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CLEO offers free training to community workers and agencies that can help you detect legal problems in your clients' lives and respond with legal information and referrals.

Check our training listings to see if there is a training opportunity scheduled in your community.
Do your clients ask you:

  • how to get their landlord to make repairs?
  • what they can do if they aren't being paid properly?
  • how to respond to a letter from the government about their social assistance?
  • CLEO can train you and your colleagues on how to find the legal information that:

    • helps you decide if there’s a legal aspect to your client’s problem
    • directs you to accurate and reliable sources of legal information
    • explains the difference between legal information and legal advice
    • helps you make referrals when people need legal advice

    These workshops are available in English or French.

    Who is the training for?

    The workshop is designed for a wide variety of community workers in Ontario, including:

    • social workers and counsellors
    • employment, settlement, and housing workers
    • healthcare professionals
    • library staff

    Where are the workshops held?

    CLEO staff is available to travel across Ontario to offer these workshops in either English or French at your workplace or in your community. Please note that we do our best to meet all requests but our ability to travel is subject to budgetary limitations. We also offer webinars if we are unable to travel to you.

    How many people can attend?

    We need at least 20 people and and no more than 30. If you don’t have 20 people, we will work with you to find other organizations in your area who are interested to join in the training.

    What’s the format?

    The workshop is interactive and includes hands-on exercises that will be customized for each group. If three hours is too long, we will try to adapt the workshop to meet the needs of your group.

    How to plan a workshop?

    If you would like to plan an English-language workshop for staff at your organization or get more information, send an email to Michelle Cader, CLEO’s Community Outreach Manager, or call 416-408-4420 x 826.

    If you would like to plan a French-language workshop for staff at your organization, send an email to Marie Koona, CLEO’s French Editor and Outreach Coordinator, or call 416-408-4420 x 838.

CLEO offers webinars for community workers on how to help your clients find good legal information. View one of our sample webinars. These webinars are available in English or French.

Our webinars:

  • introduce you to key online sources of legal information, including CLEO’s websites
  • use case scenarios to help you understand how to search for legal information
  • share tips on how to identify reliable legal information online

Who are the webinars for?

The workshop is designed for a wide variety of community workers in Ontario, including:

  • social workers and counsellors
  • employment, settlement, and housing workers
  • healthcare professionals
  • library staff

How to plan a webinar?

If you would like to plan a customized English-language webinar for staff at your organization or get more information, send an email to Michelle Cader, CLEO’s Community Outreach Manager, or call 416-408-4420 x 826. Please note that free three-hour in-person workshops are also available. If you would prefer this training, please let us know when you contact us.

If you would like to plan a customized French-language webinar for staff at your organization, send an email to Marie Koona, CLEO’s French Editor and Outreach Coordinator, or call 416-408-4420 x 838.