Legal Aid is available to low-income individuals and disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems. See Legal Aid Ontario or Services by type - Legal Aid Ontario Services.

If you have experienced family violence and need immediate legal help, you might be able to get 2 hours of free advice from a lawyer. This service is offered through some women's shelters, community legal clinics, and Family Law Service Centres. Or you can call Legal Aid Ontario toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 to find out more.

If you have experienced sexual abuse and live in Toronto, Ottawa, or Thunder Bay, you might be able to get 4 hours of free advice from a lawyer. You have to complete a voucher request form. Or you can call the Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program at 1-855-226-3904 to find out more.

The Law Society of Upper Canada has information on its website to help you find legal assistance. Visit the Law Society's online Lawyer and Paralegal Directory or call the Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) to get the name of a lawyer.

JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees. JusticeNet is currently available to anyone living in Ontario.

If you are Aboriginal, you may be able to get assistance through Aboriginal Courtworker Programs that help people who are in conflict with the law, whether they are living on or off reserve, including First Nations, status and non-status Indians, Métis with or without a Métis card, and Inuit. For more information contact your local Friendship Centre. Friendship Centres across Ontario are listed on the web site of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC).

If you or your lawyer want more information about Gladue, go to the website of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) and look at the Gladue page. ALST has Aboriginal courtworkers at all the Toronto area criminal courts. ALST also has Gladue caseworkers who write reports in several places in Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General's Victim Services Directory allows users to enter the name of their location and type of service or program in order to find services in their community. If you would like to talk with an information and referral counsellor, please call the Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888.

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211 Ontario is an information and referral hotline that gives help in many languages. Dial 211 for free from any phone in Ontario. They take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Legal Aid Ontario offers legal aid help in over 200 languages at 1-800-668-8258 toll-free Monday to Friday during business hours. If you are deaf, deafened or hard or hearing you can call them on Bell relay or TTY.

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211 Ontario

211Ontario.ca is a portal to to over 60,000 community, social, health and related government programs and services in Ontario. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access telephone-...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.211ontario.ca/

211 Ontario - Abuse or assault related services

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario for people experiencing abuse or assault. You can enter your postal code or the name of your town or City...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.211ontario.ca/topic/abuseassault

211 Ontario - Employment and Training

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario related to Employment and Training. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.211ontario.ca/topic/employment-training

211 Ontario - Services for older adults

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario for older adults, including those dealing with elder abuse. You can enter your postal code or the...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.211ontario.ca/topic/older-adults

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST)

Offers legal assistance to Aboriginal people living in Toronto. Youth, criminal, and family court workers also provide services. ALST operates an alternative justice program and prepares "Gladue"...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-408-3967 or 416-408-4041 (accepts collect calls)
Website:
http://www.aboriginallegal.ca

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF)

The AOcVF works on the prevention of violence against women, offers professional development to service providers, develops French language services, analyses equality issues, and publishes French...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
613-241-8433
Website:
http://aocvf.ca/

Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)

Provides direct legal services to low income seniors, public legal education, and law reform. Services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors’ population...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-598-2656
Website:
http://www.acelaw.ca

African Canadian Legal Clinic

The African Canadian Legal Clinic uses test case litigation to address anti-Black racism and other forms of systemic and institutional discrimination. The ACLC also provides education about...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-214-4747
Website:
http://www.aclc.net

Algoma Community Legal Clinic

Algoma Community Legal Clinic provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma district. The clinic assists clients with Ontario Disability Support Program (...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
705-942-4900
Website:
http://www.algomalegalclinic.ca/

Assaulted Women's Helpline

Women who need legal help because of domestic violence can call the Assaulted Women's Helpline. The Helpline does crisis counselling, gives emotional support, and makes referrals to shelters and...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
1-866-863-0511
Website:
http://www.awhl.org/

Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario

There are a number of Native Child and Family Services agencies across Ontario that serve Aboriginal communities in providing child protection services, individual and family counselling, youth and...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/147

Back on Track - Ontario’s remedial measures program for impaired drivers

Back on Track is an educational program for people who have committed an impaired driving offence in Ontario. The program helps people learn to separate drinking and other drug use from driving.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.remedial.net

Beendigen

Beendigen is an independent Native family healing agency whose vision is to provide safety and shelter to Aboriginal women and children experiencing women abuse and to facilitate the cycle of healing...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
807-622-1121
Website:
http://www.beendigen.com/index.php?pid=1

