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Legal Services

Justice Ontario

Justice Ontario gives you access to legal resources and easy-to-use information about:

  • Finding a lawyer
  • Tickets and fines
  • Lawsuits and disputes
  • Family and criminal law
  • Human rights
  • Wills and Estates

You can also obtain this information in 170 languages by calling the toll-free number 1-866-252-0104.

Lawyer Referral Service

You can get a free consultation of up to 30 minutes with a lawyer to help determine your legal rights and various options. Call the toll-free lawyer referral service at 1-800-268-8326. This is a free service of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario (AJEFO)

The Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario (AJEFO) works at promoting access to justice in French in Ontario. You can contact them to find a lawyer who practices in French.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

CLEO is a community legal clinic that specializes in public legal education. Its publications, offered in many languages, let you know about your rights, such as when you rent an apartment.

 
 
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Human rights

Learn about what human rights protection Ontario offers. To read more, select your language from the drop-down menu above. Information provided by Settlement.org

Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (Commission) provides leadership for the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights, and builds partnerships across the human rights system and society. You can get information on your rights at work in many languages as well as other topics.

Tip: You can file a complaint with the Commission if you think yourself victim of discrimination or harassment.

Ombudsman of Ontario

The Ombudsman of Ontario investigates complaints about services provided by the government of Ontario and its organizations. He also conducts systemic investigations on important issues about government services, which can affect large numbers of people.

Support Services for Women

Fem'aide (in French) is a free confidential Assaulted Women’s Helpline for Francophone women experiencing violence or the effects of violence, crisis and abuse. You can dial 1-877-336-2433 or TTY 1-866-860-7082. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services in English are available by calling the Assaulted women helpline at 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868.

The Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF) (in French) is a network of organizations that offer support services to French-speaking women victim of violence.

Support Services for Youth

Jeunesse J’écoute is a free, anonymous and confidential professional counselling service in French for youth available by phone 1-800-668-6868 or online. The website has information for teenagers and for young people alike on many topics of interest to each age group. The same services are available in English.

Viens vivre en Ontario

Viens vivre en Ontario

Ontario's Municipal Francophone Immigration website, Viens vivre en Ontario (in French) provides local information about French services and local information on education, business, employment and health in various communities across Ontario.

Employment services targeting young people are also available. Visit the Youth – Job section for more information.

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