Legal Information Services

Programs that provide information about specific legal problems and procedures that interested individuals can access on a website or in person, or by telephone, email, chat, text or other communication channel. Information may be in a self-serve, browsable format (for example a web resource directory or library of audio recordings) or provided by live agents with expertise in the field. Also included are legal aid services, bar associations and other programs that provide basic information about family law, landlord/tenant law, immigration law, consumer law, elder law, patient rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, the criminal justice system, the civil court system and other legal topics via workshops, classes, speaking engagements, printed materials, video tutorials, websites and other similar educational avenues.



Immigration services include:

  • representation at a detention review
  • representation at immigration appeals

Refugee claimant services include:

Available via website are:

  • legal answers and documents
  • 2500 topics on provincial and federal laws
  • referrals
  • publishes legal guides and Your Guide to Canadian Law

Online website for Legal Line, offering legal answers and referral. 

Free legal answers covering over 2500 topics on provincial and federal laws, available by website.

Offers a variety of free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Toronto office of HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.

Provides free, confidential legal information related to disabilities.

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The Criminal Law Advice Duty Counsel is a service run out of the John Sopinka Courthouse. The program gives advice and assistance on criminal law matters for people who are not in court the day they attend the centre.

The Family Advice Duty Counsel is a service run out of the Family Law Information Centre. The program gives advice and assistance on family law matters for people who are not in court the day they attend the centre .

A publicly funded agency of the Government of Ontario which provides a continuum of high quality services to low income Ontarians in the areas of criminal law, family, child protection law, refugee law and mental health law.

Provides legal advice and referrals, dealing primarily with immigration, tenant’s rights, employment standards, human rights, employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan, old age security and social assistance (Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program).

Phone line for the Ontario Victim Support Line.

Provides free online legal information regarding:

  • finding a lawyer
  • tickets and fines
  • lawsuits and disputes
  • family and criminal law
  • human rights
  • wills and estates

Information is available online or over the phone.

A drop-in service that provides legal and non-legal information, regarding family law issues, such as separation and divorce.

A province-wide, multilingual, toll-free information phone line providing a range of services to victims of crime and their families, offering information and referrals to support services including counselling, financial assistance, and more.

Hamilton location of the Office of the Worker Adviser. OWA is an arm's length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development.

Arm's length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development. Works to educate, advise, and represent non-union workers who have been injured at work or who have been threatened or punished for following health and safety laws.

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Online directory of lawyers in Ontario. All Lawyers listed have completed the FLLSS training on how to deliver unbundled family law services.

Contact the lawyer directly via the contact information in the directory to inquire about services.

Provides legal services to low income seniors living in the community in their own homes or in group living arrangements such as retirement homes, boarding homes and long term care facilities.

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