Goderich

Schedule of Services

 

On-Site Mediation

Tuesday 9:00am – 3:30pm

Mandatory Information Program

Friday once a month 9:30am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Wednesdays 9:00am – 3:30pm

For more information, please contact us at:

1-888-796-0483 – Ext 706

goderich@mediationsouth.com

Community Resources and Services Information


LEGAL RESOURCES   

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

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 or call 1-855-947-5255.

Free Legal Information & Referrals

Legal Line is a Federal not-for-profit organization providing Free easy-to-understand legal information in over 2,100 topics, covering 48 major areas of law. Information covers Federal, Provincial and Territorial laws, and is available in 107 languages. Those who need further help are referred to experts — lawyers, paralegals, government offices, and other professionals. For more information, go to: https://www.legalline.ca/

Limited Scope Practicing Lawyers

If you would like to receive legal advice at an hourly rate avoiding a retainer fee, you can try Limited Scope Practicing Lawyers. You can find a list of lawyers within your area that offer this service at – http://www.familylawlss.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

Steps to Justice / CLEO Community Legal Education Ontario

Step-by-step information about legal problems. Reliable, practical, and easy to understand. 

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

 

Use CLEO’s free online interviews to fill out legal forms, draft letters, and identify your next steps. The Guided Pathways ask you questions and then use your answers to fill in the forms and letters you need. When you are done, you can save and print your papers.

www.stepstojustice.ca/guided-pathways

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: https://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

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

GODERICH COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Addiction Services 

Red Roof Recovery

http://redroofrecovery.com

(519) 616-3636

125 Wolfe Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 1V7

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services

http://cmhatv.ca

(519) 235-0335

149 Thames Road West, Exeter, ON. N0M 1S3

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance – Stratford General Hospital

http://www.hpha.ca

(519) 272-8210

46 General Hospital Drive, Stratford, ON. N5A 2Y6

Choices for Change

http://choicesforchange.ca

(519) 271-6730

10 Downie Street, Stratford, ON. N5A 7K4

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Child Protection ADR Services (ADR-Link) – London Family Court Clinic

http://lfcc.on.ca/services/coordination/adr-link/

(519) 679-7250

254 Pall Mall St. #200, London, ON. N6A 5P6

Collaborative Family Lawyers – Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

