St. Thomas

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm

Mandatory Information Program

Friday twice a month 9:30am -11:30am

Information and Referral Coordination

Monday 9:00am – 12:00pm & Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

For more information, please contact us at: 519-631-4810 Ext 1149

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

 

  1. Addiction Services

Addiction Services of Thames Valley

519-673-3242

Al-A Teen and Al-Anon London & Area

519-457-9393 (Local Answering Service)

www.london-on-al-anon.org

ConnexOntario 

Access to Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Services

1-866-531-2600

Alcoholics Anonymous Elgin County

519-633-0430

www.aalondon.org/

 

  1. Alternative Dispute  Resolution Services

The Family Mediation Centre

St. Thomas,ON

519-631-4810 x1149

1-88-796-0483 x701

Ontario Association for Family Mediation

www.oafm.on.ca

ADR Institution Ontario

www.adrontario.ca

Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

www.oclf.ca

 

  1. Training / Education / Employment Services

Thames Valley District School Board

519-452-2000

www.tvdsb.on.ca

Adult and Continuing Education

519-631-0231 

London District Catholic School Board

519-663-2088

Employment Services Elgin

519-631-5470

Aylmer Community Services 

25 Centre Street 

Aylmer, ON

519-765-2082

Balaclava Street Adult and Alternative Education Centre 

20 Balaclava Street 

St. Thomas, ON

519-631-0231

 

  1. Transportation

City of St. Thomas Transit  

519- 631-0001

Cox Cabs

519-631-1800

Redline Taxi

519-631-1200

 

  1. Counselling and Supportive Services

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

519- 633-1781 

Central Community Health Association

519-633-7989

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of St. Thomas

519-633-3830

Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit

519-631-9900

Community Care Access Centre

519-631-9907

Mennonite Community Services- Aylmer Resource Centre 519-765-3020

Victim Witness Assistance Program

519-633-1920

Community Living Elgin

519-631-9222

East Elgin Family Health Team

519-773-3715 

Elgin Counselling and Mediation Centre Inc.**

519-633-4423

Violence Against Women Services Elgin County

519-633-0155

24/7 Toll Free # 1-800-265-4305

Victim Services Elgin

519-631-3182

Newcomer Settlement Services

519-631-9800

 

  1. Enforcement of Court Orders

The Family Responsibility Office

https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/familyResponsibility/

 

  1. Help Lines

Mental Health Helpline
1.866.531.2600Assault Women’s Help Line

Crisis Line 1-866-863-0511

www.awhl.org

Kids Help Line

1-800-668-6868

Fem’ aid (Assistance for French-Speaking Women)

Toll Free # 1-877-336-2433

Assault Women’s Help Line

Crisis Line 1-866-863-0511

www.awhl.org

London Distress Centre Crisis Line

519-667-6711

Victim Support Line

Toll Free # 1-888-579-2888

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (OPGH)

www.opgh.on.ca

Toll Free # 1-888-230-3505

 

  1. Shelters

Access to Affordable Housing

519-631-9350 * choose option 3

www.housingconnections.ca

YWCA

519-631-9800

Fresh Start Support Services

519-637-7775

Inn Out of the Cold- St. Thomas & Elgin 

519-637-9898

(Mid October – End of March)

Men’s Mission and Rehabilitation Centre

519-433-2807

www.missionservices.ca

St. Thomas Elgin Second Stage Housing

519-637-2288

Violence Against Women, Services Elgin County 

519-633-0155

Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter

519-433-2807

www.missionservices.ca

YWCA- Women’s Residence

519-631-9800

 

  1. Supervised Access Centres

Merrymount Supervised Access Programming

519-637-1667 

 

 

  1.  Finances

Canada Pension Plan

1-800-277-9914

Ontario Works

519-631-9350

McLay & Company Inc.- Trustee in Bankruptcy

1 -844-616-2529

   

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

519-438-5111

Consolidated Credit Counselling Services of Canada

Toll Free # 1-844-402-3073

Adamson & Associates

519-633-8185

Credit Counselling Program- Family Services 

519-433-0159

 

 

  1. Mental Health Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

519- 633-1781 

Psychiatric Survivors Network

519-631-1580

Mental Health Helpline
1-866-531-2600

St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health

519-646-6100 ext 44028

 

  1. Legal Resources

Legal Aid Ontario

https://www.legalaid.on.ca/

Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Services

519-631-3182

Advice Lawyer

4 Wellington Street

St. Thomas, ON

Every Monday (except holidays) 9:00-12:00pm & Wednesday 1:00-4:00pm

Citizenship and Immigration

Toll Free # 1-888-242-2100

Elgin Oxford Legal Clinic

519-633-2638

Family Law Information Centre

519-631-4810 ext.1149

4 Wellington Street

St. Thomas, ON

Fridays 9:30am – 12:00pm

 

  1. Child Protection Services

Family and Children’s Services of St. Thomas and Elgin County

519-631-1492

Toll Free # 1-800-260-6960

 

  1. Children and Youth

Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness

99 Edward St, St. Thomas, ON 

(519) 637-2673

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of St. Thomas

519-633-3830

Ontario Early Years Centre

519-631-9496

Merrymount Children’s Services 

510-434-6848

Talbot Teen Drop-In Centre

745 Talbot St, 

St. Thomas, ON

(519) 631-8820

 

 

  1. LGBT2Q+ Support

St Thomas-Elgin Rainbow Alliance  

stthomaselginrainbowalliance@outlook.com 

www.stera.ca

 

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

 1-800-268-9688

 www.youthline.ca

PFLAG Canada London   519-686-7691

Open Closet (OC)

opencloset@hivaidsconnection.ca

Unitarian Fellowship of London

519-451-0424

557 Clark Rd, London

 www.unitarianfellowshipoflondon.org

 

 

  1.  Food Banks

 

Caring Cupboard Food Bank

519-633-5308

 

Salvation Army (The)

105 Edward St
St Thomas, ON

Community and Family Services    

519-633-4509 

Thrift Store: 519-631-3206

 www.thesalvationarmystthomas.ca

The Grace Cafe – St Thomas – Street Mission and Soup Kitchen  

10 Queen St
St Thomas, ON

 519-860-2513 

ginny@thegracecafe.ca

www.thegracecafe.ca

 

 

 
 
 

 

  1. Indigenous Support

N’Amerind Friendship Centre

(519) 672-0131

 

Nokee Kwe – The South London Employment Help Centre

 1069 1069 Wellington Road, London,ON

519-667-7088

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre   

425-427 William St
London, ON 

519-672-4079

www.soahac.on.ca

 

 

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