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) provides a creative community response to child abuse investigations. A partnership among local community and government agencies, it brings...
Regions served:
Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
1­‐855‐424-1100 (Toronto); 705-792-6600 (Barrie); 705-743-9200 (Peterborough)
Website:
https://boostforkids.org/

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Frye Societies

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Frye Societies (CAEFS) is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://www.caefs.ca/

Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ)

The Canadian Centre for International Justice is a charitable organization that works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice. The...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
1-613-230-6114
Website:
http://www.ccij.ca/

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to making good mental health possible for all. You can find information on local...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
416-977-5580
Website:
http://ontario.cmha.ca/

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime is a national, non-profit victim advocacy group that lobbies for victims' rights and effective justice reform. It offers resources and services to...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
(613) 233-7614
Website:
https://crcvc.ca/

Catholic Family Service Ottawa

Catholic Family Service Ottawa is a non-profit charitable organization offering a range of social services in English and French to all residents of Ottawa. These services are provided by...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
613-233-8478
Website:
http://www.cfsottawa.ca/en/

Coalition Assisting Trafficked Individuals

The Coalition Assisting Trafficked Individuals (CATI) includes over 20 different social agencies, non-governmental organizations and individual persons in London and Middlesex County, Ontario, who:...
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
Emergency hotline 519-438-2272
Website:
http://catilondon.ca/

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre provides free legal services to low-income residents of Belleville and surrounding areas.
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
613-966-8686
Website:
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca

Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP)

Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) provides free legal services to low-income residents of Toronto and to York University students. CLASP also provides free legal services to low-...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
416-736-5029
Website:
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/community-clinics/welcome-community-legal-aid-servic...

Community Legal Services, Western University

Community Legal Services, Western University provides free legal services to low-income residents of London and to Fanshawe College and Western students. Services are provided by law students...
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
519-661-3352
Website:
http://law.uwo.ca/legal_clinics/community_legal_services/

Criminal Duty Counsel

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario web site at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/dutycounsel_criminal.asp If you have been charged with a criminal offence, and you have...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Phone:
1-800-668-8258
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/dutycounsel_criminal.asp

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is an independent agency of the Ministry of the Attorney General. The role of the Board is to award financial compensation to victims of violent crimes...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.cicb.gov.on.ca

Criminal Law

This page on the Ministry of the Attorney General website provides links to services and information for victims, accused persons, witnesses, and sureties in criminal law cases. 
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/justice-ont/criminal_law.php

Cybertip.ca

Cybertip.ca is operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It protects children from online sexual exploitation by receiving tips online or by phone about potentially illegal material and...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.cybertip.ca

Distress and Crisis Ontario

Distress and Crisis Ontario is the provincial networking organization that supports distress centres in Ontario. Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://www.dcontario.org/centres.html

Domestic Violence Court Program

Ontario's Domestic Violence Court (DVC) program has specialized processes for domestic violence cases during the investigation and prosecution. Teams of specialized professionals work together to...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services
Phone:
416-314-2447
Website:
Find Victim Services in your Area

Domestic violence services

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario website at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_domesticviolence.asp Legal Aid Ontario has special family law services to help...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Finding a lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_domesticviolence.asp

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Drug and Alcohol Helpline provides confidential support by phone, chat or email and offers an online directory of drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
519-439-0174
Website:
http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca

Family Law Support Services for abused women in Ontario

Luke’s Place maintains a listing of Family Law Support Services for abused women in Ontario on their website at: http://lukesplace.ca/resources/family-law-support-services-for-...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://lukesplace.ca/resources/family-law-support-services-for-women/

Family Service Ontario

Family Service Ontario is association representing family service not-for-profit member agencies located throughout Ontario. Family Service agencies offer help in nearly all communities across...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.familyserviceontario.org/

Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) is an independent resource for victims in Canada. The Office was created in 2007 to ensure the federal government meets its...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.victimsfirst.gc.ca

Fem'aide

Fem'aide offers support, information, and referral to frontline services in their communities, to French-speaking women in Ontario who have experienced gender-based violence. These services are...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE)
Website:
http://femaide.ca/

Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

The Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada web site provides a gateway to information on the Canadian government including a range of services, departments and agencies. The Canada Site is the...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.canada.ca/home.html

HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Provides free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario. Other services include public legal education activities across Ontario, law reform and community development activities....
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-340-7790
Website:
http://www.halco.org/

