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  • Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care

  • Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PG&T)
    PG&T is part of the Social Justice Services Divisions of the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario, Canada. The Office is responsible for protecting mentally incapable people, protecting the public's interest in charities, searching for heirs, investing perpetual care funds, serving victims of crime, and dealing with dissolved corporations.

  • Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario (IPC)
    The IPC acts independently of government to uphold and promote open government and the protection of personal privacy. The IPC’s mandate includes resolving appeals from refusals to provide access to personal health information and investigating privacy complaints about information held by government organizations.

  • Ontario 211
    211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians become more engaged with their communities.

  • Mental Health Law: Hearing Preparation Module

Legal Resources

  • Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO)
    PPAO provides independent and confidential advocacy services and rights advice to consumers of and those seeking access to psychiatric services.

  • Canadian Legal Information Institute
    CANLII is a source of free access to primary legal material, including the CCB's Reasons for Decisions, created for the Federation of Law Societies of Canada by the University of Montreal's LexUM team at the Centre de recherche en droit public (Public Law Research Centre).

  • Law Society Referral Service
    LSRS will help you find a lawyer who provides legal services in the area of law that meets your needs. The service can also help you find a legal representative who meets specific requirements, such as speaking a certain language or accepting Legal Aid certificates. Lawyers or paralegals participating in the service will offer you up to a half-hour free consultation. After the consultation, you can decide if you want to hire the legal representative to work for you.

  • Legal Aid Ontario
    Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) offers a range of legal services, extending from summary legal advice to full representation. Services are delivered by staff lawyers or private bar lawyers contracted by LAO. Financially-eligible low-income Ontarians may receive legal services from LAO in the following areas: family law, refugee and immigration law, criminal law, poverty law, mental health law.

  • ProBono Ontario
    ProBono's mission is to bridge the gap between lawyers who want to donate their services, and low-income Ontarians whose legal problems aren’t covered by government agencies (e.g. Legal Aid, Children’s Lawyer and PGT).

  • Community Legal Education Ontario
    CLEO focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language.

  • Steps to Justice
    Steps to Justice gives reliable and practical information on common legal problems including step-by-step information to help you work through your legal problems; practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides; referral information for legal and social services across Ontario; live chat and email support if you can’t find the answers to your questions.

  • JusticeNet
    JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees.