Legal health

  • Prescribing legal help: Intervening early to improve patient health

    Guest author Michele Leering, Executive Director of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in Belleville, Ontario, joins us today to tell us more information about libraries and justice partnerships. Justice and health partnerships have emerged as an important new strategy for improving “legal health”, and for increasing access to justice for people living on a low […]

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  • Next steps to legal health

    The Legal Health Check-Up project that was developed by Halton Community Legal Services in Halton Region is expanding to an additional nine community legal clinics in the southwestern Ontario region.

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  • Does an apple a day keep the courthouse away?

    In our research, we found at least one striking difference between delivery of health information and public legal information and information (PLE) – the focus on prevention. Traditionally, there has been far less focus on delivering preventative-type PLE than health information.

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  • Summary of CLEO’s report on health literacy

    A summary version of CLEO’s recent report linking health literacy and legal capability is now available.

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  • PLE Learning Exchange day of discussion

    We’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting another day of discussion this year. We’re looking forward to sharing experiences with and learning from others who are working to increase understanding of legal rights within communities across Ontario. This event will take place on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the 519 Church Street Community […]

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  • Fines, tickets and justice

    There’s a legal clinic in Toronto called Fair Change Community Legal Services that has been doing amazing work helping homeless people who have faced thousands of dollars in fines. In addition to providing direct service to clients, Fair Change offers legal information sessions to community agencies on ticket issues.

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  • Connecting Ottawa Legal Health Check-Up

    Connecting Ottawa decided to develop a legal health check resource because they got feedback from community workers that it can be challenging to flag legal problems their clients are facing.

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  • Checking up on legal health

    How to reach people with a legal problem before the problem gets too large to solve?

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