Human Trafficking

This section of the Department of Justice website has information about what human trafficking is and links to programs and services for victims.
Regions served:
Canada
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/tp/

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

If you have experienced sexual abuse and live in Toronto, Ottawa, or Thunder Bay, you might be able to get 4 hours of free advice from a lawyer. You have to complete a voucher request form. Or you...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/ila.php

Innocence Canada

Innocence Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit and to preventing such injustices in...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-504-7500
Website:
https://www.aidwyc.org/

Jane Finch Community Legal Services

Jane Finch Community Legal Services provides free legal services to low-income residents of the geographical area the clinic serves in north Toronto.
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
416-398-0677
Website:
http://www.janefinchcommunitylegalservices.ca/

Jared's Place Legal Advocacy and Resource Centre for Women

Jared's Place assists women who have experienced violence by providing information, referrals, and support as they navigate through complicated legal systems (family, criminal, immigration,...
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
905-522-0127

John Howard Society of Ontario

The John Howard Society of Ontario helps people who have either been in trouble with the law or are at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity. It is an organization of citizens who accept...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-408-4282
Website:
http://johnhoward.on.ca/

Justice for Children and Youth

Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) provides summary advice, referrals, and legal education. Offers case service and test case litigation for children and young people under 18 years of age.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-920-1633
Website:
http://jfcy.org/en/

JusticeNet

JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees. JusticeNet is currently...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Phone:
416-479-0551
Website:
http://www.justicenet.ca

Kids Help Phone

To reach a Kids Help Phone professional counsellor, kids, teens, and young adults, from any community in Canada, can call 1-800-668-6868 or go online 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. Professional...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

Lakehead Student Legal Aid Clinic (LLS)

Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has developed a Student Legal Aid Clinic called Lakehead University Community Legal Services (LUCLS). The clinic provides legal services to...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
807-346-7815
Website:
https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/law/clinic

Law Society Referral Service (LSRS)

The Law Society Referral Service is an online service for residents of Ontario for referrals to lawyers or paralegals who will provide a free, up to 30 minute consultation either by phone or in...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Website:
http://www.findlegalhelp.ca

Legal Aid Certificates

This information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario web site at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/certificateprogram.asp Certificate program If you are eligible and face a serious legal matter,...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Phone:
1-800-668-8258
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/certificateprogram.asp

Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) - Aide juridique Ontario (AJO) is an independent, publicly funded, and publicly accountable non-profit corporation that administers the province's legal aid program. Legal Aid...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Aid Ontario Services
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca

Legal Aid Ontario - Youth justice

If you are 17 years of age and younger, Legal Aid Ontario can help you if you are in trouble with the law. You have a right to receive free legal advice from a lawyer if you are in custody or were...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Aid Ontario Services
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_youthcriminal.asp

London Family Court Clinic

London Family Court Clinic is a non-profit organization committed to helping children and families involved with the legal system.
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
519-679-7250
Website:
http://www.lfcc.on.ca/

Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project

Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is an organization run for and by local sex workers. Their mission is to assist sex workers in their efforts to live and work with safety and dignity...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-964-0150
Website:
http://maggiestoronto.ca/home

Manitoulin Legal Clinic

Manitoulin Legal Clinic provides free legal services to low income people in the District of Manitoulin. Please note that the exact location as displayed by Google Maps below may not be accurate. The...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
705-368-3333

Mental Health Duty Counsel

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario web site at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/dutycounsel_mentalhealth.asp If you are appearing in mental health court on a criminal...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Phone:
General Toll-Free: 1-800-668-8258
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/dutycounsel_mentalhealth.asp

Mental Health Helpline

Mental Health Helpline provides confidential support by phone, chat or email and offers an online directory of related services in Ontario.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
519-439-0174
Website:
http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/

METRAC

METRAC (The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that prevents violence against women and youth. It provides: easy-...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-392-3135
Website:
http://www.metrac.org

Motherisk Commission

Counselling As a part of its mandate to provide supportive services to affected persons, the Motherisk Commission offers counselling to persons who have been affected by the circumstances...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://motheriskcommission.ca

National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Representing Litigants

National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Representing Litigants is an online directory of lawyers and other professionals that offer support and assistance to people who are representing...
Regions served:
Canada
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Website:
http://representingyourselfcanada.com/database/

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (NALSC) delivers and coordinates a range of legal services to members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). NALSC is owned by the First Nations of Nishnawbe...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
(807) 622-1413
Website:
http://www.nanlegal.on.ca

