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About CLEO

Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Our work focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. As a community legal clinic and part of Ontario's legal aid system, we work in partnership with other legal clinics and community organizations across the province.

Our work includes:

  • the Steps to Justice website, question and answer modules on everyday legal problems experienced by people in Ontario
  • an extensive collection of legal information resources and publications available in a variety of languages and formats
  • research into effective ways of developing and delivering legal rights information through the CLEO Centre for Research & Innovation
  • Your Legal Rights website, which has legal information on a wide range of topics, in a variety of languages, produced by hundreds of organizations from across Ontario
  • Connecting Communities project, which is facilitating legal information training partnerships between legal and non-legal organizations to improve legal information and services for those who don't speak English or French or who live in rural and remote communities
  • Online resources including Refugee Rights in Ontario, Youth Criminal Law, PLE Learning Exchange and Get Ready for the ONCA