The organizations listed alphabetically below provide services to people all over Ontario, regardless of where they live. For example, Ontario has a number of specialty legal clinics. Specialty legal clinics serve a particular community or focus on a specific area of law. Most specialty legal clinics are not limited to serving a particular geographic area. For more information, see: Service by type - Legal Clinics - Specialty.

If you are at court or at a tribunal and don't have a lawyer, you can look for the duty counsel office or ask to see duty counsel. Duty counsel are lawyers who can give immediate legal assistance to low-income people who appear in court without a lawyer. There are duty counsel lawyers at criminal and family courts across the province. For more information see: Service by type - Court and Tribunal Related Services.

There are also Family Law Information Centres (FLIC) at courthouses across Ontario. All of the centres have free pamphlets on topics such as separation and divorce, court procedures, and family mediation. Many of the centres have staff who can give information and make referrals to community agencies and legal services. During specific hours, some of the centres have lawyers from Legal Aid Ontario who can meet with you. For more information, search by your region or see: Family Law Information Centres (FLICs).

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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 - Housing

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario related to Housing. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access telephone-based informaton...
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/topic/housing

211 Ontario - Mental Health / Addictions Services

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario related to Mental Health / Addictions Services. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial...
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/mental-health-addictions

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

211 Ontario - Services for people with disabilities

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario for persons with disabilities. You can enter your postal code or the name of your town or City or...
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/disabilities

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/

Administrative Justice Support Network (Community Living Ontario)

The Administrative Justice Support Network mission is to support people to feel competent and confident to proceed with an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have...
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:
416-447-4348 (233)
Website:
http://asjn.communitylivingontario.ca/

AdoptOntario

The AdoptOntario program is for families interested in adoption - whether approved, in the process of being assessed, or making initial enquiries about the process. There is a website for the public...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Website:
http://www.adoptontario.ca

ADR Institute of Canada

The ADR Institute of Canada is a national non-profit organization committed to excellence in using alternative dispute resolution processes to prevent and resolve disputes. It offers information,...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.adrcanada.ca

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Works for the advancement of human rights and justice in housing for low-income Ontarians through legal advice and representation, law reform, community organizing, training, and...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-597-5855
Website:
http://www.acto.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

ARCH Disability Law Centre

ARCH Disability Law Centre provides information, summary advice and referral service, brief services, and representation in certain cases for people with disabilities and for lawyers and other legal...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-482-8255
Website:
http://www.archdisabilitylaw.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/

Assessment Review Board

The Assessment Review Board (ARB) is a tribunal by the Government of Ontario to hear about appeals regarding property accessments or classifications in Ontario. The Assessment Review Board is an...
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
Phone:
1-416-212-6349
Website:
Assessment Review Board

Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)

The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit...
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/

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

Bankruptcy Ontario

Bankruptcy Ontario is a free resource for residents of Ontario who are experiencing financial problems. It provides information and answers aimed at helping consumers decide whether or not bankruptcy...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Website:
https://bankruptcy-ontario.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/

Board of Negotiations

The Board of Negotiations (BON) is a tribunal board of Ontario that negotiates the settlement landowners get for the land that have been seized by the state. The BON deals with compensation for land...
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
Phone:
1-416-212-6349
Website:
Board of Negotiation

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee...
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.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

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 Council for Refugees

The Canadian Council for Refugees is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world...
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:
514-277-7223
Website:
http://ccrweb.ca/

Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) provides legal services to individuals and groups with environmental legal problems, and seeks to improve environmental protection through...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-960-2284
Website:
http://www.cela.ca

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

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/

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/

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Produces free legal information in many formats and languages that help low‑income and disadvantaged communities understand their legal rights. A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights, provides legal...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-408-4420
Website:
http://www.cleo.on.ca/en

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/

Community and specialty legal clinics

Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, community legal clinics provide free legal services to low income people in every community across Ontario. All help is free, private and confidential. Community...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Aid Ontario Services, Legal Clinics - General Service, Legal Clinics - Specialty
Website:
http://legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_civil-clinics.asp

