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Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario (CLEO)

CLEO provides clear-language materials on a wide range of topics including family law.

All publications are free. Many resources are available in a variety of languages. They can be viewed, downloaded, and ordered online.


CLEO's Steps in a Family Law Case is an online resource made up of 3 interactive flowcharts that guide people through the family court process depending on whether they are the applicant or respondent.


Steps to Justice is a website that gives step-by-step information about common legal problems, including family, criminal, immigration, and refugee law.


CLEO's Family Law Guided Pathways are a series of online interviews that help you fill out the court forms you need for family law matters. The pathways ask you questions and then put your answers into the required court forms. The pathways are free to use.


Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)

METRAC works to end violence against women and youth by focusing on education and prevention. Their activities include providing public legal information, tools, and workshops on issues related to women and children experiencing violence.


Through Family Law Education for Women, they also provide free legal information on 12 family law topics in 12 languages and in a variety of formats, including large print, braille, audio, and ASL.


METRAC also has a website, the Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN), that provides legal information and referrals to women in Ontario experiencing violence.