About Connecting Communities
The Connecting Communities staff team helps organizations develop legal information training projects for front-line workers in their community. We do this by helping organizations plan their project, find project partners, and prepare proposals, which are then submitted to the Law Foundation of Ontario.
Connecting Communities also collects legal information training resources developed through Connecting projects and makes them available to community workers who are planning or conducting legal information training through our training materials database.
John is told that his rent is increasing by 5%, effectively immediately. Maria’s landlord says that her building has a policy of “adult residents only”, and her young family is threatened with eviction. Ahmed’s boss asks him to work overtime, but refuses to pay him for the extra hours. People are at risk of being taken advantage of when they don’t know their legal and human rights. Those who don’t speak English or French, or who live in rural or remote communities, often face even greater obstacles to gaining legal information that can protect their basic rights.
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