Working in Partnership
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.
Steps to Justice
Steps to Justice and Justice pas-à-pas are led by CLEO and bring together key justice sector players such as the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, Tribunals Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Justice Education Network, and the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario.
These justice sector partners, and more than 100 content committee members from legal and community organizations across Ontario, collaborate on content development to ensure the legal information is accurate and practical, and the websites are updated regularly based on their input and changes in the law. A key feature of both Justice pas-à-pas and Steps to Justice is that justice sector and community organizations can embed the legal content on their own websites – meaning that it is widely available on websites across the province.
Our French Advisory Committee comprises organizations that serve Francophone communities in Ontario. They help ensure that the content and resources on Justice pas-a-pas meet the needs of those communities.
Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO)
CLEO is an active member of ACLCO, working in partnership with legal clinics across the province to meet the legal information needs of low income people in Ontario.
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
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)
CLEO is a member of the Action Group on Access to Justice, which was established by the Law Society of Ontario to facilitate better coordination and collaboration across the justice sector. TAG works with a range of justice stakeholders to develop meaningful, public-centred solutions that advance systemic change.