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Immigration status and Social Assistance

Recorded June 23, 2021 - Misunderstandings exist about who is eligible for social assistance programs in Ontario and about consequences of receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  Undocumented people and those living with temporary status can be concerned about applying for benefits. And others need to know...


June 23, 2021 (90 minutes)

Clear Language and Design Helps Everyone: A skills-building webinar

Recorded on May 19, 2021 - CLEO staff member Nicole Osbourne James addressed clear language and design principles. She led participants through examples, tips, and resources to help communicate legal information that is clear, accurate, and useful. She also covered questions from participants.

And, check out CLEO Connect’s webpage on clear...


May 19, 2021 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Up your game: Using social media and video to deliver legal information

Recorded on April 20, 2021 - CLEO staff members Fiona MacCool and Jesse Mark addressed what CLEO is learning about when and how to use social media and video to help people understand their legal rights.

They shared best practices, examples, and resources that have inspired us, and tips on finding free or low cost tools to help you with your...


April 20, 2021 (1 hour)

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Pathway to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during COVID-19

Recorded on March 31, 2021 - The federal government introduced a new program that would allow some refugee claimants working in the healthcare sector to apply for permanent residence. The program aims to acknowledge refugee claimants’ exceptional service working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A CLEO legal expert shared details...


March 31, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Recent Changes to the Law: The Divorce Act, Bill C-78

Recorded on March 29, 2021 - This webinar addresses the legislative changes to the Divorce Act Bill C-78:

This webinar will address:

  • New changes to The Best Interests of the Child legislation which have been added to the Divorce Act;
  • Specific reference to family violence as a factor in considering a Child’s Best Interests;

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March 29, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Preventing Bias in Service Delivery: A Child Welfare Lens

Recorded on March 25, 2021 - The webinar addresses the impact of the intersectionality of gender-based violence with unconscious bias through a Child Welfare Lens, you will learn about:

  • Equity Work is Emotional Work – Expanding our E.I. and not our I.Q
  • Identifying Systemic Barriers & Roots of Oppression
  • Unconscious Bias...


March 25, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Housing and tenants’ rights during COVID-19

Recorded on February 24, 2021 - Thousands of tenants across Ontario have fallen behind on rent due to the pandemic. Facing risk of eviction, many tenants find themselves uncertain about their rights as they struggle to keep their housing. What options do tenants have to deal with rent arrears and possible eviction? What can tenants do if...


February 24, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Income Benefits during COVID-19: Updates and review of provincial and federal benefits and how they interact

Recorded on February 4, 2021 - The federal government introduced new and temporary income benefits last year to help people cope with the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, the provincial government introduced temporary financial supports, particularly for those on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

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February 4, 2021 ()

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Ontario’s new Children’s Law Reform Act: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

Recorded on January 25, 2021 - Ontario recently significantly revised its family law that deals with custody and access to align it with the federal Divorce Act. In this webinar, you will learn about the changes, with a focus on their impact on women fleeing abusive relationships.


January 25, 2021 (1 hour)

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Luke's Place

Resisting burnout and building resilience during COVID-19: A workshop recognizing the hard work of frontline workers

Recorded on December 15th, 2020 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers have continued to provide support to clients and communities, many of whom have been thrown into crisis. Racialized communities have been disproportionately affected, compounding existing inequality. Many frontline workers are also working remotely, making it more...


December 15, 2020 (75 minutes)

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