Owen Sound

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Wednesday & Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Mandatory Information Program

Wednesday first of the month 9:30am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

For more information, please contact us at: 519-370-2430 Ext:2261

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

Grey Bruce Health Services

495 9th Avenue East

519-376-3999

Hope GreyBruce Mental Health and Addiction Services 

1101, 2nd Avenue East # 206

519-371-4120

G & B House

509, 9th Avenue East

519-376-9495 

OATC – Drug Rehab and Addiction Services

www.drugrehab.ca

1-877-254-3348

 

Alternative dispute resolution services

Mediation: The Family Mediation Centre

www.mediationcentre.com

560 Wellington Street, 5th Floor

London Ontario N6A 3V4 

Local:  519 370 2430 x 2261

Child Protection ADR-Link                  

www.ifcc.on.ca/adr-link

Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

www.oclf.ca

Ontario Association for Family Mediation 

www.oafm.on.ca

 

Training/Education/Employment services

Georgian College 

1450, 8th Street East

519-376-0840

Driver Training

998 2nd Avenue East

519-371-5311 

Transport Training Centres of Canada

1717, 2nd Avenue East 

519-371-6512

Academy of Learning 

1-855-996-9977

Service Canada

1350, 16th Street East

Owen Sound 

1-800-622-6232

CPP – 1-800-277-9914

Employment Insurance 1-800-206-7218

 

 

Transportation

Owen Sound Transit 

1020 3rd Avenue East

519-376-3294

5 Star Taxi 

519-371-1231

Bayshore Taxi 

519-371-5555

 

Counselling and Support Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

1024 2nd Avenue East

519-371-3642

Hope Grey/Bruce Mental Health Services

1101, 2nd Avenue East

519-371-4120 

Owen Sound Counselling, Therapists, Psychologists

www.psychologytoday.com/home/ontario 

Grey Bruce Health Services 

519-376-2121

1-888-525-0552

Nikaanaganaa Counselling 

897 3rd Avenue East

Owen Sound 519-376-8628

Owen Sound Hospital – Counselling 

519-371-8850

My Dad’s Group/My Mom’s Group

Owen Sound and Walkerton

519 372 2720

Military Family Resource Centre

519 538 1371 x 6509

Families Change

www.FamiliesChange.ca

 

Enforcement of Court Orders

The Family Responsibility Office 

 www.ontario.ca/FRO

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

Help Lines

Mental Health Crisis Line 

1-877-470-5200 

Crisis Intervention Team

519-376-2121

Kids Help Phone 

1-800-668-6868 

Fem’Aide 

1-877-336-2433

Male Survivors Counselling 

519-482-3931

Ontario 211 

 

Shelters 

Women’s Centre of Grey-Bruce 

2048A, 9th Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 3H2 

1-800-265-3722

Saugeen First Nation – Kabaeshiwim Respite Women’s Shelter

24 Christine Street

Saugeen Shores Ontario N0H 2L0 

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey/Bruce – Housing Support Services

648 2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario 

Safe N Sound Residence

310, 8th Street East 

Owen Sound N4K 5P3 

519-470-7233

G & B House (Male)

Owen Sound 

519-376-9495

Women’s House

1 800 265 3026

www.whsbg.on.ca

Supervised Access Centres

Grey Bruce Supervised Access

365, 14th Street West

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 3X9 

 

Finances

Desmarais Financial Services

345, 8th Street 

Owen Sound Ontario

519-416-1600 

MNP Ltd Insolvency Trustees

345, 8th Street 

519-371-0690

BDO Debt Solutions 

1717, 2nd Street

Owen Sound Ontario 

519-372-0188 

Mental Health Services

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce

1101, 2nd Avenue East Suite 206

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 2J1 

519-371-4120

Community Mental Health Teams of Grey Bruce

1-877-888-5855

Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound Hospital 

1800, 8th Street East

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 6M9

5199376-2121 ext 2480

 

Legal Resources

Legal Aid Ontario 

www.legalaidontario.on.ca

1-800-668-8258

Community Legal Education

www.CLEO.on.ca

Family Law Education for Women

www.onefamilylaw.ca

Ministry of the Attorney General

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Office of the Children’s Lawyer

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca 

Victim Witness Assistance Program 

519-376-8927

https://stepstojustice.ca/family-law-guided-pathways/about

Guide to assist you in filling out your court forms

   

 

Child Protection Services

Grey Bruce Child and Family Services

www.bgcfs.ca

1-855-322-4453

519-371-4453 

 

Children and Youth

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Owen Sound

2nd Floor Harmony Centre

890, 4th Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario 

519-376-4449

Owen Sound Public Library 

YMCA of Owen Sound and Grey Bruce County

519-371-9230 

1-800-265-3711

648, 2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario 

N4K 2G8 

Kiwanis Sk8 and Bike Park 

Youth Drop In Centre

Unit 102-1077 

824 3rd Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 2K5 

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce “Let’s Talk” Program

1024, 2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound 519-371-3642 ext 175 

Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services

1793, 3rd Avenue West

Owen Sound N4K 6Y2 

keystone@kcyfs.com

Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth Online

519-507-3737

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Health Centre – Youth Mental Health Prevention Program 

519-534-0373

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

 

Grey Bruce Pride

greybruceprideinfo@gmail.com

PFLAG Canada – Owen Sound Chapter

519-371-7562

1-888-530-6777

www.pflagcanada.ca

Many Owen Sound Schools host Gay/Straight Alliances (GSA) 

 

Food Banks

Salvation Army Community Church

918. 2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario 

St. George’s Anglican Church

1049, 4th Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 5P7 

 

Indigenous Support

M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre

www.mwikwedong.com

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

1-877-454-0753

519-376-5508

www.soahac.on.ca

Nikaanaganaa Counselling and Learning Centre

519-376-3773

897 3rd Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 2S6 

Metis Nation of Ontario, Employment and Training 

380, 9th Street East

Owen Sound Ontario N4K 1P1 

www.metisnation.org 

Huronia Aboriginal Management Board

1043, 2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound Ontario 

519-376-9400 

Saugeen First Nation – Saugeen Native Drug and Alcohol Counselling

519-797-3792 ext 1005 

 

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