Goderich

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Tuesday 9:00am – 3:30pm

Mandatory Information Program

Friday once a month 9:30am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Wednesdays 9:00am – 3:30pm

For more information, please contact us at: 1-888-796-0483 – Ext 706

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 – Goderich 

Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Alliance 

1-888-829-7484

Choices for Change 

1-877-218-0077

Grey Bruce Withdrawal Management Services

519-376-5666

Ontario Gambling Helpline 

1-877-218-0077

Huron Addiction Services

1-877-837-6143

Narcotics Anonymous

1-888-811-3887

Alcoholics Anonymous

1-800-706-9833

Addiction Support Groups Huron Perth

Southwesthelpline.ca

Addiction Support Groups Huron Perth

519-376-9495

 

Alternative dispute resolution services

Mediation: The Family Mediation Centre

www.mediationcentre.com

44 North Street Goderich, ON

519-673-1219

1800-796-0483 ext 706

Child Protection ADR-Link                  www.ifcc.on.ca/adr-link

 

Training/Education/Employment services

The Centre for Employment 

and Learning

www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

519-524-1087

Connect Youth Perth Huron

Connectyouthperthhuron.ca/employment

VPI Working Solutions

519-881-4900

Ontario Jobs- Job Bank

www.jobbank.gc.ca/findajob

YMCA New Comer & Community Services

Owen Sound

London

519-371-9222

YMCA Employment Services

1-800-958-5186

 

Transportation

Transportation-Accessible-Huron-Perth

southwesthelpline.ca

Home & Community Support Services

1-844-482-7800

 

Counselling and Support Services

Goderich Community Psychiatric Services

www.mmhsio.on.ca

519-524-8316

Victim Services of Huron County

www.victimserviceshuron.ca

519-524-4108

Canadian Mental Health Association

1-888-875-2944

Maitland Valley/Goderich Family Health Team

519-524-6060

Clinton Family Health Team

519-482-3000

Seaforth Family Health Team

519-600-2273

Happy Valley Family Health Team/St. Mary’s

519-284-3450

Bluewater Family Health Team/Zurich

519-236-4314

Huron Community Family Health

519-887-8886

Team/Brussels

519-565-4141

Huron Community Health Team/Bayfield

519-357-3930

North Huron Family Health Team/Wingham

519-528-2810

North Huron Family Health Team/Lucknow

519-392-6813

North Huron Family Health Team/Teeswater

519-291-4200

North Perth Family Health Team/Listowel

IPIC Education and Counselling Services

1-800-574-2742

Family Services Perth Huron/Partner Assault Response

1-800-268-0903

Neighbours, Friends and Families

www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.ca

Sexual Assault Recovery Services/

Huron Women’s Shelter

1-800-265-5506

Victim Services of Huron County

www.victimserviceshuron.ca

519-524-4108

 

Enforcement of Court Orders

The Family Responsibility Office 

 www.ontario.ca/FRO

 416-326-1818 or toll free: 1-800-267-7263

 

Help Lines

Assaulted Women’s Help Line

Goderich Women’s Shelter Crisis Line

Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey Crisis Line

 

1-866-863-0511

1-800-265-5506

1-800-265-3026

Kids Help Line

WES for Youth On-Line

 

1-800-668-6868

519-507-3737

Fem’aide

Victim Support Line

Male Survivors Counselling

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Referral Service

211 Community and Social Services Help Line

Huron Perth Help Line & Crisis Response Team

www.femaide.ca

www.hpcentre.on.ca

1-877-336-2433

1-888-579-2888

519-482-3931

1-866-887-0015

211

1-888-829-7484

 

Shelters 

Women’s Shelter Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services

www.huronwomensshelter.com

519-524-5333

1-800-265-5506

Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey

London Abused Women’s Centre

www.whsbg.on.ca

519-396-9814

1-800-265-3026

519-432-2204

Rotary Respite House

Huron Safe Homes for Youth

Huron out of the Cold Program

Huron Respite Network

G&B House (Male)

