Family justice services, legal information, crisis information and supports

These are services that can support you and your family during challenging times. Many services are free and available in person, over the phone or online.

Types of family justice services

The Government of Canada website explains the types of family justice services. These include:

  • Information and Resources Centres
  • Services to help you resolve disputes, such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law (I have provided additional information on this website about mediation and collaborative law)
  • Services to help your children
  • Services to help you in high conflict situations

Publicly funded family justice services in Ontario

Visit the provincial government website to get a detailed list of the following services: 

  • Family mediation services
  • Mandatory information program
  • Family Law Information Centres
  • Supervised Access Centres
  • Family Court support worker program
  • Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Collaborative law organizations

Parenting plan resources

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Resource Centre provides a Parenting Plan Guide and Template

Department of Justice provides legal information on parenting arrangements

Family violence resources

Crisis information, services and support lines

Government of Canada listing of mental health supports or call 1-866-585-0445

Government of Ontario listing of mental health supports or call 1-866-531-2600

Municipal Government listings: