Chatham

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Monday & Tuesday 10:00am -1:00pm

Mandatory Information Program

Mondays twice a month 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Monday & Tuesday 10:00am -1:00pm

For more information, please contact us at:

1-888-796-0483 – Ext 704

Email:  chatham@mediationsouth.com

Community Resources and Services Information


 

LEGAL RESOURCES   

 

Legal Aid Ontario 

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be eligible for legal assistance from Legal Aid Ontario, which serves low-income Ontarians. For most services, a client must be financially eligible. Legal Aid Ontario provide a number of family law services, including duty counsel and advice lawyers, a Family Law Service Centre and if appropriate, a certificate to hire a lawyer. To find out more about what service are available call: 1-800-668-8258 or online at: https://www.legalaid.on.ca/

Lawyer Referral Services  

If you wish to retain a lawyer, you may contact the Lawyer Referral Service, operated by the Upper Law Society. The service will provide you with a name of a lawyer in your area who practices family law. That lawyer will provide you a half-hour free consultation. The referral service has evolved into an on-line service. To receive an immediate referral, go to: www.findlegalhelp.ca or call 1-855-947-5255.

Free Legal Information & Referrals

Legal Line is a Federal not-for-profit organization providing Free easy-to-understand legal information in over 2,100 topics, covering 48 major areas of law. Information covers Federal, Provincial and Territorial laws, and is available in 107 languages. Those who need further help are referred to experts — lawyers, paralegals, government offices, and other professionals. For more information, go to: https://www.legalline.ca/

Limited Scope Practicing Lawyers

If you would like to receive legal advice at an hourly rate avoiding a retainer fee, you can try Limited Scope Practicing Lawyers. You can find a list of lawyers within your area that offer this service at – http://www.familylawlss.ca

The Office of The Children’s Lawyer 

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 behalf of children with respect to their personal and property rights.  Lawyers within the office represent children in various areas of law including child custody and access disputes, child protection proceedings and civil litigation. Clinical investigators prepare reports for the court in custody/access proceedings and may assist lawyers who are representing children in such matters. To learn more about the services offered by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer call: (416) 314-8000 or find online at: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/artcl/fjsd_ocl.php

Complaints about a Lawyer  

Matters relating to the legal profession are within the responsibility of the Law Society of Upper Canada. If you are concerned about the conduct of a lawyer, you can call: 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 or go online to: www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=644

 You may also put your complaint in writing to the following address:  

Complaints Services 

The Law Society of Upper Canada 

Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West  

Toronto, Ontario  

M5H 2N6   

 

LEGAL INFORMATION

 

Steps to Justice / CLEO Community Legal Education Ontario

Step-by-step information about legal problems. Reliable, practical, and easy to understand. 

CLEO is an online resource project dedicates to providing legal information intended to help in understanding legal rights. For more information go to: www.cleo.on.ca

 

Use CLEO’s free online interviews to fill out legal forms, draft letters, and identify your next steps. The Guided Pathways ask you questions and then use your answers to fill in the forms and letters you need. When you are done, you can save and print your papers.

www.stepstojustice.ca/guided-pathways

 

FLEW – Family Law Education for Women  

The Family Law Education for Women’s website is a public legal education project funded by the Government of Ontario to assist women in understanding their family law rights. The website provides a variety of online publications intended to address the particular needs and vulnerabilities of women new to Canada (including immigrant, refugee and non-status women) and can be found at: www.onefamilylaw.ca

 

Family Law information Centre (FLIC)  

The FLIC assists in meeting the individual needs of clients, particularly clients who are not represented by a lawyer and are entering the family court system for the first time. At the FLIC there is an Information and a Referral Coordinator who will assist you to find and connect with services you are looking for within your community. Advice Lawyers, who provide summary legal advice are also available at the FLIC.  

The FLIC provides publications and guides to family procedures, including the publication “What You Should Know About Family Law in Ontario” which contains a section specific to domestic violence issues. The publication is available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese-Simplifies and traditional, Somali, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu and is on-line at www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/famlawbro.php

 

Ministry of the Attorney General Website  

You can find information about separation and divorce, support, custody, access, family mediation and court processes and procedures on the Ministry of the Attorney General website. Choose your preferred language, then click on ‘Family Justice’ for general information as well as a link to the federal government’s website and other sources of information can all be found at: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

 

Department of Justice Canada

You can find helpful information about family law issues including how to calculate child support and parenting plan guidelines on this website: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/

 

My Support Calculator 

Free online child and spousal support calculator. Also provides helpful information on support and other family law related issues and a searchable list of family law professionals in your area. www.mysupportcalculator.ca

 

Ontario Court Forms Website  

You can obtain and fill in many of the court forms you need in a family law case on the Ontario Court Forms website. On the site, there is Ontario Court Forms Assistant, which is an online tool that will guide you through the completion of six of the most commonly used family forms. Access to all of the forms and assistance tool can be found at: www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca

 

DAWN – Disabled Women’s Network  

DAWN Canada is a community outreach program dedicated to advancing the equality rights of women living with a disability. The DAWN website has various education and informational materials. For more information go to: https://www.dawncanada.net

 

CHATHAM COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

 

Addiction Services

 

Al-Anon/Alateen – 519-352-2006  

https://www.al-anon.alateen.on.ca

 

Kent County Addiction Program 

(519) 436-2599

80 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1B7 

 

Chatham Kent Health Alliance Mental Health & – Addictions Program – 1-866-299-7447

www.ckha.on.ca/mentalhealth

 

Westover Treatment Centre

http://westovertreatmentcentre.ca

(519) 692-5110

2 Victoria Road South, Thamesville, ON. N0P 2K0

 

Spacapsule Treatment Centre

1-888-556-0729

227 Queen Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2H2

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

http://ontario.cmha.ca

(519) 436-6100

240 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1C1

 

Bluewater Methadone Clinic

http://bluewatermethadoneclinic.ca

(519) 351-5800

69 Grand Ave East, Chatham, ON. N7L 1V8

 

Wallaceburg Addiction Clinic

(519) 626-9575

1044 Dufferin Ave, Wallaceburg, ON. N8A 2V8

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services 

 

Child Protection ADR Services (ADR-Link) – London Family Court Clinic

http://lfcc.on.ca/services/coordination/adr-link/

(519) 679-7250

254 Pall Mall St. #200, London, ON. N6A 5P6

 

Collaborative Family Lawyers – Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

http://oacp.co/find-a-professional/

 

The Family Mediation Centre 

http://www.mediationcentre.com

(519) 673-1219

Toll Free: 1-888-796-0483

560 Wellington Street, 5th floor, London, ON. N6A 3R4

chatham@mediationsouth.com

 

Training/Education/Employment Services

 

Employment Chatham-Kent Service Canada Centre Services Chatham -– 1-800-622-6232 

www.servicecanada.gc.ca

www.servicecanada.gc.ca/tbsc-fsco/sc-dsp.jsp?rc=3556&lang=eng

 

Chatham-Kent Employment Resource Centre – 519-436-1123 – 519-355-1380

www.chatham-kent.ca/community-services/jobs/employment-resource-centres

 

Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre – 519-351-7700

www.chatham-kent.ca/EconomicDevelopment/yourbusiness/Pages/Locations.aspx

 

Insight Advantage (Chatham Office) – 519-355-1222

www.insightadvantage.ca

 

Transport Training Centres of Canada

http://www.ttcc.ca

(519) 354-4951

91 Heritage Road, Chatham, ON. N7M 5W7

 

Adult Language & Learning

http://www.adultlanguageandlearning.ca

(519) 354-7424

240 King Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 1E7

 

Learning Disabilities Assn ON

http://ldchatham-kent.org

(519) 352-2024

285 McNaughton Ave East, Chatham, ON. N7L 2G7

 

Lambton Kent District School Board – Chatham Education Centre

http://www.lkdsb.net

(519) 354-3770

476 McNaughton Ave East, Chatham, ON. N7M 5L7

 

John N. Given Learning Centre

http://www.lkdsb.net/AdultEd/Pages/default.aspx

(519) 351-6100

92 Churchill Street, Chatham, ON. N7L 3T5

 

Learning and Behaviour Clinic of Chatham-Kent

http://learningandbehaviour.ca

(519) 784-9659

40 Centre Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 4W1

 

Kids’ Stuff – The Family Learning Centre on the Thames

http://www.kidsstuffchildcare.ca

(519) 351-4464

30 Crystal Drive, Chatham, ON. N7M 3C7

 

St. Clair College – Chatham Campus

http://www.stclaircollege.ca/programs/locations/chatham-campus

(519) 354-9100

201 Campus Pkwy, Chatham, ON. N7L 1C8

 

Goodwill Career Centre

http://goodwillindustries.ca

(519) 354-4400

300 Lacroix Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 6M6

 

Canadian Executive Search Group Inc.

http://canadianexecutivesearch.com

(519) 355-1200

3 William Street South, Suite 2, Chatham-Kent, ON. N7M 6B3

 

Transportation

 

