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)

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)

Steps to Justice now has Guided Pathways for children, support, and property issues in separation and divorce

Guided Pathways is an online tool that helps you complete family law court forms in Steps to Justice.

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ottawa to hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments

In an effort to drive down the massive number of Indigenous children in foster care, the federal government will hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments.

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 4: Role of the lawyer in the Office of the Children's Lawyer, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

To reserve a seat: Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

This session will focus on the role of the Lawyer in the OCL. No need to have attended Part 1 to participate in this session.

Posted:
November 28, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ford's move to axe child advocate office 'a nightmare,' children's rights lawyer says

"You're silencing a whole bunch of people who were afraid to speak before. You created and nurtured this environment where it was safe to speak up and now you're taking that away."

Posted:
November 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Parental alienation used as 'secret weapon' in custody battles, says expert

Some counsellors say there appears to be an inherent bias in the court system toward shared custody, even if one of the parents has a history of being abusive.

Posted:
November 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Statement by CCCYA president Del Graff on the elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate's office

The Ontario government has eliminated the Ontario Child Advocate's office and has shifted responsibility for its functions to the provincial ombudsman's office.

Posted:
November 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Council of Child & Youth Advocates (CCCYA)

Four ways a former crown ward would change Canada's child welfare system

This is an episode from the CBC's point-of-view documentary series. It includes links to the article as well as the documentary.

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Marriage revokes a will, but divorce or separation does not

Failing to update a will following separation or divorce can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com