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Navigating Family Courts During the Pandemic

Recorded October 5, 2021

Thijiba Sinnathamby, Staff Lawyer at Luke's Place, shared up-to-date and practical information on family court processes during the pandemic in Fall 2021. She addressed some of the following questions,

What counts as an emergency motion?
How have parenting time and decision-making been affected?
How can survivors...


October 5, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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)

Workers’ rights during COVID-19

Recorded June 3, 2021

14 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of workers have had to adjust to drastically different ways of working and many now experience more work and income instability than ever. Health risks related to work are greater than any other time.

In this webinar, John No and Joanna Mullen, experts from the community...


June 3, 2021 (1 hour and 30 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)

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...


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...


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 they...


February 24, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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).



February 4, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)