CLEO research

CLEO currently has two research projects underway:

  • Evolving Legal Services Research Project
    This multi-year research project, implemented with case studies in Ontario and British Columbia, looks at when PLE programs are effective and provide individuals meaningful access to justice, particularly people who are low income or have other disadvantages. Visit the Evolving Legal Services Research page.
  • Connecting prisoners or former prisoners with legal information and related life skills training
    This research looks at the legal information needs of adult prisoners and ex-prisoners in Ontario who need information to help them with their legal problems. It will identify where, when, and how one or two pilot legal information and/ or related life skills programs might be conducted through federal or provincial institutions in Ontario, or incorporated into existing post-release training and support programs. Read our working paper.

Completed CLEO research

  • Legal Life Skills: a curriculum for adult learners and trainers (2016-2018)
    This research work built upon CLEO’s reports prepared in 2016 for the Canadian Bar Association on how legal capability or “legal life skills” training could be incorporated into existing life skills programs in Ontario. CLEO developed select draft task sets on legal capability with input from adult instructors, and piloted them through several job-readiness literacy training programs across Ontario.

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