Contact Us


Justice for Children and Youth
Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law
55 University Ave, 15th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2H7


Telephone: 416-920-1633
Ontario Toll Free: 1-866-999-JFCY (5329)

Intake hours:

  • Sept – Jun: Mon to Fri, 9am – noon and 1- 5pm (lunch closure).
  • Jul – Aug: Mon to Thurs, 9am – noon & 1 – 5pm (lunch closure); and Fri from 9am – noon.

What to expect when you call for legal advice:

  • An intake worker will take down your contact information and brief details about your situation
  • The intake worker will let you know when to expect a call back
  • JFCY lawyers provide free summary legal advice over the phone; and additional brief services may be available for those who meet our low-income financial eligibility guidelines (we are part of Legal Aid Ontario’s poverty law clinics)
  • Legal representation may be available for those who meet our eligibility guidelines


The general inbox is checked at least once every two weeks; call if your inquiry is more urgent. We will not respond to requests for legal advice over e-mail. You must call us.