Do your clients face problems that relate to the law? Do they ask about their rights at work or as tenants? Do they ask for help with family matters like divorce or getting child support?
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and the Ontario Library Association (OLA) have developed an 8-week, online course to help build your knowledge, skills and confidence in helping your clients with these types of problems. This course was initially developed with support from The Law Foundation of Ontario.
Here is some feedback we received from the Fall 2019 edition of the course:
- 100% of learners said they felt more confident helping people with legal problems
- 100% of learners would recommend it to colleagues
- 100% of learners gave the course a 4 or 5-star rating
As a participant in the course, you will watch a series of short, engaging video clips that explore the role of front-line and community workers in helping people with legal problems and offer tools for providing reliable legal information and legal referrals. Legal experts in housing, employment, family, and consumer law will then discuss some of the most common problems you might hear about, and give suggestions on helpful information and referrals you can provide in response. You will complete quizzes and short written responses throughout the course and receive personalized feedback from instructors. When you finish, you will receive a certificate as a Legal Information and Referral Specialist.
The course can be completed in your own time, over an 8-week period. Most participants will spend 1-3 hours per week on the course. The course will run from January 27, 2020 through March 22, 2020.
You will benefit from the course if you are comfortable using the internet and learning to navigate an unfamiliar website. Detailed instructions including a navigational video will be provided.
This course is open to staff or volunteers who work with not-for-profit, community-based organizations in Ontario.
Registration is now open and will be capped at 30 participants. In order to encourage enrollment from participants across the province and from multiple sectors, we can only admit up to two people per community organization for this offering of the course. The course will be offered again in future.
This course costs $25.