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November 2023
New legal information from across Ontario
This monthly eblast highlights recent legal information resources from community-based organizations across Ontario. Find more resources in the Your Legal Rights collection on CLEO Connect.  
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Supporting survivors of abuse after they separate

Luke’s Place has a resource to help people support survivors of abuse after they separate from their abusers. Supporting After Separation helps the family and friends of a survivor:

  • understand the impact that violence has on a family 
  • communicate with the survivor in a healthy and effective way 
  • help the survivor understand and deal with family law issues
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Sponsoring a spouse or partner for PR status

Connecting Ottawa has a set of tipsheets to help people fill out online forms on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s Permanent Residence (PR) Portal.

Some tip sheets are for people sponsoring their spouse or common-law partner to apply for PR status. The other tip sheets are for the sponsored spouse or common-law partner. 

The tips sheets are:

  • Tips for completing the application to sponsor, sponsorship agreement and undertaking (IMM1344) as a sponsor
  • Tips for completing relationship information and sponsorship evaluation form (IMM 5532) by sponsor and sponsored spouse together
  • Tips for a Sponsored Spouse/Common Law Partner completing Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM0008)
  • Tips for Completing Additional Family Information (IMM5406) 
  • Tips for completing Schedule A - Background/Declaration (IMM5669) as a sponsored spouse/partner 

Visit Steps to Justice for step-by-step information on common legal questions in Ontario. 

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