Ottawa-Carleton, ON

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This section has various legal resources including legal aid, and forensic resources. Forensic resources refers to resources for individuals with mental health problems who have had troubles with the law. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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There are four Community Legal Clinics and the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic serving the low income residents living in the amalgamated City of ... more
290 rue Dupuis, Ottawa, ON, K1L 1A2 Map
613-744-2892
All ages
Community Legal Services (Ottawa Centre) is one of the four legal clinics in Ottawa that are funded by Legal Aid Ontario. more
1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B7 Map
613-241-7008
All ages
Women of all ages are referred to the our organization by officials working in the criminal justice system including lawyers, medical professionals, social ... more
211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5 Map
613-237-7427
All ages
This 10-week program for young women helps them learn to identify the role of anger and its use/misuse. Clients learn to recognize different “styles” of ... more
211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H4 Map
613-237-7427
12 - 18 years
In our Courthouse office (adjacent to Courtroom #5), volunteers provide information and assistance to women and girls attending court proceedings. Our ... more
161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2K1 Map
613-231-2798
12 years and up
Our new workshop breaks down the decision-making process and help youth learn how to make safer and healthier choices in times of struggle. This 10-week ... more
211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5 Map
613-237-7427 x154
12 - 17 years
J.F. Norwood House is transitional housing offering supportive living for women and families. Drawing from community support and contributions, we offer women ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-230-2372
18 years and up
The Family Law Assistance Services Section of the Department of Justice Canada administers three programs;   Family Orders and Agreement Enforcement ... more
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5W7 Map
1-800-267-7777
All ages
The John Howard Society of Ottawa (JHS) is dedicated to promoting effective, just and humane responses to crime and its causes. Services include: the ... more
550 Old St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5L5 Map
613-789-7418
All ages
This website has information about legal services for low income residents in Ottawa. There are four Community Legal Clinics, and the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. more
ON,CA
All ages
Joint community & police effort to prevent crime GLBT-related crime. Website provides meeting minutes, reports, resources, and news. more
Ottawa, ON, K1G 6H5 Map
911 (Crisis Line)
All ages
The Public Trustee of New Brunswick protects the financial and personal interests of the elderly, the mentally challenged, children, missing or deceased ... more
Fredericton, NB, E3B 4Z9 Map
506-444-3688
All ages
Works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy. more
333 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON, M5A 2S5 Map
416-324-4100
All ages
The clinic helps service the courts in addressing the best interests of children, and offers comprehensive court-related assessments for young offenders, child ... more
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 7K4 Map
613-722-6521 x6400
All ages
South Ottawa Community Legal Services is one of the Community Legal Clinics in Ottawa, that serve individuals with low income. more
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1G 8K7 Map
613-733-0140
All ages
The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic is one of the Community Legal Clinics in Ottawa that serve individuals with low income. more
17 Copernicus Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 Map
613-562-5600
All ages
West End Legal Services is one of the Community Legal Clinics in Ottawa that serves low income individuals in Ottawa. The Clinic provides referrals, legal ... more
1301 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Y4 Map
613-596-1641
All ages
Youth Justice Ontario is a volunteer, member driven association representing agencies that provide youth justice services in Ontario. more
Cornwall, ON, K6H 5V1 Map
All ages
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being ... more
2675 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2B 8K2 Map
613-729-1000
12 - 20 years
The Directory of Youth Justice Services in Ontario connects the youth justice system with supports in the community for young persons in conflict with the law. ... more
ON,CA
6 - 18 years
Community legal clinic * summary advice and referral * limited representation in test case litigation * collect calls accepted * law reform * speakers * ... more
55 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5J 2H7 Map
416-482-8255
All ages
Helps families in Ontario receive the financial support they are entitled to by enforcing court ordered support responsibilities. more
Toronto, ON, M3M 3A3 Map
416-326-1817 x18002677263
All ages
The Lawyer Referral Service of the Law Society of Upper Canada helps people in Ontario find a lawyer, including up to 30-minutes free consultation. more
ON,CA
416-947-3330
All ages
If you are a child or youth (up to age 21) in care or custody, and you don't think anyone is listening to you... If something doesn't feel fair or right... You ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
1-800-263-2841
Up to 21 years
Reports directly to the Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations ... more
401 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M7A 0A6 Map
416-325-5669
Up to 18 years
Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON,CA
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
Victim Services providers throughout Ontario offer support for victims of crime, who may suffer from various forms of trauma, physical injury, financial loss, ... more
ON,CA
All ages
The Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, providing accessible legal information ... more
158 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2T8 Map
416-392-3135
All ages
The PPAO provides advocacy services to individual patients (instructed and non-instructed), addresses facility-based or provincial systemic issues impacting on ... more
55 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M4V 2Y7 Map
1-800-578-2343
All ages
Provides advocacy services to in-patients at the 10 major mental health facilities in Ontario, serving patients in both the civil and forensic (not criminally ... more
500 Church Street, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x23867055493663
18 years and up
Your Legal Rights is an initiative of Community Legal Education Ontario, and is a website of legal information for people in Ontario at www.yourlegalrights.on.ca more
119 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5V 2L1 Map
416-408-4420 x829
All ages
CAEFS is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly ... more
151 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3 Map
613-238-2422
All ages
This website is designed to provide information, contacts and support to police officers and police services, as well as to the mental health services in their ... more
ON,CA
All ages
Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services and health care professionals, working together, ... more
55 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, ON, N2K 3T6 Map
1-877-200-5519 x5853118
All ages
The John Howard Society of Canada is a federation of provincial and local societies comprised of people whose mission is "safe, effective and humane responses ... more
800 Blackburn Mews, Kingston, ON, K7P 2N6 Map
613-384-6272
All ages

1. Custody and Access (of Children)

Custody and access refers to the process of making informed determinations about custody and access in order to serve the best interests of the child.

The Office of the Children's Lawyer is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General which delivers programs in the administration of justice on ... more
393 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1W9 Map
416-314-8000
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Ottawa, ON Map
613-295-3502
All ages
Lori Howell, Occupational Therapy Consulting
Physical address not provided
613-260-2847 x1
All ages
99 Kakulu Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2L 3C8 Map
613-435-2729
All ages
Relationship Counselling in Kanata with Anne: Personal and Professional Change Management
300 March Road, Kanata, ON, K2K 2E2 Map
613-832-3040
All ages

2. Forensic resources

Resources for people with mental health needs who are having problems with the law.

Investigates reported hate crimes. more
ON,CA
613-236-1222 x2466
All ages
Provides specialized interdisciplinary assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and community reintegration to adults with severe psychiatric illness who have ... more
1804 Highway 2 East, Brockville, ON, K6V 7N2 Map
18 years and up

3. Legal Aid

Legal aid provides free legal advice or free legal representation available, in certain cases, for people who are unable to pay for it themselves. For example, if you need a lawyer, but cannot pay for one, you may qualify for legal aid.

Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages

4. Other Legal Resources

This section has legal resources that do not fit into other categories.

The Curateur public is responsible for protecting incapacitated individuals. It educates the public about the protection needs associated with incapacity, and ... more
600 René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3B 4W9 Map
1-800-363-9020 (Toll Free)
All ages
National lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education and justice. more
185 Carlton St., Toronto, ON, M5A 2K7 Map
416-964-7887
All ages
Investigates reported hate crimes. more
ON,CA
613-236-1222 x2466
All ages
Lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental ... more
400 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, K1K 2C7 Map
613-236-6636
All ages
The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is part of Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General, and delivers a unique and diverse range of ... more
720 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M7A 2S9 Map
416-326-2220
All ages
The Ombudsman of Ontario is an officer of the Provincial Legislative Assembly, independent from government and political parties. The Ombudsman investigates ... more
483 Bay Street, Toronto, ON Map
1-800-263-1830 (Toll Free)
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

KPopelaw
251 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1X3 Map
613-567-9724
All ages
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
A map of child/youth mental health services in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. If printed out, it is meant to be printed out on legal size and poster size, and posted in waiting areas or in a clinic.
Posted: Mar 17, 2017
Language: EN
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise list of Ottawa area mental health resources for youth prepared by Youthnet, a program of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 22, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Longer list of Ottawa area mental health resources prepared by Youthnet, a progam of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 23, 2015
Language: EN
LigneSanteChamplain.ca
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Posted: Jul 4, 2014
Language: EN,FR
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
The Resource Guide – Greater Ottawa Area [PDF 11.8 MB] reflects mental health resources and supports located throughout the Ottawa area (Champlain LHIN). This guide is not an exhaustive list of all supportive services, but rather a starting point – feel free to explore how these resources could assist you (the caregiver) or the person you care for (child, youth, adult, older adult) on the journey to recovery.
Posted: Sep 22, 2016
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
List of Ottawa community resources for transitional aged youth (age 16-24).
Posted: May 13, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise, one page tool listing main mental health services in Ottawa.
Posted: May 10, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
“Red Flags” is a Quick Reference Guide for Early Years professionals.Red Flags outlines a range of functional indicators or domains commonly used to monitor healthy child development, as well as potential problem areas for child development. It is intended to assist in the determination of when and where to refer for additional advice, formal assessment and/or treatment.
Posted: Sep 28, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
"From Rollercoaster to Recovery" is a detailed guide for families and individuals on how to navigate the addictions and mental health system in the Champlain LHIN.
Posted: May 2, 2013
Language: EN,FR
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