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Free Legal Help - New Toll-Free Number

December 18, 2016
Une rencontre gratuite de 30 minutes avec un avocat En bref : Le Centre d’information juridique d’Ottawa offre une rencontre gratuite de 30 minutes avec un avocat à toute personne faisant face à un problème juridique. L’avocat fournit de l’information juridique et dirige les Ontariens vers les ressources appropriées de la région et de la province. Les services d’information, d’aiguillage et de soutien sont offerts en français et en anglais, en personne et par téléphone, sur une base...

New Resource: Bed Bugs/Pest Social Service and Legal Resources

December 16, 2016
It is very common to experience bed bugs/pests, regardless of how clean you and your family keep your home.    Do not be embarrassed by the presence of pests/bed bugs in your unit. This is a common problem. It is important to take action.    There are resources available to assist you in the attached resource.  

Trauma Informed Care Presentation

December 05, 2016
On Friday, December 2nd, Connecting Ottawa presented the 2016 Annual Conference topic, “Trauma Informed Care”. The presentation introduced Trauma Informed Care and answered the question: how can this approach be used it legal and social services?   We were delighted to welcome the Registered Psychotherapist Mego Nerses, Centretown CHC & Lawyer, Jaime Lefebvre, South Ottawa Community Legal Services, to co-present with us.     Please see the following resources...

New Resources: Affidavit & Commissioner of Oath

November 09, 2016
People often have need for an affidavit. Depending on the document’s intended purpose, the person may be able to see a lawyer or a commissioner of oaths to help them with the oath and signing of a document. Depending on these needs, you will need to decide which service is most suitable for you. We have attached a resource to explain what limitations a Commissioner of Oaths would have in their ability to sign your documents. Once you are certain the clinic you are visiting can commission your...

Job Opening: Connecting Ottawa - Project Manager

November 08, 2016
  External Job Posting   POSITION TITLE: Project Manager - Connecting Ottawa $50,000 per annum (.4 FTE, one year contract with possibility of extension)   Connecting Ottawa is funded as an Access to Justice initiative of the Law Foundation of Ontario with the aim of improving access to justice for linguistic minorities; people who are not proficient in English or French or who face communication challenges as the result of a disability or sensory impairment.   Low income...

Ottawa Community Legal Clinic Amalgamation

September 19, 2016
You may have heard that three of Ottawa’s community legal clinics are planning to amalgamate into one organization. The legal clinics making these plans are Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre (1 Nicholas Street); South Ottawa Community Legal Services (1355 Bank Street); and West End Legal Services (1301 Richmond Road). The legal clinics’ main goal is to improve the delivery of the services they provide to Ottawa’s low-income communities. Since 2014, they have done extensive...

New Public Legal Education Module: Developing Content

August 18, 2016
CLEO’s Centre for Research & Innovation is pleased to launch our newest “how to” public legal education and information (PLE) resource.“Developing content” - Module 2 of our PLE Toolbox - provides tools and checklists to help you: write clear information materials design clear written information present clear and effective online content make sure your information is accurate and useful The PLE Toolbox shares information and practical tips about good ...

New Housing Law / Droit du logement Resources written in Chinese & Tamil

August 12, 2016
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has created two new fact sheets, written in Chinese and Tamil languages, which focus on renting a place to live. Renting a place to live - Chinese Renting a place to live - Tamil The full english document is available on their website using this link: http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/publications/rent-en#full

Multilingual Immigration Support Rack Cards (English, French, Arabic, Somali, Spanish, Farsi)

June 10, 2016
Connecting Ottawa has created multilingual rack cards that connect those seeking support with the right services in Ottawa. The rack cards feature our "Legal Health Check-Up" problem statements in clear language that correspond to a specific area of the law. These statements were developed by consulting broadly with local front-line legal and non-legal services providers to ensure that the most common issues were captured. The rack cards also detail specific and appropriate Ottawa-based...

Updated Family Law Resources

June 07, 2016
Steps in a Family Law Case Three interactive flowcharts help people understand and work through the family law process: "Before you start" takes people through the opening stages, including issues families need to think about and ways to resolve their issues As an Applicant in a family court case As a Respondent in a family court case Click this link to see the flowchart resource offered by YourLegalRights.ca    Family Law Series in Spanish CLEO is pleased to announce that our...