Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Toronto landlord owes man with disabilities, daughter $60K after 'campaign' of harassment

The HRTO adjudicator found Smith was discriminated against in housing because he is a person with a disability and because he is in receipt of social assistance.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Survey results from basic income project reveal housing, mental health struggles

Data from a survey examining the lives of the participants at the start of the basic income program shows the intense stress many of them were living under every single day.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'Changing lives through law' goal of new outreach program for Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay

The education and mentorship program aims to help children between the ages of 11 and 14 learn more about the justice system and maybe even consider a career in law.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Human rights tribunal hears challenge to Ontario's repeal of sex-ed curriculum

Schools are currently using a curriculum based on a version from 1998 while the government develops and tests a new document.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Mobile legal clinics coming to rural Wellington

The project is called the Wellington County Mobile Legal Service, or WellCoMs. It's targeting low-income residents who face barriers getting access to free legal advice.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Court of Appeal for Ontario to hear matter re patients' rights to accessible health care

Organizations are intervening in a landmark case before the Court of Appeal regarding whether doctors can put their personal religious beliefs ahead of patients' rights to health care.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

New information on child protection / Du nouveau sur la protection de l'enfance

Steps to Justice now has information for families involved with children's aid societies.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

At least 29 Ontario long-term care residents killed by fellow residents in 6 years

Reports from family members, workers, and health professionals say that violence levels in long-term care homes are intolerable and unacceptable: Ontario Health Coalition.

Posted:
January 21, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Help for low-income energy consumers from the Ontario Energy Board

A number of special programs are available in Ontario to help low-income energy consumers. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs.

Posted:
January 21, 2019
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board