Stratford

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00pm &Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm

Mandatory Information Program

Friday twice a month 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00pm &Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm

For more information, please contact us at: 519-673-1219

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 – Stratford and

Perth County 

519-271-7755 or 1-800-706-9833

(24 hr)

www.centralwest3district4aa.org 

Addiction Services of Thames

Valley

519-673-3242

www.adstv.on.ca

Choices for Change 

1-877-218-0077

www.choicesforchange.ca

Connex Ontario Services

1-866-531-2600 

 

Alternative dispute resolution services 

Mediation 

The Family Mediation Centre

519-673-1219 

1-888-796-0483

www.mediationcentre.com

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Family Lawyers

www.collabfamilylaw.com

 

Training/Education/Employment Services

Employment Resource Centre – Stratford

519-272-1946 

www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

The Centre for Employment and Learning in Night School

519-271-4896

www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

Leads Employment Services

519-508-5323

www.leadsservices.com

ABL Employment

519-340-0464 

www.ablemployment.com

 

Transportation

Stratford City Stratford

519-217-0250

www.stratfordcanada.ca

 

Counselling and Support Services

Family Services – Perth –Huron

519-271-1020

1-800-268-0903

www.familyservicesperth-huron.ca

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth

519-271-9998

1-866-376-9852 

www.vsbgp.com

Canadian Mental Health Association – Huron/ Perth

519-273-1391

www.cmha-hp.on.ca

 

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

Mental Health Helpline

1-866-531-2600

www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

Ontario 211

211ontario.ca

Assaulted Women’s Hotline

416-863-0511

1-866-863-0511

www.awhl.org

Kids Help Phone

www.kidshelpphone.ca

1.800.668.6868

Victim Services Helpline

1-866-887-0015 – male survivor support

1-877-232-2610 – female survivor support

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Fem’aide: Francophone Helpine For Women

1-877-336-2433 

www.femaide.ca

 

Shelters

Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and

Support Services

24 Hour Crisis Line 519-271-5550

Toll Free Line 1-800-265-8598

Regular office Hours 519-271-5310

www.optimismplace.com 

The Salvation Army – Home Out of the Cold

226-222-2105

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

519-524-1087

Huron-Perth Safe Homes for Youth

1-800-361-1640

519-235-0433

Stratford / Perth Shelter link

1-888-829-7484

519-272-2294

Huron Women’s Shelter

519-524-5333

1-800-265-5506

www.huronwomensshelter.com

 

Supervised Access Centre

The Emily Murphy Centre

519-508-6101

1-888-508-6101

www.emilymurphycentre.com

 

Finance

Wilkinson and Keller Financial

Planning

208 Ontario Street

519-273-7377 

Monteith Financial Services

804 Ontario Street 

519-271-9778

MNP Ltd – Licensed Insolvency Trustee 

413 Hibernia Street

519-741-1999

 

Mental Health Services

Canadian Mental Health Association Perth 

540 Huron Street 

Stratford Ontario 

519-273-1391

Huron-Perth Centre – Family Counselor 

63 Lorne Avenue East 

519-273-3373

Stratford General Hospital –

Inpatient Mental Health Services 

519-272-8210 x 2479

Stratford Mental Health Team 

www.sfht.on.ca/mental-health

Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug

and Gambling Counselling Centre

Festival Square Building

10 Downie Street, 3rd Floor

Stratford Ontario N5A 7K4 

 

Legal Resources

Legal Aid Ontario – Stratford Duty Counsel

150 Huron Street

Stratford Ontario N5A 5S8 

1-866-641-8867

www.legalaid.on.ca

Family Law Information Centre – Perth County 

100 St. Patrick Street

Stratford Ontario N5A 7W1 

519-271-1850

Huron-Perth Community Legal Clinic 

59 Lorne Avenue East

Stratford Ontario N5A 6S4 

519-271-4556 

Law Society of Ontario – Lawyer Referral Services

Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West

Toronto Ontario M5H 2N6 

Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services

of Huron County

5 Huron Street

Stratford Ontario N5A 5S4

519-271-5221

CMHA – Community Support Program – Court Support

Services

540 Huron Street, Stratford Ontario N5A 5T9 

 

Child Protection Services

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society – Stratford Office

519-271-5290 (24hr)

1-800-668-5094

www.h-pcas.ca

639 Lorne Avenue East

Stratford Ontario N5A 6S4 

Family Services Perth-Huron

519-273-1020

1-800-268-0903

www.familyservicesperth-huron.ca

142 Waterloo Street S

Stratford Ontario N5A 4B4 

 

Children and Youth 

Huron-Perth Centre for Children and Youth – Perth

County

519-273-3373

1-877-596-6626

1-888-829-7484 (crisis response)

www.hpcentre.on.ca

63 Lorne Avenue East, Unit 2A

Stratford Ontario N5A 6S4 

Thames Valley Children’s Centre

240 Graff Street

Stratford Ontario N5A 6Y2 

Child and Parent Resource Institute 

600 Sanatorium Road 

London Ontario N6H 3W7 

1-877-494-2774

SmallTalk 

46 General Hospital Drive

Stratford Ontario N5A 2Y6 

519-272-8216 or 1-866-333-7716

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

LGBTQ2+  Youth Line

1-800-268-9688 

PFLAG Canada

Waterloo-Wellington-Perth Chapter

1-888-530-6777

www.pflagcanada.ca

 

Food Banks 

The Local Community Food Centre 

612 Erie Street 

Stratford Ontario 

Stratford House of Blessing

423 Erie Street

Stratford Ontario

Salvation Army 

230 Lightbourne Avenue

Stratford Ontario

 

Indigenous Support

OFIFC – Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

www.ofifc.org 

 

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