CLEO Quarterly Update

Help learners improve literacy skills and learn about legal rights


CLEO's new Legal Rights Literacy Kits provide ready‐made materials for Ontario adult instructors. Developed by experienced adult educators, the Kits include visual, video and written materials; have a variety of ready-made learning activities and task sets; and are aligned to the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework. The nine Kits on employment, consumer and tenants' rights are available to download on our CLEO Connect website. (CLEO's Kits were adapted from content created by the Community Law School (Sarnia‐Lambton) Inc).

CLEO content updated for Divorce Act changes

CLEO teams updated all CLEO's family law content to reflect extensive changes to terminology and new forms introduced by the Divorce Act, effective March 1. We reviewed and revised our Family Law Guided Pathways, which offer 39 pathways to the completion of 65 family court forms. And we updated the family law content on our Steps to Justice and Justice pas-a-pas sites and in our brochures. In the 2020-2021 fiscal year, there were over 1.7 million page views of family law content on the Steps to Justice website.

Zooming COVID-19 legal information to community workers


Nearly 400 community workers attended CLEO's webinar in late February on housing and tenants' rights during COVID-19 – an issue of utmost importance given the impending end to the provincial moratorium. A legal expert from our sister clinic, the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, set out the facts and then answered questions from participants. In late March, the CLEO Connect team offered a webinar that focused on refugee claimants working in healthcare and their pathways to status. Information and registration for future events, as well as recorded webinars, are available at CLEO Connect.

Now available: CLEO guided pathway tools for preparing wills and powers of attorney


People can now draft a will or power of attorney using our Guided Pathways tool. Available through our Steps to Justice site.


CLEO shares guided pathways evaluation research at international conference

More than 30 international researchers and academics, as well as participants from Montreal's CyberJustice Laboratory, joined a workshop led by CLEO's Erik Bornmann and BC's Civil Resolution Tribunal in late January. The workshop was part of the international Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies research partnership. Erik, Managing Lawyer for CLEO's Guided Pathways, presented on CLEO's development of an evaluation framework to support the effective use of interactive tools. The research is being conducted in partnership with McGill University.


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