Legal Help

The Law Foundation of Ontario does not provide legal advice.

If you are looking for legal help, we recommend that you contact the Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) at 1-800-268-8326 or 416-947-3330 (within the GTA). When you call the LSRS, they will provide you with the name of a lawyer or licensed paralegal who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes to help you determine your rights and options.

You may also wish to follow the links below:

  •  Your Legal Rights is a website funded by the Foundation which offers Public Legal Education and Self Help Resources and links by legal topic.
  • Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides services for low income people. If LAO cannot help, they will refer you somewhere that can.
  • is a family law legal information resource developed by The Law Society of Upper Canada.

NOTE: the above sites are the responsibility of other organizations. When researching legal information, make sure you check that the material you are reading is up-to-date.