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March 2024
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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Moving out because of fear of violence or abuse

Waterloo Community Legal Services has a tip sheet that explains how a person experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse may be able to end their tenancy early. The tipsheet explains how to complete a Form N15 – Tenant’s Notice to End my Tenancy Because of Fear of Sexual or Domestic Violence and Abuse - and what must be included when giving the form to their landlord. It also has information on the steps to take next and how the N15 might affect other tenants living in the unit.  

Rural and remote survivors of intimate partner violence 

Luke’s Place has a toolkit on how to support survivors of intimate partner violence who live in rural or remote areas. The first section of the resource explains how living in a rural or remote location, or in a small community, impacts women experiencing intimate partner violence. The second section of the resource focuses on ways to support violence survivors in these areas. The toolkit is part of Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF), a program of Western University’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. The program offers training for anyone who is concerned about a person experiencing intimate partner violence. 

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Employment rights with a criminal record 

The National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) has an information sheet on employment rights for people in Ontario with a criminal record. It explains their rights, how they can apply for a record suspension, and how they can complain if they’ve been discriminated against.  

Returning to work with CPP-D 

The Income Security and Advocacy Centre has an information sheet on how a person’s benefits from the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) program may be affected when they return to work. The resource explains things such as when a person has to report their income and how much they can earn before their benefits may stop. The information sheet is also available in French. 

 
 
 
 

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

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