820 Woodroffe Ave.

Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V7


Know your rights and responsibilities under the law










Helpful Information

Here's a list of the major legal topics CLEO deals with:

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Community Legal Aid is a free online resource for low-income families in need of a legal aid. The goal of this website is to help visitors make informed decisions regarding legal matters and assist them with information on organizations providing legal aid to low-income individuals and families. Low-income Canadians who need legal representation, but cannot afford one, can use this site to explore their legal options, and ultimately find legal help without having to pay for it.


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Pro Bono Ontario is here to help Ontarians who have essential legal needs but can't afford a lawyer. For example, one legal need that doesn't get a great deal of attention is preparing wills. Pro Bono Ontario provides will preparation help for low-income individuals, the terminally ill or single parents in the Ottawa area who would like to make a will, but cannot afford a lawyer. Eligible individuals can now have a simple will prepared for free. This service is available to low-income Ontarians in the Ottawa area who do not currently have a will, cannot afford to hire a lawyer to help prepare their will, and cannot obtain assistance from other service providers. Consult their web site to see how to contact them for this and their many other legal services.

Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education 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.