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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 housing,

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 the rules about sponsoring relatives or being sponsored while receiving social assistance.

Format:

Webinar

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 the rules about sponsoring relatives or being sponsored while receiving social assistance.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

Will and Power of Attorney Fundamentals: Wills, Power of Attorney for Property and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care

This resources provides legal information relevant to people in Ontario about:

wills
powers of attorney for property
powers of attorney for personal care

The information kit outlines information about:

what wills and powers of attorney are and why people should consider making them out
how these documents can be made with the help of a lawyer

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Life*Spin

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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Workers’ rights during COVID-19

Recorded June 3, 2021: 14 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of workers have had to adjust to drastically different ways of working and many now experience more work and income instability than ever. Health risks related to work are greater than any other time.
In this webinar, John No and Joanna Mullen,

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice

This resource is a guide for community workers on common legal and social problems faced by migrant sex workers. It provides legal information on the following legal topics in the context of migrant sex workers’ rights:

Criminal law
Immigration law and immigration status
Municipal law
Labour and employment

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Butterfly

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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Living in a motel: Your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act

This pamphlet discusses when living in a motel room is covered by the Residential Tenancies Act and when it is not, what tenants can do if they are locked out of their room, and how they can defend against an eviction.

Note: Most of the information here applies to all of Ontario, but some references are specific to the Nipissing area.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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OW and ODSP Rates and the OCB 2020 / Les taux d’OT, du POSPH et de la POE 2020

Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates were increased in 2020. The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created a rates sheet to let people on social assistance, and people who work with them, know what these increases mean. The rates sheets on this webpage are available to download in English or French.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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A Guide to Attendant Services in Ontario

This guide provides answers questions to frequently asked questions about “attendant services” or personal support services available to in Ontario. These services, mostly governed by the Home Care and Community Services Act provide attendants to persons with disabilities if they need supports to live independently in their community. The resource is linked to below in HTML and PDF formats.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, RTF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019