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CLEO Connect Spotlight

On the Radar

Getting COVID-19 benefits while on OW or ODSP

This month's On the Radar looks at how COVID-19 benefits interact with OW and ODSP.

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Community justice partnerships

Community-Based Access to Justice: Impact and Opportunity

Most would agree that, pandemic or not, access to justice is still a goal that is far beyond our grasp. Making real headway is complicated and no easy solutions exist, but in this moment there is opportunity for meaningful change. Can we seize it?

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Research of note

New CLEO research – Community Justice Help: Advancing Community-Based Access to Justice

Do you often hear from clients about problems that include a law-related element? Do you feel confident that you have the knowledge and skills to give them some support with those problems? Are you unsure about how far you can or should go in helping them, because you don’t want to stray into giving “legal advice”?

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New resources

CLEO’s website on nonprofit law – new look and information!

Did you know that CLEO has a website covering the current and future state of nonprofit law in Ontario? We've recently rebranded - we're now called Nonprofit Law Ontario. Read our latest ebulletin. Please note that the Ontario government continues to work to bring Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) into force.

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Research of note

Community justice help: holistic approaches to clients’ needs

Today, Julie Mathews, CLEO's Executive Director, joins us to share some thoughts about getting vulnerable people in Ontario the help they need through agencies in their community. Eye-opening. Stimulating. These are words that are not often associated with conferences at which the law is featured. But the buzz in the room after a recent panel discussion on “community justice help” – held in Toronto as part of Access to Justice Week 2019 – makes me think that audience members would identify with those descriptors.

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