Contact Us


Main: 416-920-1633
ON Toll Free: 1-866-999-JFCY (5329)

Intake Hours: Monday to Friday,  9am-12pm and 1- 5pm (lunch closure).


  • Intake is closed on the second Friday and fourth Wednesday of every month.
  • July and August summer hours: intake closed on Friday afternoons.

What to expect when you call for legal advice:

  • An intake worker will take down your contact information and brief details about your situation and let you know when to expect a call back from a lawyer.
  • The intake worker will also ask you some additional questions for research purposes – your response does not impact the services provided to you and we would not share any information that would identify you. You do not have to answer these questions.
  • JFCY lawyers provide up to 30 minutes free summary legal advice over the phone.
  • Additional brief services and legal representation may be available for those who meet our eligibility guidelines. We are part of Legal Aid Ontario’s poverty law clinics.
  • JFCY does not provide services for civil lawsuits; and generally not on family law matters (the OCL provides family law services).


The general inbox is checked at least once every two weeks; call if your inquiry is for legal advice or more urgent. We will not respond to requests for legal advice about a specific situation over e-mail and you must call and speak to our intake worker.


No walk-in legal services available

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