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This section has various legal resources including legal aid, and forensic resources. Forensic resources refers to resources for individuals with mental health problems who have had troubles with the law. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre which serves youth up to age 24 and their families, providing various mental health services. more
65 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7 Map
416-924-2100
Area Served: Toronto
12 - 24 years
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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading ... more
1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4 Map
416-535-8501
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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For people with mental illness who have come into contact with the law, this program provides assessment, treatment rehabilitation, security management, ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Cota is an accredited provider of mental health and community support services. Our programs provide support to adults living with serious mental illness, ... more
2901 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON, M6B 3S7 Map
416-785-9230
Area Served: Toronto
16 years and up
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The Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with women who are, have been, or are at risk of being in conflict with ... more
215 Wellesley Street, Toronto, ON, M4X 1G1 Map
416-924-3708
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Provides various services including:   Child welfare services at Twyn Rivers House; Rosebank House; Dunbarton House Youth Justice Services at Island ... more
27 Tidefall Drive, Toronto, ON, M1W 1J1 Map
416-492-7370
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Welcome to Homeward, a mental health agency in Toronto. We provide services for adults, 16 years of age and older, who have experienced a serious mental ... more
125 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2 Map
416-462-3334
Area Served: Toronto
16 years and up
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We offer supportive housing to mentally incapacitated, at-risk, vulnerable women, allowing them to recover and rebuild their lives by providing them with all ... more
301 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4M 2G8 Map
416-463-1481
Area Served: Toronto
18 - 65 years
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The Mental Health and Justice Initiative is a partnership program with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and 4 Lead agencies: LOFT Community ... more
205 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1V3 Map
416-979-1994
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Reconnect Mental Health Services is a community mental health agency that provides a range of recovery-based programs for adults experiencing serious mental ... more
56 Aberfoyle Crescent, Toronto, ON, M8X 2W4 Map
416-248-2050
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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TURNING POINT YOUTH SERVICES is a multi-service accredited children's mental health centre. We are located in Toronto's downtown core and provide a range of ... more
95 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2X9 Map
416-925-9250
Area Served: Toronto
12 - 24 years
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We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping victims of crime and/or sudden tragic circumstance.   What we do * Immediate on-site ... more
40 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2J3 Map
416-808-7066
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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York Community Services provides integrated health, legal, counselling and community services to residents of the former City of York in Central West ... more
1651 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 3W2 Map
416-653-5400 x4166535400
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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The Directory of Youth Justice Services in Ontario connects the youth justice system with supports in the community for young persons in conflict with the law. ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
6 - 18 years
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Community legal clinic * summary advice and referral * limited representation in test case litigation * collect calls accepted * law reform * speakers * ... more
55 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5J 2H7 Map
416-482-8255
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Helps families in Ontario receive the financial support they are entitled to by enforcing court ordered support responsibilities. more
Toronto, ON, M3M 3A3 Map
416-326-1817 x18002677263
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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The Lawyer Referral Service of the Law Society of Upper Canada helps people in Ontario find a lawyer, including up to 30-minutes free consultation. more
ON, Canada
416-947-3330
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Reports directly to the Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations ... more
401 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M7A 0A6 Map
416-325-5669
Areas Served: Ontario, Toronto
Up to 18 years
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If you are a child or youth with a concern about your experiences with a service provider or feel that your rights may have been violated, or you need ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
416-325-5669
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 21 years
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Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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Victim Services providers throughout Ontario offer support for victims of crime, who may suffer from various forms of trauma, physical injury, financial loss, ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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The Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, providing accessible legal information ... more
158 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2T8 Map
416-392-3135
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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The PPAO provides advocacy services to individual patients (instructed and non-instructed), addresses facility-based or provincial systemic issues impacting on ... more
55 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M4V 2Y7 Map
1-800-578-2343
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Provides advocacy services to in-patients at the 10 major mental health facilities in Ontario, serving patients in both the civil and forensic (not criminally ... more
500 Church Street, Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x23867055493663
Area Served: Ontario
18 years and up
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Your Legal Rights is an initiative of Community Legal Education Ontario, and is a website of legal information for people in Ontario at www.yourlegalrights.on.ca more
119 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5V 2L1 Map
416-408-4420 x829
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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CAEFS is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly ... more
151 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3 Map
613-238-2422
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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This website is designed to provide information, contacts and support to police officers and police services, as well as to the mental health services in their ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services and health care professionals, working together, ... more
55 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, ON, N2K 3T6 Map
1-877-200-5519 x5853118
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The John Howard Society of Canada is a federation of provincial and local societies comprised of people whose mission is "safe, effective and humane responses ... more
800 Blackburn Mews, Kingston, ON, K7P 2N6 Map
613-384-6272
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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1. Custody and Access (of Children)

Custody and access refers to the process of making informed determinations about custody and access in order to serve the best interests of the child.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

9019 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3M6 Map
905-771-7000
Areas Served: Toronto, York (Regional Municipality)
All ages
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4950 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 6K1 Map
416-499-6373
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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120 Eglinton Avenue East (Yonge and Eglinton), Toronto, ON, M4P 1E2 Map
416-822-9659
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Genesis Clinical Services
40 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON, M3C 1J5 Map
647-347-7092
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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45 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON, M2N 5W9 Map
416-250-1540
Area Served: Toronto
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

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 ... more
393 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1W9 Map
416-314-8000
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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2. Forensic resources

Resources for people with mental health needs who are having problems with the law.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Mindframe Psychology Centre
6655 Kitimat Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6J4 Map
905-334-7832
Areas Served: Toronto, Central West, Central South
All ages
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3. Legal Aid

Legal aid provides free legal advice or free legal representation available, in certain cases, for people who are unable to pay for it themselves. For example, if you need a lawyer, but cannot pay for one, you may qualify for legal aid.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides a broad range of mental health, legal, parenting, and abuse support programs geared at boys, men, fathers and their families. * Therapy & ... more
2 Homewood Ave., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2J9 Map
647-479-9611
Areas Served: Toronto, Central East, Central South, Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Drop-in youth clinic for ages 13-29 that provides primary medical, mental, and sexual health care services to youth on Toronto’s West Side. Offering access ... more
1900 Davenport, Toronto, ON, M6N 1B7 Map
416-652-4363
Area Served: Toronto
13 - 29 years
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4. Other Legal Resources

This section has legal resources that do not fit into other categories.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is part of Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General, and delivers a unique and diverse range of ... more
720 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M7A 2S9 Map
416-326-2220
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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The Ombudsman of Ontario is an officer of the Provincial Legislative Assembly, independent from government and political parties. The Ombudsman investigates ... more
483 Bay Street, Toronto, ON Map
1-800-263-1830 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT)
Catchment: Toronto
Finding mental health services can be complicated, especially for newcomers. This guide for newcomers helps with navigating and finding mental health services in Toronto.
Posted: Jun 21, 2015
Language: EN
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