Community Living Ontario

Community Living Ontario is a non-profit, provincial association that advocates for people who have an intellectual disability to be fully included in all aspects of community life.
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:
416-447-4348
Website:
http://communitylivingontario.ca/

Consent and Capacity Board

The Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) is an independent provincial tribunal whose mission is the fair and accessible adjudication of consent and capacity issues, balancing the rights of vulnerable...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
(416) 327-4142
Website:
http://www.ccboard.on.ca

Court Support Services Across Ontario

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:
Court and Tribunal Related Services
Website:
http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/#results:m=TOPICS&q=S2

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://www.creditcounsellingcanada.ca/

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

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

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

Elder Abuse Ontario (EAO)

Elder Abuse Ontario (formerly known as ONPEA, The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on combating and preventing elder...
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:
416-916-6728
Website:
http://www.elderabuseontario.com/

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario provides employment and training services to all of Ontario. Live chat and toll free telephone service is available for help finding work or employees. Search for employment...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
1-416-326-5656
Website:
Employment Ontario

Family Court Support Worker Program

Family Court Support Workers provide direct support to victims of domestic violence who are involved in the family court process. A Family Court Support Worker will: provide information about the...
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
Phone:
1-888-579-2888
Website:
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/family_court_support_worke...

Family Law Duty Counsel

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario web site at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/dutycounsel_family.asp. If you need help with a family law issue such as child custody...
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_family.asp

Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)

FLIC services are available in family courts across Ontario. At the FLIC you can find information about separation and divorce and related family law issues, family justice services, alternative...
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:
1-800-518-7901 (General Inquiries)
Website:
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/infoctr.php

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/

Family Responsibility Office (FRO)

The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) collects, distributes and enforces court-ordered child and spousal support payments. They help families in Ontario get the support payments they are...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
5194336040
Website:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/familyResponsibility/

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/

Family Summary Legal Advice

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario website at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/summarylegaladvice_family.asp If you have a family law issue, you may be able to...
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/summarylegaladvice_family.asp

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/

First Work (formerly OAYEC)

First Work (formerly OAYEC) supports and advocates for a sustainable youth employment delivery network in Ontario. First Work provides an alphabetical listing of organizations on their website as...
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:
1-416-323-9557
Website:
http://www.firstwork.org/wp/resources/find-a-youth-employment-centre/

FrancoQueer

This organization serves Francophone members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, queer, questioning, and intersexed communities in Ontario. It organizes social events and supports...
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:
416-214-4862
Website:
http://www.francoqueer.ca/

Good Food Organizations

Good Food Organizations provides resources and a proven approach to partner organizations across Canada to create Community Food Centres that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and...
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://cfccanada.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

Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

The Government of Ontario website provides information to residents, businesses and visitors to Ontario. The site features information on Ontario government services and programs. To access Ontario...
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.ontario.ca/page/serviceontario

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity provides a list of local affiliates that provide information for affordable housing for people who live in Canada.
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:
1-416-644-0988
Website:
Habitat for Humanity

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/

Health and Safety Ontario

Health and Safety Ontario provides health and safety workplace education to the general public within the province of Ontario. To improve service to customers, WSPS will be migrating their content...
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:
1-416-250-2131
Website:
http://healthandsafetyontario.ca/HSO/Home.aspx

Housing Help Association of Ontario

The Housing Help Association of Ontario (HHAO) is a provincial association of community based, not-for-profit organizations delivering free housing help services that prevent and reduce homelessness...
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:
https://findhousinghelp.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/

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

The Tribunal's role in the human rights system in Ontario is to resolve applications concerning claims of discrimination made under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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
Phone:
416-326-1312
Website:
http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/hrto/

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also: grants...
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.cic.gc.ca/

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with clinics and anti-poverty groups using litigation, policy development, advocacy, and organizing to address income security programs and root causes of...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-597-5820
Website:
http://incomesecurity.org/

Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario

Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario (IAVGO) provides information, advice, and representation to injured workers in Ontario. Provides training and public legal education to advocates,...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-924-6477
Website:
http://iavgo.org/

Injured Workers' Consultants (IWC)

Injured Workers' Consultants (IWC) provides information, advice, and representation to injured workers. Works with injured worker and community organizations seeking improvements to the workers'...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-461-2411 (call your local clinic first)
Website:
http://injuredworkersonline.org/

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

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

Landlord's Self-Help Centre

Landlord's Self-Help Centre (LSHC) provides information and summary advice to small-scale landlords in Ontario. LSHC also develops educational materials, engages in law reform and community...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-504-5190
Website:
http://www.landlordselfhelp.com

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:
https://lsrs.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/

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 - Find a lawyer directory

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has launched a searchable panel lawyer directory on its website to make it easier for clients to find a lawyer. Every search will produce a list of ten lawyers who have agreed...
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:
416-979-1446
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/findingalawyer.asp

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

Legal Aid Ontario Family Law Mediation Services

Family Mediation is a way of helping people resolve issues relating to parenting, separation, and/or divorce including custody of or access to children, child and/or spousal support and property...
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
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/mediationservices.asp

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

Long-Term Care Action Line

The Long-Term Care Action Line is a service to hear concerns and complaints from persons receiving service from Long-Term Care Homes and Community Care Access Centres (CCAC). The Action Line offers...
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.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/contact/ccac/ltc_actionline.aspx

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 Service Information Ontario

The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. Funded by the Government of Ontario, it is free, confidential, and available 24/7 in both English and French.
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.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/

Ministry of Labour's Employment Standards Information Centre

Ontarians who have questions about their employment rights can call the Ministry of Labour's Employment Standards Information Centre in 23 languages and dialects, from Arabic to Vietnamese. Ontario...
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.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/2012/nr_esrights20120730.php

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

Newcomer Settlement Agencies

The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides an online directory of several settlement agencies that help newcomers to Canada for all the regions within Ontario. Newcomer agencies...
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:
Newcomer Settlement Agencies by Location

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc provides health education and services for workers in the province of Ontario. Staffed by an inter-disciplinary team of nurses, hygienists,...
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.ohcow.on.ca

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

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

The Office of the Provincial Advocate provides an independent voice for children and youth by responding to concerns from children, youth, and families who are seeking or receiving services under the...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
(416) 325-5669
Website:
http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/

Office of the Registrar General - Online Birth Registration

The Office of the Registrar General hosts an Online Certificate Application website. You can apply for birth, death or marriage certificates for events that have been registered in Ontario.
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.orgforms.gov.on.ca/IBR/scr03b_ContactUs.html

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is an independent agency of the Government of Canada, established in 1987 to contribute to the safety and soundness of the Canadian...
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
Phone:
5194336040
Website:
http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca

Ombudsman Ontario

The Ombudsman is an independent officer of the Legislature who investigates complaints from the public about Ontario government services.
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.ombudsman.on.ca/Home.aspx

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

Ontario Aboriginal Housing provides affordable housing for First Nation, Inuit and Métis who live off reserve 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:
1-705-256-1876 ext. 200
Website:
Ontario Aboriginal Housing

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 Credit Counselling Services (OACCS)

The OACCS provides referrals to OACCS certified credit counsellors across Ontario. Credit counsellors can do financial assessments, provide information and support, and intervene with creditors.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://oaccs.com/

Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)

The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is the umbrella organization for food banks across the Ontario, representing over 100 members. To find a food bank near you, search on this page. Food...
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://oafb.ca/

Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD)

Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD) is Canada's oldest Deaf non-profit consumer organization. Some of OAD's initiatives include: Consultation and Training Consumer Advocacy (Children and Adults...
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:
416-413-9191
Website:
www.deafontario.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/Find-a-Lawyer

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 Community Support Association (OCSA)

The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) represents not-for-profit community agencies that provide services for people who need help to function independently because of a disability, illness...
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.ocsa.on.ca/

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) acts as a collective voice for 170 agencies serving immigrants and coordinates response to the shared needs and concerns of these agencies....
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://settlement.org/about/

