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For legal information: use our search function, read content on our Legal Rights section or download our Publications.

For legal advice situation, call us:


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

Intake hours for legal advice:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,  9am-12pm and 1-5pm (lunch closure)
  • July and August summer hours: closed at 12pm on Fridays

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).

Email: general@jfcy.clcj.ca

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.

Address: no walk in services available.

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



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