Legal Resources

Legal Assistance – General

  • Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)   416 979.1446   1-800-688-8258   Free or highly subsidized legal advice or representation for those who qualify.
  • Legal Aid Ontario Family Law Office   416 348.0001   As above, for issues of custody/access/spousal support.  Does not cover divorce or property issues.
  • Lawyer Referral Service   416 947.3330   The Law Society of Upper Canada subsidizes a free half hour consult with a member lawyer.
  •   Roster.  Scaled to income legal services for those that are not eligible for Legal Aid but cannot afford a lawyer.   Arrangements made directly with the professional.

Family Law Resources

Parenting Support

Counselling & Social Services (and Emergency Services)

  • Dial 211 or visit  for a database on essential community services in the Greater Toronto area
  • Dial 311 to summons non-emergency social service support
  • Dial 911 for emergencies (police, ambulance)
  • Family Service Toronto (FSA)   416 595.9320  Counselling and support for Individuals, Couples and Families … including Families in Transition: “Coping with Change- Programs for separating, divorcing and remarrying families”
  • CAMH Emergency Line  416 535.8501   250 College Street, Toronto @ Spadina Road
  • Kids Help Phone  1.800 668.6868  Free, 24/7 national confidential bilingual crisis line for children and teens
  • Children’s Aid Societies
  • Jewish Child and Family Services  Counselling, groups, woman abuse
  • Catholic Family Services   Counselling, parenting, school support, marriage preparation
  • Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women
    and Children (METRAC)
  • Assaulted Women’s Support Line   416 863.0511   Mon-Sun 8am to 4pm
  • The Barbara Schlifer Clinic  416 323/9149 and legal support, language interpretation and referral service for women who are survivors of violence)