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 Services

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

If you require emergency services due to being in custody or in a shelter you can call 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5525, Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.  

 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:

http://www.legalaid.on.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 

CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario

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 or www.stepstojustice.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

 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: http://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

Survey

Please take a moment to tell us about our Mandatory Information Program at:

http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/info

 

Addiction Services

Al-Anon/Alateen

al-anon.alateen.on.ca/meetings/

pdf/9ChathamRegion.pdf 

519.352.2006  

Bluewater Methadone Clinic

bluewatermethadoneclinic.ca

519.351.5800

Chatham Kent Health Alliance

Addictions Program

www.ckha.on.ca/mentalhealth

1.866.299.7447

 

Alternative dispute resolution services 

ADR-Link

www.adr-link.ca

1.855.220.9393

 

Training/Education/Employment Services

Adult Language and Learning

www.adultlanguageandlearning.ca

519.354.7424

Employment Services Chatham

www.servicecanada.gc.ca

1.800.622.6232

Chatham Employment Resource

Centre

www.chatham-kent.ca/community-

services/jobs/employment-

resource-centres

519.436.1123

Goodwill Career Centre

goodwillekl.com/p/406/l/444/t/

Goodwill-Essex-Kent-

Lambton-%7C-find-A-Job-7C-

Job-Seeker-resource-and-

Information-Centre-

519.354.4400

Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre

www.chatham-kent.ca/SmallBusiness Centre/home

519.351.7700

Insight Advantage

www.insightadvantage.ca

519-355-1222

 

Transportation

Chatham-Kent Accessible Transit

www.chatham-kent.ca/community-

services/transportation/accessibletransit/

AccessibleTransitChatham

519.436.3233

Chatham-Kent Inter-Urban

Transit

www.chatham-kent.ca/

community-services/

transportation/InterUrbanTransit

519-360-1998

NeighbourLink

www.neighbourlinkck.com

519.352.5647

Chatham-Kent Conventional Transit

https://www.chatham-kent.ca/community-

services/transportation

519-360-1998

Home, James

www.homejames-ck.ca

519.351.3353

 

 

Counselling and Support Services

Caldwell Psychology

www.caldwellpsychology.com/index.asp

519.355.0282

Family Service Kent

familyservicekent.com

519.354.6221

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre

ckwc.ca

519-351-9144

Chatham-Kent Children’s Services

www.ckcs.on.ca

519-352-0440

Rain & Shine Behavioural

Counselling

www.rainandshine.on.ca

519.351.6657

 

 

Enforcement of Court Orders

The Family Responsibility Office 

 www.ontario.ca/FRO

1.416.326.1818 or toll free: 1.800.267.7263

 

Help Lines

Drug & Alcohol HelpLine

www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca

1.800.565.8603

Ontario 211

211ontario.ca

Parent HelpLine

1.888.603.9100

Kids Help Phone

www.kidshelpphone.ca

1.800.668.6868

Ontario Problem Gambling

Helpline

www.ProblemGamblingHelpline.ca

1.888.230.3505

Mental Health Helpline

www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

1.866.531.2600

 

Shelters

Canadian Mental Health

Association Lambton Kent Branch

lambtonkent.cmha.ca

519.627.9267

CK Homelessness Response

Line

519.354.6628

Tilbury Information and H.E.L.P. Centre

uwock.ca/programs/healthy-people-strong-communities/tilbury-information-and-h-e-l-p-centre

519.682.3771

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre

ckwc.ca

519-351-9144

Salvation Army Family & Housing Support

www.cksalvationarmy.org/#/category/family-services

519.354.1430

 

 

Supervised Access Centre

Family Service Kent

familyservicekent.com

519.354.6221

 

Finance

Family Service Kent

familyservicekent.com

519.354.6221

Tilbury Information and H.E.L.P. Centre

uwock.ca/programs/healthy-people-strong-communities/tilbury-information-and-h-e-l-p-centre

519.682.3771

Salvation Army Family & Housing Support

www.cksalvationarmy.org/#/category/family-services

519.354.1430

 

Mental Health Services

Canadian Mental Health

Association Lambton Kent Branch

lambtonkent.cmha.ca

519.627.9267

Mental Health Network of

Chatham-Kent

mhnck.com

519.351.3100

Chatham Kent Health Alliance

Mental Health Program

www.ckha.on.ca/mentalhealth

1.866.299.7447

 

Legal Resources

Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic

www.cklc.ca

519.351.6771

Legal Aid Family Law Service

Centre

www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/about

.asp?place=825910

519-352-3518

 

Child Protection Services

Chatham-Kent Children’s Services

519-352-0440

www.ckcs.on.ca/

 

Children and Youth 

Big Brothers-Big Sister

chathamkent.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

519.351.1582

Learning Disabilities Association 

of Chatham-Kent

ldchatham-kent.org/wp 

519.352.2024

Chatham-Kent Children’s Services

www.ckcs.on.ca

519-352-0440 

Rain & Shine Behavioural

Counselling

www.rainandshine.on.ca 

519.351.6657 

Family Service Kent

familyservicekent.com

519.354.6221

Salvation Army Family & Housing Support

www.cksalvationarmy.org/#/category/family-services

519.354.1430

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

CK Pride

www.ckpride.com

Ways Mental Health Support

ways.on.ca

519.354.4095

 

Food Banks 

FoodLink Chatham-Kent

letstalkfood-ck.com-food-vouchers

519.352.7270

 

Indigenous Support

Thunderbird Partnership

Foundation

thunderbirdpf.org

519.692.9922

Wulamaliswiikaan Delaware

Nation

delawarenation.on.ca

519.692.3936

Walpole Island Community

Service Program

walpoleislandfirstnation.ca/community

-service-program

519.627.0767

 

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