http://oacp.co/find-a-professional/

The Family Mediation Centre 

http://www.mediationcentre.com

(519) 673-1219

Toll Free: 1-888-796-0483 ext 706

560 Wellington Street, 5th floor, London, ON. N6A 3R4

goderich@mediationsouth.com

Training/Education/Employment Services

Huron & Bruce Safe T Training

http://hbsafetytraining.ca

(519) 357-37211

160 Potter Street, Wingham, ON. N0G 2W0

The Centre for Employment & Learning

http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

(519) 482-1700

60 Mary Street, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

41 West Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 1M4

Partners in Employment

http://www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

1-888-729-9675

38 East Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 1N3

Southwestern Recruitment Solutions

(519) 235-1749

46 Snider Crescent, Exeter, ON. N0M 1S2

AK Resourcing

http://akresourcing.ca

(519) 524-7772

54 West Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 2K3

Goodwill Career Centre

http://www.goodwillindustries.ca

(519) 332-4333

1249 London Road, Sarnia, ON. N7S 4T3

Transportation

Huron Shores Area Transit

http:/www.huronshoresareatransit.ca

1-888-465-0783

1 81 Crescent Street, Grand Bend, ON. N0M 1T0

PC Connect

http://www.perthcounty.ca/pcconnect

1-888-465-0783

Murphy Bus Lines – Clinton, ON. – Depot

(519) 482-3493

64 Huron Street, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

Counselling and Support Services

Community Psychiatric Services

http://www.amgh.ca/communitypsychservices

1-877-695-2524

274 Huron Road, Goderich, ON. N7A 3A2

Bluewater Counselling Services

(519) 238-8417

40 Ontario Street South, Grand Bend, ON. N0M 1T0

Family Services Perth-Huron

http://familyservicesperth-huron.ca

(519) 273-1020

142 Waterloo Street South, Stratford, ON. N5A 4B4

Community Support for Families Huron County

http://www.clch.ca

(519) 482-3557

58 Mart Street, Clinton, ON. N7A 3X9

Victim Services of Huron County

http://www.victimserviceshuron.ca

(519) 600-4108

325 Albert Street, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

One Care Home & Community Support

http://onecaresupport.ca

(519) 524-2228

110 Picton Street West, Goderich, ON. N7A 3S9

Community Living – Central Huron 

http://www.clch.ca

(519) 524-7362

267 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich, ON. N7A 4H8

Cheshire Independent Living Services

http://cheshirelondon.ca

(519) 482-7542

79 Wellington Street, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

Huron-Perth Centre

http://www.hpcentre.on.ca

(519) 482-3931

73 Wellington Street, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

Alzheimer Society of Huron County

http://alzheimer.ca/huroncounty/en

(519) 482-1482

317 Huron Street, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

Wilson House Supportive Living Residence

http://www.supportiveliving.ca

(905) 714-9517

30 Wilson Street, Seaforth, ON. N0K 1W0

Enforcement of Court Orders

The Family Responsibility Office 

http://www.ontario.ca/FRO

(416) 326-1818

Toll-Free 1-800-267-7263

Support Lines

Assaulted Women’s Help Line

http://awhl.org

Toll-Free 1-866-863-0511

Text – #SAFE on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Senior’s Safety Line – 1-866-299-1011

Fem’Aide

http://www.femaide.ca

1-877-336-2433

Talk4Healing – Culturally grounded helpline for Indigenous women

http://www.talk4healing.com

1-888-200-9997

Victim Support Line

1-888-579-2888

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Referral Service

1-866-887-0015

Huron Perth Help Line & Crisis Response Team 

http://www.hpcentre.on.ca

1-888-829-7484

Kid’s Help Phone

http://kidshelpphone.ca

1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868

Shelters

Huron Women’s Shelter

http://huronwomensshelter.ca

(519) 524-5333

376 Huron Road, Goderich, ON. N7A 3A5

Second Stage Housing of Huron

http://huronwomensshelter.ca/second-stage-housing

(519) 235-3183

236 Carling Street, Exeter, ON. N0M 1S2

(519) 524-1620

255 Bayfield, Goderich, ON. N7A 3G5

Safe Homes for Youth

http://huronsafehomes.com

1-800-361-1640

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

http://shelterlink.org

(519) 272-2294

130 Youngs Street, 3rd Floor, Stratford, ON. N5A 1J7

Food Banks

Salvation Army Family Services/Food Bank

(519) 291-2900

326 Main Street East, Listowel, ON. N4W 2B9

Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre

http://huroncountyfoodbank.org

(519) 913-2362

39978 Crediton Road, Centralia, ON. N0M 1K0

Seaforth and District Food Bank

(519) 527-0281

72 Main Street South, Seaforth, ON. N0K 1W0

North Huron Community Food Share

http://nhfoodshare.ca

(519) 357-2277

405 Josephine Street, Unit D, Wingham, ON. N0G 2W0

St. Vincent De Paul Society

http://svdpgoderich.ca

(519) 524-1087

441 Macewan Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 4M1

The Table Community Food Centre

http://thetablecfc.org

(613) 267-6428

190 Gore Street East, Perth, ON. K7H 1K3

Supervised Access Centres

Supervised Access Program – Huron/Perth – Emily Murphy Centre

http://www.emilymurphycentre.com

(519) 482-8766

Finances

Canada Pension Plan (C.P.P.) 

http://www.canada.ca

1-800-277-9914

Employment Insurance (E.I.)

London Service Canada Centre

http://www.canada.ca

1-800-529-3742

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

(519) 482-8505

77722 London Road, Unit D, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

Ontario Works! (O.W.)