Stratford

Salvation Army

Owen Sound

519-275-3647

1-800-361-1640

226-222-2105

519-482-3115

519-376-9495

 

Supervised Access Centres

Supervised Access and Visitation and Exchange Program

accesslou@wightman.ca

Huron-519-482-8766

Perth-519-508-6101

 

Finances

Family Services Perth-Huron

Family Literacy/Non-Profit Credit Counselling

1-800-268-0903

OMAFRA

Support and Financial Resources for Families

1-800-424-1300

Huron County Ontario Works

Huron/Perth

519-482-8505

Ontario Disability Support Program

Huron/Perth

1-800-565-5762

United Way 

My Support Calculator

The Salvation Army Income Tax Program

Huron/Perth

www.mysupportcalculator.ca

Goderich, ON

1-877-818-8867

519-524-2950

 

Mental Health Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

 

1-888-875-2944

Goderich Community Psychiatric Services

www.mmhsio.on.ca

519-524-8316

Huron Perth Addiction & Mental Health Alliance

Huron Perth Help Line & Crisis Response Team

Huron/Perth

1-888-829-7484

1-888-829-7484

 

Legal Resources

Legal Aid Ontario

Community Legal Education

Family Law Education for Women

Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)

WEDNESDAYS 

www.legalaid.on.ca

www.cleo.on.ca

www.onefamilylaw.ca

1 Courthouse Square, Goderich 

1800-668-8258 

Local-519-524-9612

519-524-2990 x1 x6

Ministry of Attorney General Website

Ontario Court Forms

Free Legal Answers and Referral

Law Society of Upper Canada Referral Service

Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Process Server

The Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services

Complaints about a Lawyer

John Howard Society

Choices for Change Court Support

Program

Youth Court Justice Assessments

Victim Witness Assistance Program

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca

www.legalline.ca

www.attorneygeneral.just.gov.on.ca

Upper Law Society of Canada

www.lfcc.on.ca

Huron County/Goderich Court

1-855-947-5255

1-416-947-5255

519-524-4406

416-314-8000

519-440-0562

519-524-6702

1-800-268-7568

519-438-4168

519-271-6730

519-679-7250

519-524-4085

 

Child Protection Services

Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society

 

519-524-7356 1-800-265-5198

Huron Respite Network

www.southwestrespitenetwork.ca

519-482-3115

 

Children and Youth

Salvation Army Community Alternatives for Youth

519-524-6702

 

Huron County Child Care

www.huroncounty.ca/childcare

1-888-371-5718

Huron Perth Centre for Children and Youth

 

Clinton-

519-482-3931

Stratford-                 519-273-3373

Listowel-

519-291-1088

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Huron

www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

519-524-4361

Thames Valley Children’s Centre

London

519-685-8700

Rural Response for Healthy Children

 

Clinton-

519-482-3931

Stratford-

519-273-3373

Listowel

519-291-1088

Healthy Smiles Ontario

 

1-844-296-6306

Youth Justice Court Assessments

Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

Mood Problems & Depression

Behaviour Problems

Anxiety

www.lfcc.on.ca

www.lfcc.on.ca

www.lfcc.on.ca

www.caringforkids.cps.ca

www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/anxious.htm

519-679-7250

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

 

Huron County Pride

www.huroncountypride.ca

Huron County Queer Events

www.queerevents.ca/event-city/huron

LGBT –Youth Hot Line

1-800-268-9688

PFLAG Canada

Kincardine Chapter

1-888-530-6777

Ext-568

Goderich Chapter

1-877-837-6143

Ext-2257

 

 

Food Banks

Food Bank Services 

St. Vincent de Paul

519-482-8505

211 Community and Social Services Help Line

Food Banks

Huron-Perth-southwesthealthline.ca

 

Indigenous Support

Indigenous Justice Program

519-633-2638

1-866-611-2311

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

Owen Sound-

1-844-737-0725

London-

519-672-4079

M’iwikwedong Native Cultural Centre

Owen Sound-

519-371-1147

Saugeen Native Drug & Alcohol Counselling Centre

1-800-797-2882

 

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