Having problems with your landlord? Worried that you are being treated unfairly at work? Getting separated or divorced? These are some of the issues that people in Ontario face every day.
Recent studies have shown that almost 50 percent of Canadians over the age of 18 will experience at least one civil or family law problem in a three year period that they consider serious. And public awareness of the law is very low – many don’t understand that certain problems have a legal component, but view them as simply bad luck or bureaucratic problems.
But now Ontarians can go to Steps to Justice – a new website that empowers people to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems. Steps to Justice provides practical and reliable information on everyday problems that people face, in family, housing, employment, social assistance, consumer, criminal, and human rights law.
Steps to Justice is designed to:
- Equip you to work through your legal problems following simple, easy-to-understand steps
- Provide practical tools such as checklists, fillable forms and self-help guides
- Give referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
- Connect you by live chat and email-based support for answers to additional questions