Partners and projects
CLEONet is a project of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) and is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario.
CLEONet has been developed in technical partnership with Agentic Communications.
Photography for CLEONet has been provided by Judy Kondrat.
CLEO releases report exploring the expansion of CLEONet
From April to August of 2009, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) conducted a review of recent research and a series of consultations exploring the form and shape of a comprehensive legal information web site for the public, building on the existing CLEONet site. While many organizations across Ontario are engaged in producing critically needed legal information, there is no single site that contains accessible and accurate information on a wide range of legal issues, designed to help the public understand their legal rights, in multiple formats and languages.
A report released on October 28, 2009 summarizes the key findings, discusses existing initiatives that could be built on and possibly partnered with, and outlines key next steps. CLEO encourages anyone who is interested in making suggestions or giving feedback on the report, or in getting involved with the expansion work, to post their comments on our consultation blog. To read the report and share your feedback visit: CLEO releases report exploring the expansion of CLEONet .
Legal education webinars
CLEONet is partnering with community organizations to deliver workshops about legal issues online. These legal education webinars are easy to take part in. Participants only need a telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. They are delivered through a telephone conference call that lets participants hear the presentation, look at slides, browse web sites, and ask questions using live chat.
CLEONet is looking for volunteers from community organizations to adapt their legal workshops to a webinar format. To visit our webinar archive or for more information visit Legal education webinars.
Learn, Grow, Connect conference
In October 2008, close to 200 people from across Ontario who develop and deliver information to help their clients and communities understand their legal rights came together at the Learn, Grow, Connect conference. Participants shared information, learned from experts, and took steps towards building a practice of community legal education. Visit the conference web site for conference materials and webcasts.
Legal clinic newsletter-sharing project
CLEONet started this project to help community legal clinics in eastern Ontario share newsletter articles and promote each other's work. All legal clinics in the province are welcome to join. You can find out more at Legal clinic newsletter-sharing project.
Newsletters produced by community legal clinics are a valuable source of legal information but are usually only distributed to the local community. This project helps get this information to a wider audience.
Injured workers photo exhibit
CLEONet has prepared an online version of a travelling photo exhibit created by Judy Kondrat, a community legal worker at Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO).
The exhibit features injured workers and their families who tell of the many ways their lives were changed forever by a workplace accident or disease. You can view the exhibit at Injured Workers: Portraits of Life and Loss.