North Shore Legal

North Shore Legal provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Algoma District who seek assistance in either French or English.
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Website:
http://www.northshorelegal.ca/

Northumberland Community Legal Centre

Northumberland Community Legal Centre provides free legal services to low-income residents of Northumberland County. The clinic assists low income people with a range of legal issues including...
Regions served:
Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
905-373-4464
Website:
http://thehelpandlegalcentre.ca/

Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre is a non-profit, community based, feminist organization. Their mission is to create and advocate for safe and supportive environments so that women can fully...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
807-345-7802
Website:
http://www.nwowomenscentre.org

Office of the Independent Police Review Director

The goal of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is to provide an objective, impartial office to accept, process and oversee the investigation of public complaints against...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services
Phone:
416-246-7071
Website:
http://www.oiprd.on.ca

Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

OACAS is a membership organization that represents 53 children's aid societies in Ontario. Services have included the promotion of child welfare issues, member services, government liaison and policy...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.oacas.org

Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth (OARTY) represents agencies that provide residential care and treatment for vulnerable children, youth, young adults and their families. A directory...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
905-475-5437
Website:
https://secure.oarty.net

Ontario Bar Association - Find a Lawyer

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) website provides a directory of lawyers who are members of the OBA. You can search by lawyer or law firm name, location, area of law and language spoken. Please note...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
(416) 869-1047
Website:
https://www.oba.org/For-the-Public/Directories

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Sexual Assault Centres in Ontario offer confidential and free counselling to survivors of recent and historical sexual assault.  You can contact a centre to ask about individual or group...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/support

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services provides funding for child welfare, family intervention services, youth justice services, children's community support services, children's mental...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system that reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/

Ontario Native Women's Association

The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) is a not-for-profit organization that works to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families in the province of Ontario. ONWA offers Aboriginal...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.onwa.ca/

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres is made up of 35 hospital-based centres that provide 24/7 emergency care to women, children and men who have been sexually...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://sadvtreatmentcentres.ca/en/view.php?key=42&menu=37&lang=en

Ontario Parole Board

The Ontario Parole Board, as part of the Canadian criminal justice system, has legislated authority to grant supervised conditional release to adult offenders sentenced to Ontario provincial...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.slasto.gov.on.ca/en/OPB

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline provides confidential support by phone, chat or email and offers an online directory of related services in Ontario.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
519-439-0174
Website:
http://www.problemgamblinghelpline.ca

Parole Board of Canada

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC), as part of the criminal justice system, makes independent, conditional release and pardon decisions and clemency recommendations. Through the victim's portal,...
Regions served:
Canada
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board.html

Partner Assault Response Programs

Partner Assault Response (PAR) programs, a component of Ontario’s Domestic Violence Court program, are specialized group educational/counselling services offered by community-based agencies to people...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php#partner

Programs and Services for Victims of Crime

This page on the Ministry of the Attorney General website lists counselling, court support, and financial services for victims of crime and their families. It includes a directory of victim services...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php

Queen's Prison Law Clinic (QPLC)

The Queen's Prison Law Clinic provides legal advice, assistance, and representation in matters relating to prison and parole in Kingston-area penitentiaries and Warkworth Institution. Legal services...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Aid Ontario Services, Legal Clinics - General Service, Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
613-533-2102
Website:
http://queenslawclinics.ca/prison/

Queen’s Law Clinics

Queen’s Law Clinics provide free legal services to low-income residents of Kingston, Napanee, southern Frontenac County and southern Lennox and Addington County, as well as Queen's University...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
613-533-2102
Website:
http://queenslawclinics.ca/queenslegalaid/

Reach Canada

Reach is a lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities, including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Finding a lawyer
Phone:
613-236-6636
Website:
https://www.reach.ca/

Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic

Clinique juridique Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Legal Clinic has changed its name to Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic. As a community legal clinic based in Cornwall, Ontario, Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
613-932-2703
Website:
http://www.sdglegal.com/en/

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is Canada's National police force. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has developed training materials and presentations of particular interest to RCMP members...
Regions served:
Canada
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/

Seniors Safety Line

The Seniors Safety Line (SSL) at 1-866-299-1011 is provided by Elder Abuse Ontario. The SSL provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://www.elderabuseontario.com/what-is-elder-abuse/help-for-seniors/

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SAC Kingston) provides free of charge, confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexualized violence, offers public education on issues of sexualized...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
613-545-0762
Website:
http://www.sackingston.com/

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC)

