Rights and taking action

Resources from Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) 

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has been Ontario's source for plain language legal information for 50 years. Their site has a wealth of valuable general legal information designed specifically for marginalized communities. 

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CLEO's extensive collection of booklets and information sheets on various legal issues are its main product. You can download PDFs or order print copies.

Steps to Justice contains similar information as the booklets and information sheets but in an easy-to-use online format. Users can quickly scan the topics and specific questions to find the precise information they are looking for.

Guided Pathways are "online interviews to fill out legal forms, draft letters, and identify your next steps." Users' answers to a series of questions are used to complete templates, including a simple will. The documents can then be saved and printed. 

Tenant rights in Ontario

If you are looking for some legal information regarding the Landlord and Tenants Act you might find it at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO). It is "a specialty community legal clinic with a provincial mandate to advance and protect the interests of low-income tenants." The following knowledge and information resources might be useful:

Importantly, learners can participate in advocacy campaigns.

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Member-based advocacy in communities across Canada

"ACORN Canada is an independent national organization of low and moderate income people with 160,000+ members in 20+ neighbourhood chapters across 9 cities." They focus on awareness and advocacy. Current campaigns address housing and tenant rights, worker rights, childcare, food prices, fair banking, access to the internet and social assistance.

Employment rights and advocacy

The Workers’ Action Centre (WAC) is a worker-based organization" that advocates to improve the working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable jobs.


Your Rights at Work Guide

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