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So you’re representing yourself: A primer to help you get ready to represent yourself in family or civil court

This resource, produced by the National Self-Represented Litigants' Project, provides tips to self-represented litigants on how to participate in family and civil law mediation, negotiation, and court processes.

Available in:

English

Produced/Updated In:

Unknown/non-applicable

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Know Your Rights Launchpad for Tenants

This set of interactive resources produced through a collaboration between the Social Planning Council of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic covers several topics of interest for tenants. These include:

  • general rights as a tenant, with issues such as moving in, privacy, and moving out
  • information about the eviction...

Available in:

English

Produced/Updated In:

Undated

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Making Gender & Name Changes on Identity Documents

This resource, produced by the Ontario Women's Justice Network, provides information for trans* people on name and gender changes to various identity documents, including:

  • official birth records and birth certificates
  • drivers' licenses
  • Indian status cards
  • passports

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

Undated

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Making Gender & Name Changes on Identity Documents

This resource, produced by the Ontario Women's Justice Network, provides information for trans* people on name and gender changes to various identity documents, including:

  • official birth records and birth certificates
  • drivers' licenses
  • Indian status cards
  • passports

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

Undated

Become a Steps to Justice expert!

Recorded August 17, 2021 - CLEO's Deborah Bourk led us through examples showing how to leverage the features on the Steps to Justice website to help your clients. The website gives reliable, practical information on common legal problems your clients face, including:

  • step-by-step information to work through common problems in...

Available in:

English

Format:

Presentation materials, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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Immigration Status and Social Assistance

Recorded June 23, 2021 - Misunderstandings exist about who is eligible for social assistance programs in Ontario and about consequences of receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  Undocumented people and those living with temporary status can be concerned about applying for benefits. And others need to know...

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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Income Benefits and COVID-19: what’s ended, what’s new and how benefits interact

The rules and eligibility for employment insurance and other income assistance programs have changed several times during the pandemic and many programs have ended.

Our community-based experts explain the rules of income assistance programs. Learn how to help your clients access benefits while avoiding claw backs or unexpected tax bills.
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Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

Justice on the Ground: An Access to Justice Event

What do we know about what the search for “justice” looks like on the ground, for those who are at risk of losing their jobs, their homes, or the security of a living income?  How do these insecurities – often overlapping and compounding – affect people’s lives? What needs to happen – practically, on the ground – to improve their ability to...

Available in:

English

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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Navigating Family Courts During the Pandemic

Recorded October 5, 2021 - Thijiba Sinnathamby, Staff Lawyer at Luke's Place, shared up-to-date and practical information on family court processes during the pandemic in Fall 2021. She addressed some of the following questions,

  • What counts as an emergency motion?
  • How have parenting time and decision-making been...

Available in:

English

Format:

Presentation materials, Transcript of webinar, Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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So you’re representing yourself: A primer to help you get ready to represent yourself in family or civil court

This resource, produced by the National Self-Represented Litigants' Project, provides tips to self-represented litigants on how to participate in family and civil law mediation, negotiation, and court processes.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2021