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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New and Revised CLEO Publications - April 20, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

Separation and divorce: Child support

A new edition of Separation and Divorce: Child support is now available. It explains the new rules for parents who get social assistance and child support.

April 11, 2017

On the Radar: Suing in Small Claims Court

This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

April 06, 2017

New or updated resources from CLEO now available

CLEO announces new or updated resources in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, Social Assistance, Employment and Work, and Housing Law. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

March 30, 2017

Now in Arabic: Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply

This resource and other resources in Arabic are available on the CLEO website.

March 27, 2017

New edition: Taking time off work: Pregnancy and parental leaves and benefits

Updated with new information about the shorter Employment Insurance waiting period that took effect January 1, 2017. 

March 14, 2017

New edition of 'Rent increases' now available online and in print

Updated with the rent increase Guideline for 2017 and more information about security deposits.

March 13, 2017

CLEO's new 'how to' resource: Training community workers and leaders

Module 3 of our PLE Toolbox, "Training community workers and leaders," helps you create and deliver a legal information workshop.

March 10, 2017

On the Radar: Hours of work and breaks: Workers' rights and employers' responsibilities

This month's On the Radar highlights information on the rules about hours of work and breaks, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

March 07, 2017

Now in Arabic: Need welfare? How to apply to Ontario Works

This online only resource is available in print friendly PDF format.

February 23, 2017

Can you prevent legal problems? A fact sheet

Can you prevent legal problems?, a two page fact sheet, canvasses whether the focus on prevention found in health literacy interventions can be neatly applied to the PLEI context.

February 14, 2017

Child and spousal support when you are on social assistance: New edition now available

This CLEO resource outlines the new rules, describes what people need to do to get spousal support, and has other information about getting child and spousal support when on social assistance.

February 06, 2017

On the Radar: Good news for parents on social assistance who get child support

This month's On the Radar highlights information that parents on social assistance should know if they're getting child or spousal support.

January 23, 2017

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video.

January 19, 2017

Steps to Justice – A new legal information website, and more

Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is an initiative that gives comprehensive online information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment, and other areas of law.

January 19, 2017

Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

January 18, 2017

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . . aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

January 18, 2017

Community partners survey: PLE presentations

CLEO and OJEN request your help assessing the need among community agencies to access public legal education presentations for their clients and staff. 

January 16, 2017

January 17: Helping your clients find good legal information, London, Ont.

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (A additional workshop may be added in the morning if there is enough interest.)

Where: Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre - Library Room 3, 550 Hamilton Road, London, Ont.

To register: Contact Stanislav Rajic at and indicate whether you can bring a laptop/tablet to the workshop. 

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

January 13, 2017

What if the police ask me who I am? New rules on January 1

The government has made new rules about when the police can ask you to identify yourself. These rules are expected to take effect on January 1, 2017. 

December 21, 2016