:

  1. ​ Cleaner design
    • Read and find practical legal information, referrals, and links to services more easily

  2. New tools and resources
    • Use our guided pathways,...

New information on human rights

Steps to Justice now has information about discrimination and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, including information about:

CLEO’s On the Radar: Changes to Family Law

On March 1, 2021, several changes to family law took effect. Besides revising parenting terms and defining family violence, the changes say:

  • partners must think about using an alternative dispute resolution process or family dispute resolution process to resolve their issues out of court
  • courts must consider the more detailed best...

Updated information on family law

Steps to Justice's family law content and CLEO's Guided Pathways have been updated to reflect changes that took effect on March 1, 2021. The changes include:

  • new and revised family law court forms
  • a more detailed best interests of the child test
  • a new definition of family violence that includes psychological and...

New information on Powers of Attorney

Steps to Justice now has information about Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care, including:

  • why it's important to have one
  • how to make one
  • how to change or cancel one
  • the role of an attorney

La version française sera disponible ultérieurement.


CLEO New and Revised CLEO Publications – February 18, 2021

CLEO has 3 new publications on Indigenous rights with information about:

All CLEO resources are once again available free of charge. For a complete list of our publications and to order, please visit

On the Radar: Getting COVID-19 benefits while on OW or ODSP

When the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) ended, the Canadian government created 3 new Recovery Benefits and made changes to Employment Insurance (EI). There are special rules about these programs for people who are on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

This month's On the Radar...

CLEO’s On the Radar: Getting a fair tribunal hearing during COVID-19

At the beginning of COVID-19, tribunals across Ontario were forced to close. Many have now re-opened using remote or virtual hearings by video or telephone. This includes the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Board, and the Social Benefits...

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