(519) 482-8505

77722 London Road, Unit D, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

Trillium Drug Program

http://www.ontario.ca

1-800-575-5386

Ontario Electricity Support Program (O.E.S.P.)

http://www.ontarioelectricitysupport.ca

1-855-831-8151

Child Care Fee Subsidy Program 

(519) 482-8505

Canada Child Benefit (C.C.B.)

Canada Revenue Agency 

http://www.canada.ca

1-800-387-1193

Ontario Child Benefit (O.C.B.)

Ontario Ministry of Finance

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en

1-800-387-1193

My Support Calculator 

http://www.mysupportcalculator.ca

Mental Health Services

Canadian Mental Health Association Perth

http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

(519) 273-1391

540 Huron Street, Stratford, ON. N5A 5T9

Listowel Mental Health Services

http://www.hpha.ca/listowelmentalhealth

(519) 291-1320

Crisis: 1-888-829-7484

255 Elizabeth Street East, Listowel, ON. N4W 2P5

Seniors Mental Health

1-866-527-8421 ext. 4818

Huron-Perth Centre

http://www.hpcentre.on.ca

(519) 271-3373 

63 Lorne Ave East, #2A, Stratford, ON. N5A 6S4

Legal Resources

Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic

http://www.huronperthlegalclinic.ca

(519) 524-4406

44 North Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 2T4

Huron County Process Servers

http://www.huroncountyprocessservers.com

(519) 671-0306

56 Harpurhey Road, Seaforth, ON. N0K 1W0

Huron Perth Community Legal

http://huronperthlegalclinic.ca

(519) 271-4556

59 Lorne Ave East, Stratford, ON. N5A 6S4

Child Protection Services 

Children’s Aid Society of Huron County

http://h-pcas.ca

(519) 524-7356

413 Macewan Street, Goderich, ON. N7A 4M1

Child and Youth Services

Safe Homes for Youth

http://huronsafehomes.com

1-800-361-1640

Aspire Youth Services Inc.

http://aspireyouth.ca

(416) 417-7098

1 Nelson Street East, Goderich, ON. N7A 1R7

Community Support for Families Huron County

http://www.clch.ca

(519) 482-3557

58 Mary Street, Clinton, ON. N7A 3X9

Goderich Huron YMCA

http://www.ymcaswo.ca/locations/goderich-huron-ymca

(519) 524-2125

190 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich, ON. N7A 4N4

Huron Respite Network

http://www.clch.ca

(519) 482-3115

15 Rattenbury Street East, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

United Way Perth-Huron

http://perthhuron.unitedway.ca

(519) 271-7730

32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON. N5A 2M4

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron 

http://southhuron.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

(519) 235-1780

355 Main Street South, Exeter, ON. N0M 1S0

Rural Response for Healthy Children

http://www.rrhc.on.ca

(226) 699-0707

LGBTQ2+ Support

Huron County Pride 

http://huroncountypride.ca

pridehuroncounty@gmail.com

LGBT – Youth Help Line

1-800-268-9688

PFLAG – Goderich

http://www.pflagcanada.ca

1-877-837-6143 ext 2257

77722 London Road, Clinton, ON. N0M 1L0

goderichon@plagcanada.ca

Indigenous Support

Sarnia Lambton Native Friendship Centre

http://slnfc.org

(519) 344-6164

233 Lochiel Street, Sarnia, ON. N7T 4C9

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

http://www.soahac.on.ca

(519) 672-4079

427 William Street, Suite 425, London, ON. N6B 3E1

Indigenous Trauma Specialist Counselling & Psychotherapy

http://www.firstnationscounselling.com

1-855-339-1666

210-186 King Street, London, ON. N6A 1C7

Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board

http://huronia.biz

(519) 376-9400

1101 2nd Ave East, Unit 1131A, Owen Sound, N4K 2J1

Aamjiwnaang First Nation

http://aamjiwnaang.ca

(519) 336-8410

978 Tashmoo Ave, Sarnia, ON. N7T 7H5

M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre

http://mwikwedong.com

(519) 371-1147

1045 3rd Ave West, Owen Sound, ON. N4K 5W6

Saugeen Native Drug & Alcohol Counselling Centre

1-800-797-2882