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

Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Our work focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. As a community legal clinic and part of Ontario's legal aid system, we work in partnership with other legal clinics and community organizations across the province.

Our work includes:

  • the Steps to Justice website, question and answer modules on everyday legal problems experienced by people in Ontario
  • an extensive collection of legal information resources and publications available in a variety of languages and formats
  • research into effective ways of developing and delivering legal rights information through the CLEO Centre for Research & Innovation
  • Your Legal Rights website, which has legal information on a wide range of topics, in a variety of languages, produced by hundreds of organizations from across Ontario
  • Connecting Communities project, which is facilitating legal information training partnerships between legal and non-legal organizations to improve legal information and services for those who don't speak English or French or who live in rural and remote communities
  • Online resources including Refugee Rights in OntarioYouth Criminal LawPLE Learning Exchange and Get Ready for the ONCA
More information

Steps to Justice now has Guided Pathways for children, support, and property issues in separation and divorce

Guided Pathways is an online tool that helps you complete family law court forms in Steps to Justice.

Posted:
January 15, 2019

Reminder - January 16 lunch and learn call

CLEO's PLE Learning Exchange hosts a Community of Practice for community and legal workers in Ontario, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. EST.

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January 09, 2019

On the Radar: No more rent control for new apartments

The provincial government is allowing landlords of new apartments to raise the rent by any amount. This month's On the Radar explains which units are affected by this change, and what it means for tenants.

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January 07, 2019

Latest updates on Steps to Justice

Steps to Justice now has information about guilty pleas and sentencing.

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January 04, 2019

Latest updates on Steps to Justice / L'actualité de Justice pas-à-pas

Steps to Justice has updated information on taking time off work for illness and other personal emergencies.

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January 03, 2019

Latest updates on Steps to Justice / L'actualité de Justice pas-à-pas

Steps to Justice now has information about getting legal help with problems in immigration law, in English and French.

Posted:
December 14, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about your right to court proceedings in French

Justice pas-à-pas vous fournit maintenant des informations sur votre droit à une procédure judiciaire en français.

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December 05, 2018

New or updated resources now available from CLEO

The resources are on topics in these areas of law: consumer, housing, and employment, with ESL activity kits on employment law also available.

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December 04, 2018

On the Radar - New rules about police checks

As of November, new rules apply when employers in Ontario ask people for police record checks. This month's On the Radar highlights some of these new rules.

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December 03, 2018

Ontario Justice Partners Launch French language website to help people understand their legal problems

Led by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), Justice pas-à-pas and Steps to Justice are collaborative projects of leading justice sector organizations. 

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November 29, 2018

New services at CLEO? Tell us what you think!

CLEO is considering hosting a free service to help front-line workers help clients with legal problems, or help community organizations produce better legal information.

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November 23, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about applying for Canadian citizenship

Steps to Justice now has information about qualifiying for citizenship, applying, what happens after you apply, what happens if your application is refused, and more.

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November 23, 2018

On the Radar: A snapshot of the new cannabis laws

This month, On the Radar looks at the new cannabis laws: Buying, growing, selling, possessing, using, or giving it to someone for free in Ontario, and more.

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November 05, 2018

New services at CLEO? Tell us what you think!

Tell us through a 4-question survey if Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) should start an "Ask CLEO" service for community workers.

Posted:
November 05, 2018

November 20: Helping people find good legal information and address their legal problems

Morning session:

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor

Afternoon session:

  • When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: YMCA of Ottawa, 180 Argyle Avenue

This is a free workshop for front-line and community workers presented by CLEO and Connecting Ottawa. It's presented twice, morning and afternoon, on November 20.

Posted:
November 05, 2018

Steps to Justice now has updated information on police checks and applying for a job

"Can an employer ask me if I have a police record?" is the latest addition to the Steps to Justice "Employment and Work" topic area.

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November 02, 2018

Steps to Justice has new information about finding legal help

Steps to Justice now has information about finding, working with, and complaining about a lawyer or paralegal

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October 30, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about getting help in criminal law

There are now questions and answers on Steps to Justice about how to find a lawyer or paralegal to help you with your criminal law case.

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October 24, 2018

CLEO Job Posting: Director of Community Support Programs

Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please apply as soon as possible. The first date of review will be November 12, 2018.

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October 23, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about the new cannabis laws

Steps to Justice now has information about the new cannabis laws: What do the new laws mean? and rules about cannabis and driving.

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October 17, 2018