Ride CK

http://www.chatham-kent.ca/transit/Pages/default.aspx

(519) 436-3233

100 Wellington Street West, Chatham-Kent, ON. N7M 5K8

 

Neighbour Link

http://www.neighbourlinkckc.com

(519) 352-5647

PO Box 1342 Stn Main, Chatham, ON. N7M 5R9

 

Counselling and Support Services

 

Caldwell Psychology

http://caldwellpsychology.com

(519) 355-0282

5 Raleigh Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2M6

 

ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent, a Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario Site

http://accessopenminds.ca/our-site/chatham-kent-on/

(519) 437-6329

140 King Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 1E2

 

Thames Valley Family Therapy

http://thamesvalleyfamilytherapy.com

(519) 351-8771

55 Forest Street, Suite U, Chatham, ON. N7L 1Z9

 

Rain & Shine Behavioural Counselling Ltd.

http://www.rainandshine.on.ca

(519) 351-6657

102 Taylor Ave, Chatham, ON. N7L 2T8

 

Family Service Kent

http://familyservicekent.com

(519) 354-6221

50 Adelaide Street South, Chatham, ON. N7M 6K7

 

Kaleidoscope Child and Family Care

http://www.kalchildandfamily.com

363 Baldoon Road, Unit 200, Chatham, ON. N7L 0C1

 

The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent

http://www.mhnck.com

(519) 351-3100

71 Raleigh Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2M9

 

Relanding Psychological Services 

http://www.relandingpsychologicalservices.ca

(519) 784-3143

234 Queen Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2H1

 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

http://ontario.cmha.ca

(519) 436-6100

240 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1C1

 

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre

http://ckwc.ca

(519) 351-9144

20 Sandys Street, Chatham, ON. N7L 4Y5

 

Home and Community Care Support Services Erie St. Clair

http://healthcareathome.ca/region/erie-st-clair/

1-888-447-4468

180 Riverview Drive, Chatham, ON. N7M 5Z8

 

Regional Support Associates

(519) 354-2156

330 Richmond Street, #105, Chatham, ON. N7M 1P7

 

March of Dimes Canada

http://www.marchofdimes.ca

(519) 380-9561

65 Riverview Drive, Chatham, ON. N7M 6H7

 

Chatham-Kent Health and Family Services

http://chatham-kent.ca

(519) 351-8573

435 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 3Z4

 

Chatham-Kent Victim Services

(519) 436-6630

24 3rd Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 5K5

 

VON Chatham Kent

http://voneriestclair.ca/chatham-kent

(519) 352-5515

190 Stanley Ave, Suite 100, Chatham, ON. N7M 3J9

 

Community Care Access Centre Erie St. Clair

(519) 436-2222

712 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 5J5

 

United Way of Chatham-Kent

http://uwock.ca

(519) 354-0430

425 McNaughton Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 4K4

 

Community Living Chatham-Kent

http://www.clc-k.ca

(519) 352-1174

650 Riverview Drive, Chatham, ON. N7M 5J5

 

Enforcement of Court Orders

 

The Family Responsibility Office 

http://www.ontario.ca/FRO

(416) 326-1818

Toll-Free 1-800-267-7263

 

Support Lines

 

Assaulted Women’s Help Line

http://awhl.org

Toll-Free 1-866-863-0511

Text – #SAFE on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Senior’s Safety Line – 1-866-299-1011

 

Fem’Aide

http://www.femaide.ca

1-877-336-2433

 

Talk4Healing – Culturally grounded helpline for Indigenous women

http://www.talk4healing.com

1-888-200-9997

 

Kid’s Help Phone

http://kidshelpphone.ca

1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868

 

Victim Support Line

1-888-579-2888

 

ConnexOntario Health Services Information

1-866-531-2600

 

Shelters

 

Chatham Hope Haven

http://www.chathamhopehaven.com

(519) 351-4010

183 Wellington Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 2G4

 

Victoria Park Place Emergency Housing

215 Murray Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 3L4

 

The Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Community & Family Services

http://www.cksalvationarmy.org

(519) 354-1430

19 Raleigh Street, Chatham, N7M 2M6

 

Free Help CK

http://freehelpck.ca

(519) 990-5178

35 Oxley Drive, Chatham, ON. N7M 2G7

 

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre

(519) 351-9144

20 Sandys Street, Chatham, ON. N7L 4Y5

 

Food Banks

 

Chatham Outreach for Hunger

http://outreachforhunger.com

(519) 351-8381

10 Wellington Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 5L3

 

The Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Community & Family Services

http://www.cksalvationarmy.org

(519) 354-1430

19 Raleigh Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2M6

 