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) supports, in a non-judgemental way, those who have been sexually assaulted as children or as adults by providing free of charge: a 24-hour...
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
519-571-0121
Website:
http://www.sascwr.org

Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton

Sexual Assault Survivors Centre provides a full range of free and confidential services to survivors of sexual violence, aged 16 and older. The Centre servces the Sarnia area in south-western Ontario.
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
https://windsoressex.cioc.ca/record/SAR0338

Shelter Safe

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.sheltersafe.ca

St. Leonard’s Society of Canada

St. Leonard’s Society of Canada is a national organization that promotes humane and informed justice policy and responsible leadership to foster safer communities. Affiliate organizations in several...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
613-233-5170

Supervised Access Centres

When parents separate, access visits with children may be a challenge. The Supervised Access Program helps separated families by providing a setting where access visits and exchanges can take place...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/supaccess.php

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The Government of Ontario Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program provides help for male survivors of sexual abuse, both recent and historical. The program is the first of its...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/male_support_services/

Talk 4 Healing

Talk 4 Healing  at 1-855-554-HEAL is a free and culturally safe telephone help line for Aboriginal women living in northern Ontario.  Talk4Healing is available to all Aboriginal women...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.talk4healing.com/

TeenLegalHelpline.org

TeenLegalHelpline.org is a free and anonymous online service in which Ontario teens can ask a question and receive an answer from a lawyer. Questions are answered by experienced members of the...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.teenlegalhelpline.org/

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is part of Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General. The OPGT plays a role in protecting the rights and interests of adults who are mentally...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
416-326-2220
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/

The Ontario Coalition of Community Mediators

The Ontario Community Mediation Coalition is a not-for-profit association of community mediation services in the Province of Ontario, who hold a common definition of community mediation, agree on a...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.ontcmc-comc.com/index.html

The Ontario Community Justice Association

The Ontario Community Justice Association represents organizations that provide community justice services in Ontario. A downloadable directory of member agencies is available on the home page. 
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://www.ocja.ca/

Three Oaks

Three Oaks provides shelter and support services for abused women and their children in the Belleville, Quinte West, Hastings & Prince Edward County area. 24 Hour Crisis Line : (613) 966-3074Toll...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://threeoaksshelterandservices.ca/

Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Native Courtworker Program

There are three different Courtworkers provided through the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Native Courtworker Program. These are Criminal Courtworker, Family Courtworker and Combined...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services
Phone:
(807) 345-5840
Website:
http://tbifc.ca/program/courtworker-program/

Toronto Police Service

The mission of Toronto Police Services is to deliver police services, in partnership with their communities, to keep Toronto the best and safest place to be.
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Government Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-808-2222
Website:
http://www.torontopolice.on.ca

Unison Health and Community Services

Unison Health and Community Services provides free legal services to low-income residents of the geographical area the clinic serves in west Toronto.
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
416-653-5400
Website:
http://unisonhcs.org/

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de l'Université d'Ottawa

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic provides free legal services to undergraduate students of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University and low-income residents of the Ottawa area....
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
613-562-5600
Website:
http://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/community-legal-clinic/

Victim Services Directory

The Ontario government has a Victim Services Directory that helps abuse victims find programs and services in their communities. You can also talk to an information and referral counsellor...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/

Victim Services of Windsor and Essex County

Victim Services of Windsor and Essex County provides free information and support to victims of crime and tragedy. This non-profit, community service works with the police and other emergency...
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.vswec.ca/

Victim Services Toronto

Victim Services Toronto is a community based charity providing free and confidential assistance to victims of crime and sudden tragedy. Victim Services Toronto provides immediate on- site crisis,...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-808-7066
Website:
http://victimservicestoronto.com/

Victim Support Line

If you are a victim of crime and need help or have questions, please call the Victim Support Line (VSL) toll-free at 1-877-435-7661, or in the Greater Toronto Area at 416-326-1682. The Victim Support...
Regions served:
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php

Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Available in court districts in Ontario, Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) provides information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime, including children. The VWAP aims to...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/

Victims of Crime

This section of the Government of Canada website lists information and services for victims of crime. It links to a national Victim Services Directory which includes a map of service locations.
Regions served:
Canada
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/victims.html

Youth Justice Ontario

Youth Justice Ontario represents agencies that provide services to youth involved in the youth justice system in Ontario. Services range from prevention and early intervention programs, to custody...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Court and Tribunal Related Services
Website:
http://www.youthjusticeontario.ca/