CLEO at a Glance:
• Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) helps disadvantaged Ontarians understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities.
• CLEO builds the capacity of legal and community workers to create and use effective public legal education (PLE).
• CLEO is a leader in the movement to improve meaningful access to justice in Ontario.
Training and capacity building
• CLEO’s Connecting Communities initiative facilitates legal information training projects across Ontario
• CLEO conducts workshops to help frontline workers find and use legal information
• CLEO’s PLE Learning Exchange shares PLE-related tools, resources and research: plelearningexchange.ca
• CLEO conducts research on emerging trends in PLE and access to justice
Hallmarks of CLEO’s public legal education work
- User-focused and practical
- Legal information on high-need issues in ten areas of law
- Legally accurate
- Many languages, formats and delivery channels
- Innovative use of technology
Snapshots from CLEO’s PLE collection
Last year, 1,700 community organizations and government offices ordered over 750,000 copies of CLEO materials. Our websites received over 1.3 million visitors. Here is a glance at CLEO’s PLE work in two areas of law:
- 39 CLEO resources available in print, PDF, HTML and audio
- 13 CLEO resources available in 7 languages other than English and French
- 31CLEO common questions on the Your Legal Rights website
- 441 resources from 43 organizations available through the Your Legal Rights website
- 49 legal and social services working with family law mapped on Your Legal Rights interactive Services Map
- 54 CLEO resources available in print, PDF, HTML, audio and video
- 12 CLEO resources available in 8 languages, including ASL, other than English and French
- 18 CLEO common questions on the Your Legal Rights website
- 280 resources from 39 organizations available through the Your Legal Rights website
- 88 legal and social services working with housing law mapped on Your Legal Rights interactive Services Map
CLEO receives core or multi-year funding from Legal Aid Ontario, Department of Justice Canada, the Law Foundation of Ontario, and the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services.
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