Sarnia

Schedule of Services

On-Site Mediation

Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am – 1:00pm

Mandatory Information Program

Tuesday twice a month 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Information and Referral Coordination

Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am – 3:00pm

For more information, please contact us at:

1-888-796-0483 Ext 705

sarnia@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

 

SARNIA COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

 

Addiction Services

 

Alcoholics Anonymous 

www.aasarnialambton.com

519-337-5211

 

Narcotics Anonymous

www.orscna.org

English: 1-888-811-3887 

French: 1-800-385-7247

Farsi: 1-888-377-7881

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

www.camf.net

1 800 463-2338 (main switchboard) 

416 535-8501 (Access services) 

 

Withdrawal Management Program 

89 Norman Street Sarnia Ontario

(519) 332-4673

 

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

 

Aamjiwnaag First Nation

www.aamjiwnaang.ca

Health Department: 519-332-6770 or 1-888-220-2262

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services 

 

The Family Mediation Centre

www.mediationcentre.com

1-888-796-0483 Ext 705

 

Collaborative Family Lawyers – Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

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

 

Training/Education/Employment Services

 

Accessible Employment Resource Centre

www.aercsarnia.com

519-332-4004

 

Community Living Sarnia Lambton (CLSL)/Employment Transitions 

551 Exmouth St, 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

 

Literacy Lambton (Organization for Literacy in Lambton)

180 College Ave North

https://www.literacylambton.org/

519-332-4876 

 

Jobstart Employment Centre/ Employment Transitions

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 

 

Lambton Kent District School Board, Adult & Continuing Education 

340 Murphy Road

Sarnia, Ontario

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 

 

The Workplace Group 

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 Community 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

519-332-6380

 

Walpole First Nation Transportation

519-627-8421

 

Aamjiwnaag First Nation Medical Transportation

519-332-6770

 

Canadian Cancer Wheels of Hope

519-332-0042 

 

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

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

519-344-5602 

 

Sexual Assault Survivors Centre – Sarnia Lambton

429 East Street North, #11

Sarnia, On 

www.sexualassaultsarnia.on.ca

Toll free: 1-888-231-0536

Direct: 519-337-3154

Crisis: 519-337-3320 (24/7) 

 

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 

https://www.familycounsellingctr.com/

519-336-0120 

 

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton

555 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario 

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

519-344-8861, ext. 5328

 

Circles: Ending Poverty in the County of Lambton

www.lambtoncircles.com

519-845-0801

 

Lambton Elderly Outreach (offers support for people 60t)

4486 London Line, R.R.#1, Wyoming, ON

https://www.lambtonelderlyoutreach.org/

519-845-1353

 

NeighbourLink (helping people live independently with dignity) 

519- https://neighbourlinksarnia.org/

519-336-5465

 

St. Clair Child and Youth Services

129 Kendall Street, Point Edward Ontario 

https://www.stclairchild.ca/

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 

 

Drug Rehab Centres

https://www.drugrehab.ca/

1-877-254-3348

 

Sarnia Police

519-344-8861

 

Lambton County OPP

1-888-310-1122 

 

Kids Help Line

1-800-668-6868

 

Fem’Aide (French Language Help)

1-877-336-2433 

 

Distress Line

Sarnia-Lambton

519-336-3000

 

Lambton Mental Health Crisis Line 

519-336-3445

 

The Victim/Witness Support Line

1-888-579-2888

 

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

www.opgh.on.ca

1-888-230-3505

 

Confidential Listening and Support (Line for Male Survivors)

1-866-887-0015 

 

Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers

1-800-222-8477

 

Ontario Suicide Prevention Network / Talk Suicide

1-833-456-4566 

 

Ontario Association of Distress Centres 

www.dcontario.org

 

Shelters 

 

River City Vineyard

260 Mitton Street Sarnia Ontario 

519-383-8463

 

Inn of the Good Shepherd

115 John Street, Sarnia, ON

519-344-1746

 

Women’s Interval Home

681 Oxford Street, Sarnia, ON

https://www.womensintervalhome.com/

519-336-5200

 

Huron House Boys’ Home

2473 Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, ON

519-869-4000

 

Salvation Army

970 Confederation Street, Sarnia, ON

519-344-1142

 

The Hub (for Youth) – Rebound

10 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia, ON 

519-344-2841 

 

Supervised Access Centres

 

Supervised Access Program Lambton

297 Stuart Street, Sarnia, ON 

519-384-0917

 

Children’s Aid Society

Family Visit Centre 

519-336-0623 

 

 

Finances

 

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

https://www.mysupportcalculator.ca/

 

Credit Counseling Services

1433 London Road, Sarnia, ON  

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

 

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 Mental Wellness Centre

109 Durand Street, Sarnia, ON

519-344-5602

 

St. Clair Child and Youth Services – Walk-In Therapy Clinic 

129 Kendall St, Sarnia, ON

519-337-3701

 

 

Legal Resources

 

Lawyer Society 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

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

1-800-668-8258

 

Community Legal Assistance Sarnia

201 Front Street North, Suite 407

519-332-8055 

 

Family Law Information Centre

(FLIC) Sarnia Courthouse

1-888-796-0483 Ext 705

 

Family Law Education for Women

www.onefamilylaw.ca

 

Department of Justice Canada – Family Law

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 Family Counselling Centre

1086 Modeland Road, 2nd Floor, Sarnia, ON

519-336-0120

 

Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention (Canadian Red Cross)

416 East Street North, Sarnia, ON 

1-877-356-3226 

 

Children and Youth

 

St. Clair Child and Youth Services 

129 Kendall Street, Point Edward 

519-337-3701

 

Best Start…Best Future 

https://en.beststart.org/

https://fr.meilleurdepart.org/

 

Pathways Health Centre for Children 

1240 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario 

519-542-3471

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton 

10 Lorne Crescent Sarnia, ON

519-336-0460 

 

Rebound 

10 Lorne Crescent Sarnia Ontario

519-344-2841

 

The Hub

10 Lorne Crescent

519-344-2841

 

Wasa-Nabin Youth Program 

https://www.tnfc.ca/wasa-nabin%20youth%20program.html

 

Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia-Lambton 

180 College Ave N, Sarnia, ON

519-337-3651

 

EarlyOn – Ontario Early Years Centre 

https://earlyonlambton.ca/

 

 

LGBTQ2+ Support

 

Sarnia Pride Alliance 

https://sarniapride.freeforums.net/

 

Sarnia Speaks

www.sarniaspeaks.org

519-328-2220

 

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

1-800-268-9688

 

Rainbow Health Ontario

www.rainbowhealthontario.ca

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, ON

(519) 433-0183

 

Food Banks

 

Inn of the Good Shepherd 

115 John Street, Sarnia, ON

519-344-1746

 

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

228 Davis Street, Sarnia, ON

519-337-1058

 

The Salvation Army

970 Confederation Street, Sarnia, ON

519-337-3011

 

Indigenous Support

 

Sarnia Lambton Native Friendship Centre 

233 Lochiel Street Sarnia Ontario 

519-344-6164

 

Aboriginal Legal Services

Gladue Court 

https://www.aboriginallegal.ca/

https://www.aboriginallegal.ca/gladue.html

 

Ojibways of Walpole Island

https://www.walpoleislandfirstnation.ca/directory

519-627-1481

 

Chippewas of Sarnia Industrial Park

https://cidl.ca/

519-336-9053

 

Little Friends Child and Family Development Centre 

Before and after school care 

369 Maria Street, Sarnia ON 

http://www.skanaflc.com/sarnia-hanna-site/

519-339-0945

 

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