News from PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
The PLE Learning Exchange aims to support organizations across Ontario in developing and delivering effective public legal education (PLE) for their communities. Our goal is to build a body of expertise and knowledge around the practice of community-based PLE, improve the effectiveness of PLE projects and materials through shared learning and tools, and increase the number of PLE initiatives in Ontario developed through collaborative partnerships.More information
Kim McCutcheon, a plain language editor at CLEO for the past 16 years, shares ways to stay connected and get more involved in the plain language world.
CLEO is releasing the first in a series of fact sheets summarizing some key findings from their research comparing health literacy and legal capability.
Guest author Michele Leering, Executive Director of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in Belleville, Ontario, gives us more information about libraries and justice partnerships.
CLEO is asking legal professionals, policy-makers, academics, and front-line workers familiar with family law problems for their thoughts and feedback on a survey.
Design principles can make your content - whether it's a flyer to promote an event, or legal information to share with your community - more compelling and easier to understand.
Guest author Barbara Hurd, a long-time community legal worker, talks about some of her experiences using games in her PLE work.
Connecting Communities announces the launch of its new web pages, which include streamlined content and navigation to make it easier to find information and resources.
How to keep clients from suffering "referral fatigue" after being bounced from one agency to another is the subject of today's PLE Learning Exchange article.
Guest author Dr. Ab Currie updates on a legal health check project piloted by Halton Community Legal Services in 2014, adopted by 3 other clinics, and now expanding to 9 more.
Feedback from a day-long event that explored ways that library and justice organizations can work together to improve access to justice in rural and remote communities.
This event focused on how libraries can be used in rural and remote communities to facilitate access to justice.
Preventing legal problems by early intervention among people on low incomes is complicated by the fact that they are more likely to experience multiple legal problems at once.
Guest author Michele Leering, Executive Director of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in Belleville, Ontario, writes about libraries and justice partnerships.
The PLE Learning Exchange hopes to make it easier for you to identify legal issues in your community and share PLE in ways that make the most sense to those you work with.
This PLE Learning Exchange article presents highlights from a report on the Libraries and justice partnership Eastern Ontario project and links to the report.
The PLE Learning Exchange discusses a difference between the delivery of health information and public legal information (PLE) – the focus on prevention.
In this blog post, guest author Michele Leering talks about the "justice innovation event" for clinics, Legal Aid Ontario, and interested libraries, taking place in Toronto October 29, 2015.
Guest author Michele Leering writes about the developing ties between librarians and public legal information.
The conference on innovation and access to justice will give researchers, lawyers, policy makers, and other stakeholders the chance to explore the future of access to justice in Canada at a critical stage.
A recent article says having to manage with less than one needs literally "taxes the mind" and makes it harder for people with low incomes to cope with intersecting legal problems.