Getting legal help

Domestic violence

If this is an emergency or you are afraid for your life, call 911 or your local police service.

If you are experiencing violence or the effects of violence, crisis, and abuse, you can call the Assaulted Women's Helpline, 24-hours a day, seven days a week for immediate help:

Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511
TTY (Telephone device for the hearing impaired): 1-866-863-7868

GTA: 416-863-0511
TTY (Telephone device for the hearing impaired): 416-364-8762

Legal Aid Ontario has special services to help people experiencing domestic violence. Call our toll-free number at 1-800-668-8258 or contact a Family Law Service Centre or the Refugee Law Office for help and information.

Legal Aid Ontario services extend to all victims of domestic violence, regardless of immigration status in Canada. Free telephone interpretation services for non-English or non-French speaking applicants are also available.

Family law legal aid coverage

Legal Aid Ontario family law coverage is available for clients who are financially eligible and are experiencing domestic violence for all contested issues and changes (variations) to existing family court orders. Call our toll-free number at 1-800-668-8258 for more information.

Other resources:

Listed below are some other resources for those experiencing domestic violence.
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