COVID-19: JFCY update and links to legal information

All of JFCY’s services are available by phone and other technology during this time when our physical office is closed. If you are an existing client or you are looking for services for the first time, please call us at 416-920-1633 or toll free at 1-866-999-5329 (JFCY). Please be patient as our service standards may be impacted in our remote work environment.

JFCY Legal Wiki and publications

  • JFCY will be constantly updating our Legal Rights Wiki with COVID-19 related information, plus adding materials here. The law is changing quickly – call us if you have any questions.
  • JFCY’s COVID-19 Emergency Measures Laws & Public Spaces infographic for Ontario, and for Toronto (additional by-laws), are available below and on our Publications pageupdated for June 12, 2020: Toronto, the GTA, Hamilton and some regions near the USA border remains in Phase 1; and many other jurisdictions in Ontario are allowing public gatherings of up to 10 people. It is important to check for local information.

JFCY webinars *there have been changes to the laws since both of these were recorded


Other Information and Resourcesalways use credible sources.

COVID-19 legal information from Legal Aid Ontario funded legal clinics – includes updates on Housing and Evictions, Social Assistance, CERB, Workers Rights, Immigration & Refugee, Justice Sector closures. Check back for updates as additional content is being added regularly:

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Children and people experiencing homelessness are very vulnerable while programs and services, are closed, and while physical isolation is required. Please reach out to children and young people that you know – by telephone, social media, even email – to try and prevent the most negative impacts of isolation.

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children‘s Newsletters: