News from CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Produces free legal information in many formats and languages that help low‑income and disadvantaged communities understand their legal rights. A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights, provides legal information produced by organizations across Ontario, in a variety of languages and formats.

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February 20, 2018

Register today for Feb 21 webinar - Money, Abuse and Safety: Tips for Women

Date: WednesdayFebruary 21, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 1:15pm
 

This webinar is a discussion about money, partner abuse, and safety. The webinar provides tips for women to get control of their budget, and about what money matters to look out for that could be part of an abusive relationship. This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC, and Anne Arbour, Financial Educator at the Credit Counselling Society, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

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February 14, 2018

New and Revised CLEO Publications - February 13, 2018

CLEO is pleased to announce new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

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February 13, 2018

March 1: Share and learn about PLE with us

When: Thursday, March 1, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m. EST

Where: On the phone

Chris Veldhoven, LGBTQ Community Program Coordinator with The LGBTQ Parenting Network, will talk about legal-information-related initiatives in the health promotion work of the Network.

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February 08, 2018

On the Radar: Better employment standards for workers in Ontario

Recent changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) aim to improve conditions for workers. This month's On the Radar highlights some of these changes.

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February 07, 2018

February 20: Helping your clients find good legal information, Mississauga

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Peel Multicultural Council, 6630 Turner Valley Road, Mississauga, Room 329

The workshop aims to provide strategies and tools to non-legal community workers on how to find reliable, relevant, current legal information to help their clients solve legal issues

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January 19, 2018

On the Radar: Changes to Employment Insurance benefits for new parents

Recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) mean that women can start their maternity benefits sooner, and new parents can choose to get parental benefits at a lower rate but for a longer time.

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January 11, 2018

Webinar (Online Training): Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers Jan 19, 2018

Webinar (Online Training): Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers

January 19, 2018 (12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-online-training-supporting-the-human-rights-of-migrant-sex-workers-legal-training-for-tickets-41066823976?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

Webinar (Online Training): Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers on January 19, 2018 (12:00-1:00 p.m.) This project is supported by CLEO through the Connecting Communities project.

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January 05, 2018

Recent changes to nonprofit law

A new law, Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 is changing parts of Ontario's Corporations Act (OCA) and the future Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). 

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January 04, 2018

6 ideas to do better if representing yourself in family court

This article from "The Family Law Coach" website sets out some steps you can do to make being a self-rep more effective in Famil Court. It also gives a shout out to CLEO's "Steps in a Family Law Website". 

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January 04, 2018

How do I know if I can rely on the legal information I find?

There's a lot of legal information available online - so much that sometimes it can be hard to tell what you can rely on. Here are four clues that can help you when searching for online legal information. 

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January 04, 2018

New and Revised CLEO Publications - December 15, 2017

CLEO announces new and updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

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December 15, 2017

December 8: Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do

This webinar will introduce people to the report and the recommendations it's made to the provincial government. Government is seeking feedback on the report by January 5, 2018.

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December 05, 2017

On the Radar: Higher age limit will help more children join their families in Canada

The age limit for children to join their parents in Canada has been raised. On the Radar talks about these changes and an important deadline of January 31, 2018, for some parents.

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December 04, 2017

November 28: Steps to Justice Training, Rexdale

When: November 28, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court, Toronto, ON M9V 4E3 (room tbd)

Training for front-line workers will include a discussion of the difference between legal information and legal advice plus a tour and case scenarios to show how to use its features.

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November 24, 2017

New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

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November 16, 2017

November 17: Spaces still available! Helping front-line workers find good legal information using www.Stepstojustice.Ca

When: Friday, November 17, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Room 101, Macdonald Hall, Queen's University, Kingston

The workshop is free and open to all community workers in the Kingston area.

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November 10, 2017

On the Radar: Paying a person's social assistance to someone else

This month's On the Radar talks about when OW and ODSP can pay a person's assistance to someone else.

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November 02, 2017

New and Revised CLEO Publications - October 26, 2017

CLEO announces the publication of new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. 

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October 26, 2017

October 24: Helping your clients find good legal information, Guelph

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: University of Guelph, University Centre Room 225 (University Centre is on South Ring Road East. Although you cannot drive right to the University Centre, you can park nearby at South Ring Road East and Christie Lane).

The workshop aims to provide strategies and tools to non-legal community workers on how to find reliable, relevant, current legal information to help their clients solve legal issues

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October 22, 2017