United Way of Chatham-Kent

http://uwock.ca

(519) 354-0430

425 McNaughton Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 4K4

 

Dresden Community Church

http://www.dresdencommunitychurch.com

(519) 683-6541

Chatham-Kent County Road 21, Dresden, ON. N0P 1M0

 

Wheatley Area Food Bank

http://www.wheatleyareafoodbank.ca

(519) 300-4101

47 Talbot Street East, Wheatley, ON. N0P

 

Chatham-Kent Resource and Meal Calendar

https://letstalkfood-ck.com/ck-food-resource-and-meal-calendar/

 

Supervised Access Centre

 

Family Service Kent

http://familyservicekent.com

(519) 354-6221

50 Adelaide Street South, Chatham, ON. N7M 6K7

 

Finances

 

Canada Pension Plan (C.P.P.) 

London Service Canada Centre

http://www.canada.ca

1-800-622-6232

120 Wellington Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 4V9

 

Employment Insurance (E.I.)

London Service Canada Centre

http://www.canada.ca

1-800-622-6232

120 Wellington Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 4V9

 

Ontario Disability Support Program (O.D.S.P.)

1-800-265-4197

(519) 352-5040

1023 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 5J5

Ontario Works! (O.W.)

(519) 351-8573 select option 5

 

Trillium Drug Program

http://www.ontario.ca

1-800-575-5386

 

Ontario Electricity Support Program (O.E.S.P.)

http://www.ontarioelectricitysupport.ca

1-855-831-8151

 

Child Care Fee Subsidy Program – Chatham-Kent

https://www.chatham-kent.ca/community/childcare/Pages/Financial-Assistance.aspx

 

Canada Child Benefit (C.C.B.)

Canada Revenue Agency 

http://www.canada.ca

1-800-387-1193

 

Ontario Child Benefit (O.C.B.)

Ontario Ministry of Finance

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en

1-800-387-1193

 

Mental Health Services

 

The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent

http://www.mhnck.com

(519) 351-3100

71 Raleigh Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2M9

 

Mental Health Clinic

http://http://www.ckha.on.ca/mentalhealth

(519) 351-6144

80 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1B7

 

ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent, a Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario Site

http://accessopenminds.ca/our-site/chatham-kent-on/

(519) 437-5329

140 King Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 1E2

 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

http://ontario.cmha.ca

(519) 436-6100

240 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1C1

 

OSR Clinics

http://www.osrclinics.com

(519) 351-5518

41 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1B4

 

Kaleidoscope Child and Family Care

http://www.kalchildandfamily.com

363 Baldoon Road, Unit 200, Chatham, ON. N7L 0C1

 

Legal Resources

 

Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic

http://cklc.ca

(519) 351-6771

6 Harvey Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 1L6

 

Child Protection Services

 

Linck

(519) 352-0440

495 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1C5

 

Children and Youth Services

 

Linck Child – Youth and Family Supports

(519) 352-0440

495 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 1C5

 

Family Service Kent

http://familyservicekent.com

(519) 354-6221

50 Adelaide Street South, Chatham, ON. N7M 6K7

 

ACCESS Option Minds Chatham-Kent, Youth Wellness

http://accessopenminds.ca/our-site/chatham-kent-on

(519) 437-6329

140 King Street West, Chatham, ON. N7M 1E2

Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent

http://www.ctc-ck.com

(519) 354-0520

355 Lark Street, Chatham, ON. N7L 5B2

 

Chatham-Kent Health and Family Services

http://www.chatham-kent.ca

(519) 351-8573

435 Grand Ave West, Chatham, ON. N7L 3Z4

 

Choices Child & Adolescent Services

http://choiceschild.com

(519) 351-2447

7201-7833 Angler Line, Dover Centre, ON. N0P 1L0

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent

http://bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/chathamkent

(519) 351-1582

137 Queen Street, Chatham, ON. N7M 2G7

 

LGBTQ2+ Resources

 

CK Pride 

http://ckpride.com

 

Indigenous Support

 

Stepping Stones Delaware Nation Site

http://www.ssssp.ca

(519) 692-3936

22268 Centre Road, Thamesville, ON. N0P 2K0

 

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

(519) 692-9922

22361 Austin Line, Bothwell, ON. N0P 1C0

 

Federal First Nation Health Centre

(519) 692-3969

14737 School House Line, Thamesville, ON. N0P 2K0

 

Walpole Island Community Service Program

(519) 627-0767

1604 River Road, Wallaceburg, ON. N8A 4K9

 

Wulamaliswiikaan Delaware Nation – 519-692-3936

www.delawarenation.on.ca