A woman's guide to money, relationships and the law in Ontario

Who Contact Information How they can help
Lawyer Referral Service Ph: 1-800-268-8326 Call to find a lawyer that will give you 30 minutes of free legal advice or accepts legal aid certificates
Legal Aid Ontario Ph: 1-800-668-8258
TTY: 1-866-641-886
  • Call to ask if you qualify for a lawyer paid by legal aid
  • Get 20 minutes of free advice
  • Free telephone interpretation services available for non-English and non-French speakers available
Family Law Information Centres (FLICs)

Located in most courthouses that handle family law cases

To find the FLIC near you, call Legal Aid Ontario
Ph: 1-800-668-8258
TTY: 1-866-641-886

Or visit the website

  • Find a lawyer for your family law case
  • Get free legal advice about family law
  • Free telephone interpretation services available for non-English and non-French speakers available
Family Law Service Centres (FLSC)

To find the FLSC near you, call Legal Aid Ontario

Ph: 1-800-668-8258
TTY: 1-866-641-886

Or visit the website

  • Assistance with documents for family law cases
  • Mediation services
  • Settlement conferences
  • This help may be free, if you qualify
Aboriginal Legal Service of Toronto

Ph: 416-408-3967

Or visit the website

Legal programs and services for Aboriginal people in Ontario

Assaulted Women's Helpline

Between both 24-hour and 24-hour

Ph: 1 866 863 0511
TTY 1 866 863 7868
  • 24-hour crisis line for abused women in Ontario
  • Can refer women to shelters, rape crisis centres and other resources all over Ontario
  • Anonymous and confidential and the toll-free number won't show up on your phone bill
  • Services can be provided in up to 154 languages. Deaf and hard of hearing women are served through the TTY line
Findhelp

Ph: 211

Or visit the website

  • Can refer you to services in your community
  • Open 24 hours

 

Online Legal Resources

Who What you can find out
Family Law Education for Women
  • Information for women about family law in Ontario
  • Information in 14 different languages
Your legal Rights
  • Information about many different laws in Ontario
  • Materials are produced by community organizations and government agencies
Ontario Works
  • Money and help finding a job for women in temporary financial need
  • Where to find the Ontario Works office for your area
Legal Aid Ontario Where to find the nearest Family Law Service Centre
Findhelp Information about services in your community