Woodstock

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Monday 9:00am – 3:30pm & Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Mandatory Information Program

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

Information and Referral Coordination

Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm & Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

Woodstock and Area Community Health Care

www.oxchc.ca

519-539-1111 ext 7

Clinic 461 

Drug Treatment Centre for Opioid Addictions

519-421-9557

Choices for Change 

www.choicesforchange.ca

1-877-218-0077

Connex Ontario Services

www.connexontario.ca

1-866-531-2600

Oxford County Human Services

www.oxfordcounty.ca

519-539-9800

1-800-755-0394

 

 

Alternative dispute resolution services

Mediation 

The Family Mediation Centre

www.mediationcentre.com

519-673-1219

1-888-796-0483

Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

WWW.oclf.ca

Collaborative Law

www.collabfamilylaw.com

 

Training/Education/Employment services

Community Employment Services Woodstock

www.cesoxford.ca

1-888-439-8161

Leads Employment Services

www.leadsservices.com

519-508-5323

Women’s Employment Resource Centre

519-421-2077

 

Transportation

Woodstock Transit

519-539-2382 ext 3130

 

Counselling and Support Services

Family Violence Counselling Program 

www.casoxford.on.ca

519-539-1276

1-800-250-7010

Victim Assistance Services Oxford County 

www.vasoc.on.ca

519-537-2824

Canadian Mental Health Association 

www.cmhaoxford.on.ca 

1-866-933-2023 (24hr)

 

Enforcement of Court Orders

The Family Responsibility Office 

 www.ontario.ca/FRO

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

 

Help Lines

Ontario 211 – Community and Social Services Help Line 

www.211ontario.ca 

Mental Health Line  

www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

416-863-0511

1-866-863-0511

Assaulted Women’s Hotline

www.awhl.org

519-271-6730

1-877-218-0077

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

www.choicesforchange.ca

Kids Help Phone 

www.kidshelpphone.ca

1-800-268-3062

Fem’Aide: Francophone Helpline for Women

1-877-336-2433

Victim Services Helpline

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

1-866-887-0015 – Male Survivor Helpline

1-877-232-2610 – Female Survivor Helpline 

   

 

Shelters 

Salvation Army Emergency Housing & Advocacy

519-539-6166

www.salvationarmy.ca

Oxford County Housing Corporation

519-421-3032

www.oxfordcounty.ca/Services-for-You/Human-Services/Shelter-and-Housing/Find-Housing

Ingamo Family Homes Inc.

519-421-0383

www.ingamohomes.com

 

Supervised Access Centres

Merrymount Children’s Centre – Woodstock 

www.merrymount.on.ca 

 

Finances

Woodstock Financial Services

95 Young Street

Woodstock Ontario N4S 3L6 

McLennan and Company

45 Light Street

Woodstock Ontario N4S 6G7 

BDO Debt Solutions Woodstock

94 Graham Street 

226-721-1136

Farber and Partners

69 Light Street # 7 

1-844-616-2529

 

Mental Health Services

CMHA Oxford

519-539-8055

Cmhaoxford.on.ca

Oxford Self-Help Network

519-539-8055

http://hosted.ocl.net/projects/selfhelp/

Tilsonburg Mental Health Clinic

519-688-0960

 

Conty of Oxford Family Counseling

519-421-4713

 

 

Legal Resources

Legal Aid

1-800-668-8258

TTY: 1-866-641-8867

Family Law Education for Women

(Immigrant, refugee and non status women)

www.onefamilylaw.ca

Lawyer’s Referral Service

1-800-268-8326

CLEONET

www.cleonet.ca

DAWN Ontario

Disabled Women’s Network Ontario

www.dawn.thot.net

 

 

Child Protection Services

Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County 

712 Peel Street

Woodstock Ontario N4S 0B4 

 

Children and Youth

Childrens Aid Society of Oxford County 

(Parenitng Support, Safe Sleep Initiatives, Child Protection)

519-539-6176

Oxford County Library 

Book Clubs, Homework Help and Story Times

519-539-9800

Tyke TALK 

Preschool Speech and Language

1-877-818-TALK

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness

Child and Youth Programs, Counselling, Parent Support

1-877-539-0463 

Woodstock and District Development Services (WDDS)

519-539-7447

Woodstock Hospital 

310 Julianna Drive 

Woodstock Ontario N4V 0A4 

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

Oxford County Pride

www.oxfordpride.ca

Oxford County Rainbow Coalition

gmilne@oxfordcounty.ca

PFLAG Canada

1-888-530-6777

LGBTQ2+ Youthline

1-800-268-9688

Pride Understanding

www.prideunderstanding.ca

QueerEvents

www.QueerEvents.ca

 

Food Banks

Salvation Army Community and Family Services Food Bank 

190 Huron Street 

Woodstock Ontario 

519-539-6166 

Operation Sharing – Food for Friends 

Woodstock

519-539-3361 

The Salvation Army 

www.woodstocksalvationarmy.com

 

Indigenous Support

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

www.ofifc.org

John Howard Society

Native Services Program

www.johnhoward.on.ca

Cultural and Traditional Resources

www.gatheringofnations.com

Nokee Kwe (Employment Centre)

104-1069 Wellington Road South

SOAHAC – Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

www.soahac.on.ca

Nimkee NupiGawagan Youth Treatment Centre

www.nimkee.ca

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