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What we’re reading: “Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles” – a comic book

We’ve written here before about the use of storytelling in comic format to expand the reach of public legal education and information to new audiences in fresh and accessible ways. “Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles” is the latest example we’ve seen of this genre. This eight-page comic, produced by KEYS Job Centre and available in eight […]

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Announcements

The need for legal clinic services

As a result of the spring provincial budget, several of Ontario’s community legal clinics have lost a large amount of their funding. And the budget announced more cuts to come. This leaves people in communities across Ontario, particularly those who live on low incomes, at risk of losing access to critical legal services to help […]

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Announcements

CLEO awarded grants for technology and access to justice research

CLEO is pleased to announce that three new partnership-based research projects are being supported by The Law Foundation of Ontario. The three grants, totalling close to $129K from the Foundation’s Strategic granting program, support efforts to develop online interactive tools that people with legal problems can use to take steps in the legal process, such […]

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Evaluation

What people are finding on our site

We’ve had almost eight thousand visits to the CLEO Connect site in the month since it launched on June 10, 2019. We’re thrilled that 177 new users signed up for our updates in the first month. The website visits show that Your Legal Rights (YLR), CLEO’s collection of legal information resources produced by hundreds of […]

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Community justice research

Pushing the boundary of legal information – what do clients really need?

As a community worker, what is your comfort level in helping clients who come to you with a problem that has a legal element? Last week, David Wiseman, an associate professor at the University of Ottawa law school, joined us and a dozen community workers on the CLEO Connect Learning Exchange conference call to talk […]

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