A cornerstone of our work is creating partnerships to ensure that we are responding to the ever-changing legal information needs of people across Ontario.
These partnerships take many forms: from collaborating with community-based lawyers and legal workers who review our information to ensure it reflects how the law is applied in real-life situations, to participating in coalitions and working groups that are dealing with a wide range of legal and law reform issues.
And our information reaches people in all parts of Ontario through our distribution partners – the thousands of community organizations and government offices who use our materials in workshops and distribute them throughout their communities.
Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)
CLEO is an active member of PLEAC, a nation-wide network of individuals and organizations established to promote access to justice through public legal education. Read more
Rule of Law: Legal Aid for Marginalized Groups in China
CLEO, in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association and Legal Aid Ontario, is participating in this project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. The project aims to build the capacity of China’s National Legal Aid Centre and to strengthen legal aid in three Chinese provinces, with a special focus on improving access to justice for marginalized communities, particularly ethnic minorities and migrant workers. Read more
Family Law Education for Women
CLEO worked in partnership with six other organizations to manage a project funded by the Ontario government that developed plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law in 14 languages and in multiple formats. Read more