2016/17 Clinic Client Service Coordination Fund expenditures

The Client Service Co-ordination Fund was established to support poverty law service providers to effectively co-ordinate their services and resources among themselves. This fosters and improves co-ordination and integration with other legal aid services in the community, and facilitates access to justice for vulnerable clients by creating linkages across all elements of the justice sector including government, non-governmental, and social services agencies.

The following projects have been approved for funding from the Client Service Coordination Fund in 2016/17:

Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario on behalf of Knowledge Now -  $280,000

The project supports the development of a durable knowledge-sharing infrastructure within Ontario’s community legal clinic system. This enhances the system’s efficiency and effectiveness, thereby improving services to clinic clients and communities.

Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes - $467,500

The Clinic Law Interview Project (CLIP) uses innovative technology to support client interviews efficiently and effectively. It continues to develop the infrastructure to expand an access-to-justice interview tool across clinics.

Ontario Community Legal Clinics Website Project - Community Legal Clinics Ontario - $5,446

The OCLC All Clinics Website Project will use innovative technology to enhance awareness of clinic services, enhance availability of legal information, demonstrate the effective use of social media, foster inter-clinic knowledge sharing, provide access to Clinic IP intake interviews, and provide areas on the website which will be password-protected.