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Welcome to Community Legal Education Association

Community Legal Education Association is a charitable organization that provides Manitobans with information about the law through several services. We have existed since 1984.

CLEA’s office is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people.  Winnipeg’s water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

We acknowledge that much harm was done in the past and dedicate ourselves to move forward in the spirit of reconciliation.

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The legal information on this website is about Canadian laws, in the case of federal legislation, and Manitoba laws, in the case of provincial legislation. Information about specific laws in other Canadian provinces may be available on the Links page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Business & Non-Profits

    Business & Non-Profits

  • Consumer / Debts

    Consumer / Debts

  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Law

  • Employment and Income Assistance

    Employment and Income Assistance

  • Family Law / Droit de la famille

    Family Law / Droit de la famille

  • Housing


  • Immigration Law

    Immigration Law

  • Lawyers & Court

    Lawyers & Court

  • Neighbours


  • Settling Disputes

    Settling Disputes

  • Wills & Estates

    Wills & Estates

  • Work


Upcoming Events

Latest News

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Since the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation falls on a Saturday, CLEA will observe the... continue reading

VIPV Webinars 2023

Webinars with open registration within the Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Project can be... continue reading

CLEA’s 2023 Legal Services Directory is Now Available

2023 Manitoba Legal Services Directory Order... continue reading

Workplace Sexual Harassment Project

CLEA has set up a Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline for Manitoba. The Hotline is staffed by a staff lawyer who can provide legal information and advice, make appropriate referrals to agencies, print and other resources. In appropriate circumstances, the staff lawyer can refer the client to a lawyer on CLEA’s lawyer referral panel for representation. This project is funded by Justice Canada.

The toll-free number for the Hotline is 1-877-226-4366.

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Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Project

With the financial support of Justice Canada, our Victims of Intimate Partner Violence program offers information about the law and supports available to help survivors.  We have a telephone line open from 9 a.m. until noon on weekdays and a dedicated email address.

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