Help with Family Law problems


After hours emergency shelters and community agencies in Peel:

Shelters and contact numbers in Peel

Women in Dufferin County can contact:
Family Transition Place
519-941-HELP / 905-584-HELP or 1-800-265-9178

Youth in Dufferin County can contact Choices Youth Shelter, which provides a variety of services for homeless youth:
59 Townline, Orangeville, ON L9W 1V5

Men in Dufferin County can contact:
Salvation Army New Hope Community Church - Community and Family Services
690 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON
519-943-1203 or 519-943-1204

Help for victims of family violence

Victim Services of Peel
Support for victims of crime and tragedy, such as domestic assault, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, suicide and more.
7750 Hurontario St., Brampton, ON L6V 3W6

Peel Elder Abuse Network
Telephone support available 24/7 for anyone experiencing elder abuse or who knows of someone being mistreated.
905-459-7777 (Brampton & Mississauga)
1-877-289-5444 (Caledon)
1-866-299-1011 (Seniors Safety Line)

Safe Centre of Peel: 905-450-4650


Family Services of Peel
151 City Centre Drive, Suite 501
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M7

Catholic Cross Cultural Services
Counselling for newcomer women and their children who have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic abuse.
8 Nelson Street, Suite 302, Brampton (above the downtown bus terminal)

Free family law advice lawyers

Family Services of Peel
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
151 City Centre Drive, Suite 501
Mississauga, ON
(905) 270-2250

Safe Centre of Peel
For victims of domestic abuse
Mondays & Thursdays: by appointment only
60 West Drive, Suite 110
Brampton, ON

Mississauga Community Legal Services
Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.).
130 Dundas St. E., Suite 504
Mississuaga, ON

Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)

FLICs can give you procedural information, as well as help with filling out court forms. They can also provide a referral to Legal Aid’s Family Law Service Centre.

In Brampton, go to:

Brampton Courthouse
7755 Hurontario Street
Brampton, ON
Get a ticket from the Information Desk by main entrance, then go to the 2nd floor.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

There is no FLIC in Dufferin County, so you should meet with the duty counsel at the Orangeville Courthouse.
County of Dufferin Courthouse
10 Louisa Street, 1st Floor
Orangeville, ON

Legal Aid Ontario provides free duty counsel at family court. They can provide advice, review documents and help with settlement negotiations. They provide assistance on the date of the hearing, but can’t help with trials or complex motions.

Brampton Courthouse
7755 Hurontario Street
Brampton, ON

County of Dufferin Courthouse
10 Louisa Street, 1st Floor
Orangeville, ON

Staff at the Family Law Service Centre will help you prepare court documents. They also have a lawyer available to provide general advice. They cannot represent you in court.

By referral only: go to the Family Law Information Centre or duty counsel first.

Legal Aid Ontario
2 County Court Boulevard, Suite 100A
Brampton, ON
(near the Brampton courthouse)

Monday to Friday
9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Closed 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

You can apply to Legal Aid Ontario for a “certificate”, meaning that Legal Aid will pay all or some of the cost of your lawyer.

Apply by phone: 1-800-668-8258

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Interpreters available in over 200 languages.
  • Services for the deaf or hard of hearing are also available.
  • You will be asked about legal issue and finances.
  • If you are on social assistance: tell them at the start of your call.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence – tell them.
  • Tell them about any upcoming hearing dates.