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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 continues to be done.  Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to move forward in the spirit of reconciliation.

Canadian/Manitoba Content Alert

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

Quiz Night Fundraiser (Oct 18)

CLEA is raising funds to build our endowment fund through the Winnipeg Foundation. Join us for a... view event

Latest News

Office Closed – July 8 to 12th

Law Phone-In will be closed July 8th to July 12th inclusive.  Both Law Phone-In Lawyers will be... continue reading

VIPV Webinars 2024

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

Public Legal Education Award 2024

CLEA will present its Public Legal Education Award at a reception this fall. Nomination closing... continue reading

Workplace Sexual Harassment Project

The Workplace Sexual Harassment Project ended March 31, 2024.  We would like to thank Justice Canada for funding this project.

We will continue to offer many aspects of the project


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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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