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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/

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/

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

The Barbra Schlifer Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling, and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-323-9149
Website:
http://schliferclinic.com/

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 Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) promotes legal protection of civil rights and liberties, particularly with reference to freedom of expression, police powers, and government...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-363-0321
Website:
https://ccla.org/

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research and analysis, advocacy and litigation,...
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:
1-416-595-1666
Website:
http://www.aidslaw.ca

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is a charitable, non-profit organization in Canada dedicated to ending discrimination in housing and promoting human rights in housing. CERA...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-944-0087
Website:
http://www.equalityrights.org/cera/

CHF Canada

CHF Canada, The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada, is the nation-wide umbrella organization for co‑op housing and Canada's link with co‑op housing around the world.
Regions served:
Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://chfcanada.coop/

Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC)

Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) is a national, non-profit, charitable organization that promotes accessibility and community inclusion for people who have communication disabilities,...
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
Website:
http://www.cdacanada.com/

Connect Legal

Connect Legal is a registered charity formed to provide legal education and assistance to low-resource immigrants engaged in launching and growing independent businesses. Connect Legal provides...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-964-3933
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org/2016/05/08/slider-item-1/

Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa

Connecting Ottawa is a network of legal agencies and community organizations in Ottawa. It is committed to improved access to justice by Ottawa residents who speak neither English nor French or who...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
613-744-2892 ext. 1063
Website:
http://connectingottawa.com/

Credit Counselling Canada

Credit Counselling Canada, is a national association of nonprofit credit counselling agencies. Their mission is to support member agencies of not-for-profit credit counselling in maintaining the...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://creditcounsellingcanada.ca/

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

Discrimination & Harassment Counsel Program (DHC)

This free service offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada allows anyone who has experienced discrimination or harassment by a paralegal or lawyer in Ontario to contact the Discrimination &...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://www.dhcounsel.on.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

Eviction Prevention Program, Western University

The Eviction Prevention Program offered through Western University offers assistance for people facing eviction for advice and information within the London region. 
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
1-519-661-3352
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_housing.asp

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 Mediation Services

The following information on Family Mediation services is from the Ministry of the Attorney General: Family mediation is a voluntary way of resolving disputes where a trained mediator helps parties...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/divorce/mediation/

FCJ Refugee Centre

The FCJ Refugee Centre has a mandate to give shelter to women and children, provide counselling and support services to refugees and uprooted people, and help refugees and uprooted people adjust...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-469-9754
Website:
http://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/

Federal Court - Pro Bono Ontario

Pro Bono Ontario offers this free program to help people who don't have a lawyer with cases before the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto.  For people eligible for services and if a...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org/lawsuits-and-disputes/

Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit organization which advocates for better rights for tenants. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest and largest tenant federation in...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-646-1772
Website:
https://www.torontotenants.org/

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/

Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination. The Centre's services range from legal assistance...
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 Clinics - Specialty, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-597-4900
Website:
http://www.hrlsc.on.ca/

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/

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/

Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

The purpose of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) is to resolve disputes between residential landlords and tenants, and deal with eviction applications filed by non-profit housing co-...
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, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
1-888-332-3234
Website:
Landlord and Tenant Board

Licensed Insolvency Trustees

Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LITs) are federally regulated professionals who provide advice and services to individuals and businesses with debt problems. LITs help people make informed choices to...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/osb/tds/search.html?lang=eng

Luke's Place

Luke’s Place works to improve the safety and experience of abused women in Durham Region who are or may become involved with the family law system. Drawing from our direct service with the diverse...
Regions served:
Central Ontario, Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
905-728-0978
Website:
http://lukesplace.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

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

Movement Defense Committee

The Movement Defence Committee [MDC] is an autonomous working group of the Law Union of Ontario made up of legal workers, law students, activists and lawyers which provides legal support to...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-833-6137
Website:
https://movementdefence.org/

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

The Muncipal Property Assessment Corporation is an non-profit organization that helps access and classify properties in Ontario. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
Muncipal Property Assessment Corporation

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

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

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

The Ottawa Legal Information Centre provides free legal information and referral services on a confidential basis, with or without an appointment, to residents of the Ottawa region. In collaboration...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
613-842-7462
Website:
http://www.centreinfojuridique.ca/en/

Pro Bono Ontario

Pro Bono Ontario offers free programs to help people who have civil, non-family, matters at the Small Claims Court or Superior Court in Toronto and Ottawa. The program is designed for...
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, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org/

Pro Bono Ontario

Pro Bono Ontario is a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase access to justice for low-income Ontarians with civil, non-family, legal problems. PBLO develops special projects through law firms...
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 Clinics - General Service, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO)

The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) provides independent advocacy services and rights advice to consumers of and those seeking access to psychiatric services. The PPAO works to empower...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-327-7000
Website:
http://www.ppao.gov.on.ca

Queen's Elder Law Clinic

The Queen's Elder Law Clinic provides educational and legal services to older adults and community organizations in Kingston, Ontario. The clinic provides workshops on legal issues for seniors groups...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
613-533-2102
Website:
http://queenslawclinics.ca/elder/

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is a program for sponsors involved in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The objective of the RSTP is to address their information and on-...
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, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-290-1700
Website:
http://www.rstp.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/

Small Claims Court Duty Counsel services (Pro Bono Ontario)

Small Claims Court Duty Counsel is Pro Bono Ontario's free program to help people who have civil, non-family, matters at the Small Claims Court in Toronto and Ottawa. The program is designed for...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org/

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 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/

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

University of Ottawa Refugee Assistance Project (UORAP)

The University of Ottawa Refugee Project is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario and led by Professors Jennifer Bond, Adam Dodek, Peter Showler and David Wiseman. UORAP's mission is to implement a...
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:
613-562-5800 ext. 8871
Website:
http://ccrweb.ca/en/uorap

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

Volunteer Lawyers Service (VLS)

Volunteer Lawyers Service is a project of Pro Bono Ontario that offers free legal support to eligible charitable and nonprofit organizations in Ontario that otherwise could not afford the services of...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-977-4448 ext 226
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org/

Workers' Action Centre

The Workers' Action Centre is a worker-based organization that provides information and rights advice to people in low-wage and unstable employment. They are responsible for the Workers'...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-531-0778
Website:
http://www.workersactioncentre.org

Workers' Rights Information Phone Line

Workers' Rights Information Phone Line provides information and support for people in Ontario who are having a problem at work. It is a service of the Worker's Action Centre.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-531-0778
Website:
http://www.workersactioncentre.org/about-us/

York Region Housing Mediation Services (YRHMS)

York Region Housing Mediation Services (YRHMS) is designed to help housing providers (landlords, housing co-ops, supportive housing) and occupants (tenants, co-op members, residents) resolve...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
905-505-2535
Website:
https://yrhms.ca