Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.
Programs & Services:
- Resources: Legal information covering a wide range of legal topics, in a variety of formats, and available in dozens of languages
- Common Questions: Questions and answers to everyday legal problems
- Find Services: Interactive map of key legal and social services across Ontario
- Training: Public legal education training webinars for service providers
- News & Events: The latest headlines and community events about the law and access to justice
Legal information and referral service for residents of Canada.
Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Our work focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. As a community legal clinic and part of Ontario’s legal aid system, we work in partnership with other legal clinics and community organizations across the province.
- an extensive collection of legal information resources and publications available in a variety of languages and formats
- research into effective ways of developing and delivering legal rights information through the CLEO Centre for Research & Innovation
- Your Legal Rights website, which has legal information on a wide range of topics, in a variety of languages, produced by hundreds of organizations from across Ontario
- Connecting Communities project, which is facilitating legal information training partnerships between legal and non-legal organizations to improve legal information and services for those who don’t speak English or French or who live in rural and remote communities
- Online resources including Refugee Rights in Ontario, Youth Criminal Law, PLE Learning Exchange and Get Ready for the ONCA
LEAF works to ensure Canadian courts do, in fact, provide the equality rights guaranteed to women and girls by Section 15 of the Canadian Charter. Our strength comes from a small staff team in Toronto, member branches in several provinces, scores of active volunteers who serve on committees, a national board and our affiliate, West Coast LEAF, in British Columbia.
Programs & Services:
The LEAF education programs educate and empower both young women and men by teaching them about sexual rights, responsibilities, and the meaning of consent in law, so that they are less likely to become victims – or perpetrators. This is achieved through the dynamic workshops that discuss Supreme Court of Canada cases involving equality rights, and challenge commonly held stereotypes about women. LEAF’s current educational programs include educational workshops, resources, as well as outreach. The volunteers of a LEAF branch nearest you can provide more information about potential activities in your community.