Sarnia

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Tuesday & Wednesday 9:15am – 2:45pm and every other Thursday 9:30am – 1:00pm

Mandatory Information Program

Tuesday twice a month 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Tuesday & Wednesday 9:15am – 2:45pm and every other Thursday 9:30am – 1:00pm

For more information, please contact us at: 519-355-2950 ext 2480

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aasarnialambton.com

519-337-5211

Narcotics Anonymous

www.orscna.org

519-661-0119

1-800-573-0920

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

www.camf.net

1-800-463-6273

Withdrawal Management Program

89 Norman Street Sarnia Ontario

519-332-4679

Withdrawal Management Centre (Detox Centre) – Salvation Army

281 Wellington Street

London Ontario 

519-432-7241

Al-Anon Family Groups (Sarnia)

www.al-anon.alateen.on.ca

519-337-5211

Westover Treatment Centre

2 Victoria Street South

Thamesville Ontario 

519-692-5110 or 1-800-721-3232

Addiction Services and Program Gambling Services

89 Norman Street Sarnia Ontario

519-464-4400 ext 5370

New Beginnings Clinic – Drug Addiction Treatment Centre

130 Milton Street North

Sarnia Ontario 

226-778-6013

ConnexOntario Health Services

www.connexontario.ca

519-439-0174 or 1-800-565-8603

MotherRisk

www.motherrisk.org

1-877-327-4636

Aamjiwnaag First Nation

www.aamjiwnaang.ca

519-332-6770 or 1-888-220-2262

 

Alternative dispute resolution services

The Family Mediation Centre

www.mediationcentre.com

Sarnia Site: 519-355-2950 ext 2480

Sarnia Courthouse, Lower Level

London 519-673-1219 

Collaborative Family Lawyers

www.collabfamilylaw.ca

 

Training/Education/Employment services

Accessible Employment Resource Centre 

www.aercsarnia.com

519-332-4004

Employment Transitions

551 Exmouth Avenue

Sarnia ON 519-332-0560 

Aamjiwnaag First Nation Employment and Training Programs and Services 

https://www.aamjiwnaang.ca/employment-and-training/

519-336-8410 ext 249

 

Organization for Literary in Lambton (serving Adults and Children) 

180 College Ave North

https://readsarnia.org/

519-332-4876 

Jobstart Employment Centre

660 Oakdale Avenue Sarnia Ontario

519-332-4004

Job Connect 

(Lambton College)

Sarnia Ontario 519-541-2404

Express Employment Professionals 

347 Christina Street North Sarnia Ontario 

https://www.expresspros.com/sarniaon/

519-336-7962 

Alternative and Continuing Education Centre, Literary and Basic Skill

519-383-8787

SOS Personnel (Sarnia)

189 Wellington Street Sarnia Ontario 

https://sospersonnelinc.com/

519-336-6620

Goodwill Industries Career

1249 London Road Sarnia Ontario 

https://goodwillindustries.ca/goodwill-career-centre/

519-332-4333 

Work Place Employment Resource Centre

265 Front Street North

Sarnia Ontario

www.theworkplacegroup.ca

Lambton-Kent District School Board

200 Wellington Street 

Sarnia Ontario 

https://www.lkdsb.net/Pages/default.aspx#/=

519-336-1500 

Lambton College Employment Services, 4248 Oil Heritage Road, Petrolia Ontario

CES@lambtoncollege.ca

519-882-3404

Transportation

Sarnia Transit

519-336-3271

Sarnia Care-A-Van

519-336-3789

Canadian Red Cross Transportation

519-332-6880

Walpole First Nation Transportation

519-627-8421

Aamjiwnaag First Nation Medical Transportation

519-332-6770

Canadian Cancer Wheels of Hope

519-332-0042

My Designated Driver

519-465-4315 

Lambton Elderly Outreach Transportation

519-845-1353

Counselling and Support Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

www.cmhalambton.org

519-337-5411

Lambton Family Initiative 

109 Durand Street

http://www.lmwc.ca/lambton-family-initiative.html

519-344-5602 

Sexual Assault Survivors Centre – Sarnia Lambton

www.sexualassaultsarnia.on.ca

519-337-3154 

Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia Lambton (24 hour crisis line) 

https://www.womensintervalhome.com/

519-336-5200 or 

1-800-265-1412 

The Family Counselling Centre 

1086 Modeland Road 

Sarnia Ontario 

http://www.familycounsellingctr.com/

519-336-0120 or 1-800-831-3031

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton 

555 Christina Street North

Sarnia Ontario 5

https://www.victimservices.on.ca/

519-344-8861, ext. 5328

Circles: Ending Poverty in the County of Lambton 

www.lambtoncircles.com

519-344-2062

Lambton Elderly Outreach (offers support for people 60t) 519-845-1353

https://www.lambtonelderlyoutreach.org/

NeighborLink (helping people live independently with dignity) 519- https://neighbourlinksarnia.org/

336-5465

St. Clair Child and Youth Services 

129 Kendall Street 

Point Edward Ontario 

https://www.stclairchild.ca/

519-337-3701

St. Clair Child and Youth Services 

129 Kendall Street 

Point Edward Ontario 

519-337-3701 

 

 

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 

www.awhl.org

1-866-863-0511 

Canada Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program 

1-877-746-1963

Sarnia Police 

519-344-8861

Lambton County OPP

1-888-310-1122 

Kids Help Line 

1-800-668-6868

Fem’Aide 

1-877-336-2433 

(French Language Help)