Ontario Court of Justice

The Ontario Court of Justice is the largest court in the country. They hear approximately 590,000 criminal charges, millions of provincial offences such as traffic tickets, and serve 25,000 families...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services
Website:
http://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/

Ontario Disability Employment Network

Ontario Disability Employment Network provides employment services to people with disabilities within the province of 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:
1-866-280-6336
Website:
Ontario Disability Employment Network

Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is an arm's length agency of government accountable to the Legislature through the Attorney General. The Commission's mandate under the Code includes:...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
416-326-9511
Website:
http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en

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 Government and Consumer Services

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services provides information on consumer rights: how to complain when you're not treated properly; how to deal with collection agencies; how to protect...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
416-326-8800
Website:
http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/pages/default.aspx

Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing works to strengthen Ontario communities by promoting a housing market that serves the full range of housing needs, protects tenants, and encourages...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
416-585-7041
Website:
http://www.mah.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 Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Corporation provides easy access and information to afforable housing to the general public in Ontario.  In communities across Ontario local co-ordinated access groups...
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:
1-416-927-9144
Website:
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

The OPP is a division of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are...
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.opp.ca/index.php

Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) offices

To find the nearest Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) office, you can: see the list of OW and/or ODSP offices on the Ministry of Community and Social Services web site...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
1-800-267-8097
Website:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/index.aspx

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

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/

Property standards inspections

Sometimes a government inspector's report can help get your landlord to do repairs, or can be used as evidence at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing. To have your place inspected, you can phone your...
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.mah.gov.on.ca/Page142.aspx

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

Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach,...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
416-324-4100
Website:
http://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca

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

Rental Housing Enforcement Unit

You can contact the provincial government's Rental Housing Enforcement Unit (RHEU) if your landlord violates your rights under the Residential Tenancies Act. For example, if your landlord: harasses...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
1-888-772-9277
Website:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page142.aspx

ReportON, a service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities

ReportON is a 24/7phone line and email service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities. If you witness or suspect abuse or neglect of an adult with a...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) is an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit corporation established by the Ontario government under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010. The guiding...
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.rhra.ca/en//en//en//en/

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/

Separation Agreement Certificates

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario website at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/separationagreement_certificates.asp LAO covers the cost of up to 10 hours with a...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Aid Ontario Services
Phone:
1-800-668-8258
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/separationagreement_certificates.asp

Settlement.Org

Settlement.Org is a website that provides information for newcomers. On Settlement.Org, you will find current information on topics such as employment, education, healthcare, and housing. Settlement....
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://settlement.org

SettlementAtWork.Org

SettlementAtWork.Org is a professional development web site for those working with newcomers to Ontario. Settlement.org is a project of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).
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.settlementatwork.org/

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

ShelterSafe

The following information is copied from the ShelterSafe website: ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Website:
https://www.sheltersafe.ca/

Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT)

If your Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) assistance is refused, reduced, or cut off, you may be able to appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT). The SBT is like a...
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:
416-326-0978
Website:
http://www.sbt.gov.on.ca/

Social Housing Programs in Ontario

Social Housing Programs managed by the Government of Ontario that provides local contact information for the general public for the province of 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, Other Government Services
Website:
Social Housing Programs in Ontario

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) provides advice and representation to low‑income South Asians in Ontario. Also conducts public legal education, law reform, and community development...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-487-6371
Website:
http://salc.on.ca/

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/

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/

Tenant Duty Counsel

Tenant duty counsel (TDC) are lawyers and community legal workers who help tenants at most Landlord and Tenant Board locations. TDC priority is to help unrepresented tenants facing eviction on the...
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:
1-866-245-4182
Website:
http://www.acto.ca

The Credit Counselling Society

The Credit Counselling Society (CCS) is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that has helped consumers since 1996. Canadians can learn how to resolve their debts, manage their money and...
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.nomoredebts.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:
http://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

Threads of Life

Threads of Life is an organization helping families affected by workplace accidents within the province of 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:
519-685-4276
Website:
Threads of Life

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 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/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:
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/

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/