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Law Foundation of Ontario seeks input on front-line community workers

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM | By Paula Kulig

The Law Foundation of Ontario has commissioned a survey to gain a deeper understanding of front-line community workers or “trusted intermediaries,” and how they help clients with legal problems.

An independent team of researchers is conducting the brief survey for the foundation to hear the perspectives of individuals and organizations on the role of front-line community workers in helping people with their legal problems. The survey is voluntary and confidential.

"We want to understand more about the value of this work, the form it takes and the kinds of training and tools that best support the trusted intermediary role,” the foundation said in a news release. “We would like to hear from front-line workers in community organizations and anyone else with an interest in this topic."

The survey, which closes on July 7, is available online and should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

The law foundation was created in 1974 to improve access to justice in Ontario. It provides funding to a range of organizations and administers the Class Proceedings Fund, which provides financial assistance to parties involved in class action lawsuits in the public interest.

Link to English survey here

Link to French survey here