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Upcoming events

Tools for helping people find good legal information – A webinar for community workers

DATE: October 02, 2018 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

This 75 minute webinar is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It will outline sources of reliable information as well as the difference between legal information and legal advice. It will also cover Steps to Justice, CLEO’s website for helping clients find step-by-step information about common legal problems. Learn more about the webinar and register here!

Past events

Fall forum for community workers – Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CLEO’s PLE Learning Exchange, a community of practice for community workers who help people with legal problems, convened its annual Fall Forum on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. We gathered at The 519 to learn new skills, share strategies for helping our communities, and give input on new initiatives.

See the materials from the Fall Forum:

     * Download the agenda for the day.
     * Learn more about our Skills and Stories Café sessions.
     * Learn more about the event's presenters and speakers.

The sessions we offered included:

  • What difference can PLE make?: how do PLE projects lead to new partnerships and policy change? Interviews with the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, and the Gilbert Centre.
  • New Research: Hear about first-of-its-kind research led by CLEO in partnership with the York University Institute for Social Research on how public legal education and information (PLEI) can help low- and modest-income people address their civil legal problems.
  • Skills & Stories Cafe: Rotate through short, snappy, hands-on learning sessions to build practical skills and hear about successful methods and approaches for PLEI projects.

Fall Forum for Community Workers – October 26, 2017

Thanks to all who participated in the Include, Inform, Inspire event on October 26, 2017! Here are some of the materials shared at the event: 

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Want to download a copy of the event poster?

Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017: We invite you to join us for a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLE or PLEI) that will take place in Toronto on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will gather at the Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) from 10:00 – 4:00 to hone our PLEI skills, connect with new resources, and share strategies for helping our clients and communities. Ontario’s PLE Learning Exchange, a partnership of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) and OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), is hosting this event as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice week, supported by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG).

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Register through Eventbrite for our event.

The sessions we are planning include:

  • Legal information and legal advice: how are direct service workers filling the gaps?
  • The role of “Trusted Intermediaries”: updates and feedback on recent research
  • Skills cafe: hands-on learning about clear language, social media for PLEI, and other skills
  • Strategy swap: how to help clients when asserting their legal rights isn’t practical

The early bird registration fee will be $10. Please register through Eventbrite. Or, if you need more information before registering, email Miscia at And watch this space for updates!

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