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Rights Bites podcasts and lesson plans

Our Rights Bites podcasts and companion CLB-friendly (Canadian Learning Benchmark) teaching materials are intended for use by adult instructors working with newcomers. They draw attention to legal rights regarding common problems faced by immigrants in Ontario.

Each podcast episode combines interviews with lawyers, community workers, and immigrants who have faced employment law or housing law problems. The companion materials focus on short excerpts from each podcast.

Topics covered: tenants’ rights; workers’ rights

Podcast episodes <links to external site>

Episode # Title
1 Hours of Work and Minimum Wage
2 Housing Deposits
3 Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
4 Tenant Organizing and Gentrification

Companion materials for LINC and ESL teachers

View our companion lesson plans and CLB assessment tools for each Rights Bites episode, which provide legal information on employment law and housing law. We designed these materials for use with learners at CLB Level 6+, with input from adult educators.

Episode and topic (MP3 format) Lesson Plans CLB tools
Ep. 1: Employment Law: Wages

Ep.2: Housing Law: Deposits

Ep. 3: Employment Law: Discrimination

Ep. 4: Housing Law: Gentrification

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

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Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Reviewed for legal accuracy February 2021

All CLEO educational resources are available for free. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. CLEO retains the copyright over all CLEO resources – please contact us for permission to modify any of our materials.