Distress Line 

Sarnia-Lambton

519-336-3000

Lambton Mental Health Crisis Line 

519-336-3445

211Ontario.ca

Victim/Witness Support Line

1-888-579-2888

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 

www.opgh.on.ca

1-888-230-3505

Line for Male Survivors

Confidential Listening and Support 

1-866-887-0015 

Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers

1-800-222-8477

Ontario Suicide Prevention Network

1-416-670-4689 

Ontario Association of Distress Centres

www.dcontario.org/centres.html

Shelters 

River City Vineyard

519-383-8463

260 Mitton Street Sarnia Ontario 

Inn of the Good Shepherd

519-336-5941

444 Kathleen Avenue 

Sarnia Ontario 

Women’s Interval Home 

1-800-265-1412

681 Oxford Street Sarnia Ontario 

https://www.womensintervalhome.com/

Huron House Boys’ Home

2473 Lakeshore Road 

Bright’s Grove Ontario 

519-869-4000

Salvation Army

519-344-1142

970 Confederation Street

Sarnia Ontario 

The Hub (for Youth) 

10 Lorne Crescent

Sarnia Ontario 

519-344-2841 

 

Supervised Access Centres

Supervised Access Program Lambton

297 Stuart Street

Sarnia Ontario 

519-384-0917

Children’s Aid Society 

Family Visit Centre 

519-336-0623 

Finances

MySupport Calculator.ca (free online child and spousal support calculator) 

Financial Fitness Centre

402 East Street North 

Sarnia Ontario 519-542-1130

Habitat for Humanity – Sarnia Lambton 

519-339-7957 ext 222

Family Responsibility Office 

1-416-326-1818

St. Vincent de Paul Help Centre

228 Davis Street, Sarnia Ontario

519-337-1058 

 

Mental Health Services

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

www.camf.net 

1-800-463-6273

Canadian Mental Health Association 

www.cmhalambton.org

519-337-5411

CYCC Network 

www.cyccnetwork.org

1-902-494-4087

Lambton Mental Health Crisis Line 519-336-3445

1-800-307-4319

DISTRESS Line – Sarnia-Lambton 

519-336-3000 or 

1-800-347-8737 

Lambton Family Initiative 

519-344-5602

109 Durand Street Sarnia Ontario

St. Clair Child and Youth Services 

Walk-In Therapy Clinic 

519-337-3701

 

Legal Resources

Lawyer Referral Service

1-800-268-8326 

Community Legal Education (CLEO)

www.cleo.on.ca or www.stepstojustice.ca

416-408-4420 

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl

Legal Aid Ontario

1-800-668-8258 

Community Legal Assistance Sarnia

201 Front Street North, Suite 407

519-332-8055 

Family Law Information Centre

(FLIC) Sarnia Courthouse

Family Law Education for Women 

www.onefamilylaw.ca

Department of Justice Canada

www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df

Ontario Court Forms Website

www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca

 

Child Protection Services

Children’s Aid Society 

161 Kendall St. Point Edward

519-336-0623

Mnaasged Child and Family Services 

Aamjiwnaang First Nation Administration Office 

978 Tashmoo Avenue

519-383-0404

Canadian Centre for Child Protection 

www.missingkids.ca

204-945-5735

The Corporation of the County of Lambton – Social Services 

789 Broadway Street

Wyoming 

519-344-2062 x 2010

The Family Counselling Centre 

Building 1030 – 1086 Modeland Road, 2nd Floor Sarnia Ontario 

519-336-0120

Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention (Canadian Red Cross) 

 

Children and Youth

St. Clair Child and Youth Services 

129 Kendall Street

Point Edward 

519-337-3701

Best Start…Best Future

www.ourbeststart.ca/lambton

519-344-2062 ext 2201

Pathways Health Centre for Children

1240 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario 

519-542-3471

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton

10 Lorne Crescent 

Sarnia Ontario

519-336-0460 

Rebound

10 Lorne Crescent

Sarnia Ontario

519-344-2841

The Hub

10 Lorne Crescent

519-344-2841

Wasa-Nabin Youth Program

www.ofic.org

Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia-Lambton 

Lochiel Kiwanis Club 

519-337-3651

Ontario Early Years Centre

www.ontarioearlyyears.ca

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

 

Sarnia Pride Alliance 

226-349-1265

Sarnia Speaks

www.sarniaspeaks.org

519-328-2220

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line 

1-800-268-9688

Rainbow Health Ontario

info@rainbowhealthontario.ca

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound Spectrum (drop in space for all LGBTQ2+ youth)

519-344-2841

Coming Out Over Coffee (for those who identify as trans or questioning)

2092 London Line Sarnia Ontario

 

Food Banks

Inn of the Good Shepherd

115 John Street

Sarnia Ontario

519-344-1746

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

228 Davis Street

Sarnia Ontario 

519-337-1058

The Salvation Army 

970 Confederation Street

Sarnia Ontario 519-337-3011

 

Indigenous Support

 

Sarnia Lambton Native Friendship Centre 

233 Lochiel Street

Sarnia Ontario 

519-344-6164

Aboriginal Legal Services 

Gladue Court 

www.aboriginallegal.ca/gladue-court.

(Gladue Court held in Sarnia every Thursday)

Ojibways of Walpole Island 

519-627-1481

Chippewas of Sarnia Industrial Park

519-336-9053

Little Friends Child and Family Development Centre

295 Essex Street, Sarnia 

519-339-0932

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

1-416-326-4017

Kettle Point Health Centre

519-786-5647

www.kettlepoint.org 

Aamjiwnaang First Nation Heath Centre

519-332-6770

Walpole Island First Nation Home and Community Care

www.walpoleislandfirstnation.ca

519-627-8421

 

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