Tuesday, November 22, 2005

New Online Clearinghouse for Community Legal Education in Ontario

Community Legal Education Ontario just launched CLEONet, an online clearinghouse for community legal education in Ontario. It is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario and Justice Canada.

Community legal education helps low-income and disadvantaged communities understand and exercise their legal rights. The materials are produced by organizations and legal clinics across Ontario.

Visitors to the site can search or browse by subject category (family law, housing law, criminal law, pensions and benefits, disabilities, criminal law, etc.).

"CLEONet is meant to be a tool for community organizations to see what others have produced. Hundreds of organizations across Ontario produce legal education materials for their local communities. Being able to find existing materials easily helps organizations get ideas for their own projects, and lets them link to the resources they find on CLEONet or ask permission to adapt or reproduce materials that they think would be useful for their community. Knowing what other organizations have done also helps prevent duplication of efforts."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:41 pm


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