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Francophone legal advice lines

The advice lines are run by four legal clincs: Sudbury Community Legal Clinic, Vanier Community Service Centre, Centre Francophone de Toronto, and Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic.

This service is a pilot project, funded by Legal Aid Ontario to increase access to legal services for the francophone community.

French-speaking clients can now get free, confidential advice and referrals by telephone for many of the legal issues covered by community legal clinics.

Four advice lines are available in:

  • Eastern Ontario
  • Northern Ontario, and parts of central Ontario including
    • Barrie
    • Parry Sound
    • Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes regions
  • Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Southwestern Ontario

French-speaking callers in these areas will be given legal advice over the phone. Some callers will be referred to a local community legal clinic, if it provides the required services in French.

Advice is not offered for family law, criminal law, or other legal issues not listed below, but information will be given about other available services.

For details about the French legal advice line in your area, see the chart and links below:

LAO Regions

Northern Ontario

(including Barrie, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes)

Toll free : 1-877-687-2847 (1-87 POUR AVIS)

  • Sudbury-Manitoulin
  • Algoma
  • Kenora
  • Nipissing
  • Timiskaming
  • Orillia
  • Simcoe
  • Cochrane
  • Rainy River
  • Thunder Bay
  • Parry Sound

Service proviced by the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic.

  • Housing (tenants only)
  • Social Assistance
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Employment Insurance

Monday to Friday
8:30am - 12:00 noon and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
(Service provided by the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic)

For more information see attached brochure:

French Legal Advice Line (Sudbury)

Eastern Ontario

Toll free: 1-877-500-4508

  • Belleville
  • Cornwall
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough
  • Sharbot Lake
  • Cobourg
  • Kingston
  • Perth
  • Renfrew

Service provided by the Vanier Community Service Centre.

  • Immigration
  • Housing (tenants)
  • Social Assistance
  • Power of Attorney
  • Victims of Criminal Acts
  • Name Change
  • Human Rights
  • Employment Standards

(this list may change from time to time)

Monday to Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Service provided by the Vanier Community Service Centre)

For more information please visit www.cscvanier.com

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Toll free: 1-877-966-7345

  • Toronto
  • Halton
  • Durham
  • Peel
  • York

Service provided by the Centre de Francophone de Toronto.

  • Immigration
  • Housing (tenants’ rights)
  • Employment Standards
  • Consumers’ Rights
  • Human Rights
  • Social Assistance and Disability Benefits

Monday to Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
(Service provided by the Centre Francophone de Toronto)

For more information refer to the brochure or visit www.centrefranco.org

Centre francophone : Vivre mieux
Your new resource for summary legal advice in French

Southwestern Ontario

Toll free: 1-855-650-9716

  • Essex
  • Middlesex
  • Bruce
  • Brant
  • Norfolk
  • Huron
  • Perth
  • Kent
  • Elgin
  • Grey
  • Haldimand
  • Niagara
  • Waterloo Region
  • Guelph / Wellington
  • Lambton
  • Oxford
  • Dufferin

Service provided by the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic

  • Social Assistance
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Employment rights
  • Immigration
  • Housing (Tenants Rights)
  • Human Rights

Monday to Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

For more information refer to the information pamphlet or visit www.bilinguallegalclinic.com

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