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Making an Impact: Public Legal Education in Canada

A three day conference (October 24 – 26, 2012) of PLEAC, co-hosted by OJEN and CLEO

Register Now for the MAKING AN IMPACT Conference

Join others from across Canada involved in delivering public legal education and information (PLEI). Legal and community-based organizations across Canada produce and deliver PLEI in an effort to help people understand and exercise their legal rights; through our work we strive to make an impact in our communities and on the justice system itself.

This conference will examine how we measure and communicate this impact, as well as how to enhance the impact on communities through strong project design and innovative collaborations.


Conference at a Glance

(Draft agenda)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Venue: Law Society of Upper Canada

(Open to PLEAC members)

  • 9:00 am - Welcome & Coffee
  • 9:30 am - PLEAC Board Meeting
  • 10:45 am - PLEAC's Future: Advocacy
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch (hosted by the Law Foundation of Ontario)
  • 1:30 pm - PLEAC's Future: National or Pan‐provincial Projects
  • 2:30 pm - PLEI Connect
  • 3:30 pm - Afternoon Break
  • 3:45 pm - Operational Challenges of a PLE Organization
  • 5:15 pm - Fitness/Historical Break: Tour of Osgoode Hall
  • 6:00 pm - Wine & cheese reception (hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada)
  • 8:00 pm - Dinner (optional)

Thursday, October 25, 2012, Venue: 519 Church Street Community Centre

(Open to all conference attendees)

  • Designing for Impact: Showcase of innovative designs from PLE organizations across the country
  • Panel sessions:
    • Communicating for Impact: Reaching our target audiences in different ways
    • Communicating for Impact: Presenting the PLE case
    • Collaborating for Impact: Making the most of our sector
    • Learning Networks: Sharing promising practices in public legal education and information
  • Includes lunch and coffee

Friday, October 26, 2012, Venue: 519 Church Street Community Centre

(Open to all conference attendees)

  • Panel sessions:
    • Researching for Impact
    • Measuring for Impact: Evaluation as a tool
    • Show and Tell Speed Learning: Highlighting innovative projects from across Canada
  • Keynote: Learning Networks: Sharing promising practices in public legal education
  • Making it happen: Bringing our new ideas home
  • Includes lunch and coffee

Please click here for a full agenda.

Conference Fees

Three Days - October 24 - 26 (PLEAC members) $ 350.00
Additional attendees from a registered organization $ 250.00
Two Days - October 25 - 26 $ 200.00
Birthday Party Ticket (October 25th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) $ 75.00

Space is limited! Please register early.

Hotel Group Discount

For those of you who may be coming from out of town, the Delta Chelsea has offered a group discount rate of $129 + HST per night for October 23-26. This group rate is only available for reservations made by September 24th. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or by email at If you are taking advantage of this group discount, please identify that you are part ofthe group PLEAC.


The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto
519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto