Durham Mediation Centre

The Future is in Your Hands

905-723-1359 or 905-579-1988

LINKS TO OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

Legal Resources

Ministry of the Attorney General

Family Page

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Ontario Child Support Calculator

www.childsupportcalculator.ca/ontario.html

Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario gives low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs

www.legalaid.on.ca/en/

Durham Courthouse

150 Bond Street East

Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0A2

Crown general inquiry: 905-743-2700

Superior court - Divisional: 905-743-2630

Superior court - Family: 905-743-2620

Superior court - Civil: 905-743-2630

Superior court - Criminal: 905-743-2630

Small Claims - Superior Court of Justice: 905-743-2630

Ontario court - Criminal: 905-743-2640

Ontario court - Youth Criminal: 905-743-2640

Ontario Victims Services: 905-743-2790

Ontario Victims Services (toll-free): 1-888-579-2888

No website available

ARCH DISABILITY LAW CENTER

phone: 416-482-8255

Toll Free: 1-866-482-2724

TTY: 416-482-1254

Toll Free TTY: 1-866-482-2728

www.archdisabilitylaw.ca

DURHAM COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC

Oshawa

Phone: 905-728-7321

Toll Free: 1-888-297-2202

www.durhamcommunitylegalclinic.ca 

FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE

For more information, contact your lawyer or the FRO directly at the Family Responsibility Office.

A 24-hour automated info line is also available to assist you with your inquiries.

Client Services Call Center: 1-800-267-4330 or 416-326-1817

24-Hour Automated Info Line: 1-800-267-7263 or 416-326-1818

TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-866-545-0083

www.thefrosolution.ca

LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA

Phone: 416-947-3300

Toll Free: 1-800-668-7380

www.lsuc.on.ca

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

Phone: 416-947-3330

Toll Free: 1-800-268-8326

TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 416-644-4886

www.lsuc.on.ca

LEGAL AID ONTARIO

Oshawa

Phone: 905-576-2125

Toll Free: 1-866-595-0563

TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-866-641-8867

www.legalaid.on.ca

OFFICE OF THE CHILDREN’S LAWYER

Phone: 416-314-8000

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl

Children and Youth Services

The following resources are currently available in the Durham Region and offer services specifically for children and youth whose families are going through a separation or divorce.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTER OF CANADA
Ajax-Pickering 905-831-3777
Phone: 905-831-3777
www.bigbrothersandsistersofajaxpickering.com

Clarington

Phone: 905-623-6646

www.bigbrothersandsisters.ca

Oshawa-Whitby

Phone: 905-579-2551

www.bigbrothersandsisters.ca

FRONTENAC YOUTH SERVICES

Oshawa

Phone: 905-579-1551

Toll Free: 1-877-455-5527

Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275

Crisis Line: 1-800-742-1890

www.frontenacyouthservices.org

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF DURHAM

Ajax

Phone: 905-428-8111

Toll Free: 1-887-5795

www.girlsinc-durham.org

KINARK CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

Whitby

Phone: 905-668-2411

Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275

Toll Free: 1-866-929-0061

www.kinark.on.ca

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE

Oshawa

Phone: 905-728-7525

www.simcoehall.com

THE YOUTH CENTER

Ajax

Phone: (905) 428-1212

www.theyouthcentre.ca

Women’s Services

ANISHNAABE KWEWAG GAMIG – ALDERVILE WOMEN’S SHELTER

Phone: 905-352-3898

Toll-free: 1-800-388-5171

Crisis Phone: 905-352-3708

www.eagle.ca/~akg

A.P.P.L.E COMMUNITY PROJECT

Ajax/Pickering

Phone: 905-619-2556

Crisis Line: 905-576-2997

http://www.ywcadurham.org/content/view/36/70/

BETHESDA HOUSE

Bowmanville

Phone: 905-623-6045 ext. 206

24 hour support line: 905-623-6050

Toll Free: 1-800-338-3397

www.bethesdahouse.ca

THE DENISE HOUSE

Oshawa Phone: 905-728-7311

Toll Free: 1-800-263-3725

TTY Line: 905-728-4394

www.thedenisehouse.com

HERIZON HOUSE

Ajax Phone: 905-426-1064 ext. 1

Crisis Line: 1-866-437-4066

www.herizonhouse.com/

LUKE’S PLACE

Whitby Phone: 905-728-0978

www.lukesplace.ca

MUSLIM WELFARE HOME FOR NEEDY WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Open to all faiths, the centre offers a variety of services free of charge including family counseling, legal advice, medical referrals and translation services. An indoor recreation facility is accessible for children.

Whitby Phone: 905-665-0424

www.muslimwelfarecentre.com

OUTWARD BOUND- WOMEN OF COURAGE PROGRAM

Phone: 705-382-5454

Toll Free: 1-888-688-9273 x. 224

www.outwardbound.ca

WOMEN’S MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE & COUNSELING CENTRE OF DURHAM

Pickering Phone: 905-427-7849

Toll free: 1-877-454-4035

www.wmrccdurham.com

WORK LINKS FOR WOMEN

Oshawa

Phone: 905-433-9539

Toll free: 1-866-375-9539

www.northernlightscanada.ca

Y’s WISH SHELTER

Oshawa Phone: 905-576-6743

Crisis Phone: 905-576-2997

Men's Services

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DURHAM INCORPORATED

Oshawa 133 Simcoe Street South

Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G8

Phone: 905-433-0254

D.A.D.S. OF DURHAM (DADS AIMING FOR DIRECTION AND SUPPORT)

Oshawa Phone: 905-579-8482

Ajax Phone: 905-427-8165

www.jhsdurham.on.ca/dads/

NEW CHOICES PARTNER ASSAULT RESPONSE PROGRAM (P.A.R. PROGRAM)

Whitby

Lower Level

605 Rossland Road East

Whitby, Ontario L1N6A3

Phone: 905-668-4113 ext. 3994

Counselling Resources

Family Services

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

Toll Free: 1-877-282-8932

Oshawa Phone: 905-725-3513

Ajax Phone: 905-428-1984

www.cfsdurham.com

DISTRESS CENTRE DURHAM

Whitby

Phone: 905-430-3511

Local Helpline: 905-430-2522

Toll Free: 1-800-452-0688

www.distresscentredurham.com

DURHAM CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

Oshawa

Phone: 905-433-1551

Toll Free: 1-800-461-8140

www.durhamcas.ca

DURHAM REGION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT CARE CENTRE (SACC)

24 Hour Emergency Services: 905-576-8711

Counselling Services 905-721-6128 ext 2787

www.dvsacc.com

DURHAM RAPE CRISIS CENTRE (DRCC)

Whitby

Phone: 905-444-9672

24 Hour Crisis Line: 905-668-9200

www.durhamrapecrisiscentre.com/

FAMILY SERVICES OF DURHAM

For intake, please call 1-866-840-6697

Ajax Phone: 905-683-3451

Brock Phone: 705-357-2241

Clarington Phone: 905-623-9141 or 905-697-3400

Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7665

OshawaPhone: 905-434-5855

Uxbridge Phone: 905-852-4566

Whitby Regional Office Phone: 905-666-6240

Phone: 905-668-1421 or 905-668-6860

www.durham.ca

JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY

www.jhsdurham.on.ca/

Ajax Phone 905-427-8165

Bowmanville Phone 905-623-6814

Oshawa Phone: 905-579-8482

Whitby Phone: 905-666-8847

ONE-PARENT FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (OPFA)

Ajax/Pickering

Phone: 905-831-7098

Website: www.opfa.net

Oshawa/Whitby Chapter

Phone: 905-435-5351

www.oshawa-whitby.co.nr/

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY MEDIATION (OAFM)

Toll Free: 1-800-989-3025

www.oafm.on.ca/

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

Oshawa Phone: 905-261-9021

www.pwposhawa.com/

ROSE OF DURHAM

Toll free: 1-800-241-3534

Oshawa

200 Bond Street West

Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L7

Phone: 905-432-3622

Port Perry

169 North Street, Unit 2

Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B7

Phone: 905-985-4221

SALVATION ARMY – Family Services

Ajax

37 King's Crescent

Ajax, Ontario L1S 2L8

Phone: 905-427-7123

Bowmanville

75 Liberty Street South

Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2N8

Phone: 905-623-2185

Oshawa

45 King Street East

Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B2

Phone: 905-723-7422

Uxbridge

35 Toronto Street North

Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E6

Phone: 905-852-0090Whitby

607 Palace Street

Whitby, Ontario L1N 6S5

Phone: 905-430-3454

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE

Oshawa Phone: 905-728-7525

Website: www.simcoehall.com

SUPERVISED ACCESS SERVICES OF DURHAM

75 Centennial Road

Ajax, Ontario L1S 4S4

Phone: 905-619-4565 ext. 305

VICTIM SERVICES OF DURHAM REGION

480 Taunton Road East

Whitby, Ontario L1N 5R5

Phone: 905-579-1520 ext. 1846

Toll-Free: 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1846

www.drps.ca/

VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VWAP)

Oshawa

Phone: 905-430-4170

419 King Street West, Suite 520

Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2K5

Parenting Programs and Courses

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

  • Offers programs including “Parenting After Violence” and “Families Forever”, a group for parents who are separated or divorced. For information and registration, call the Oshawa office at 905-725-3513 and ask for the Intake Coordinator.
  • DURHAM REGION HEALTH DEPARTMENT
  • Through the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program, parenting groups including “INFORMATION BABYVILLE”, for parents of infants as well as young parents’ and mothers’ support groups are available in various locations throughout Durham Region. Please call the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program at 905-668-7711 or toll-free 1-800-372-1102.
  • JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY
  • Parenting programs includes “D.A.D.S”, a parenting group for fathers and the “Active Parenting Program” Call the Oshawa office at 905-579-8482 for additional information and registration.

    ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRES

  • Centres are located throughout Durham Region and provide a variety of services and programs for parents and their young children (ages 0-6). Call the Durham Region office at 905-697-3171 or visit www.ontarioearlyyears.ca for additional information and to locate a centre in your area.
  • ROSE OF DURHAM
  • Offers parent education programs including “Back to Basics” and “Nobody is Perfect” please call the Rose of Durham’s Oshawa office at 905-432-3622 for information and registration.
  • SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE
  • Offers a variety of programs for parents and children who are coping with the effects of separation and divorce. For more information and registration, please call 905-728-7525

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Oshawa

Phone: 905-728-1020

Toll Free: 1-800-921-3555

www.aaoshawa.org

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Oshawa

Phone: 905-436-8760

Crisis Phone: 1-800-742-1890

www.durham.cmha.ca

THE CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH (CAMH)

Phone: 705-745-4248

Toll free: 1-800-463-6273

www.camh.net

COPE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

www.communitycaredurham.on.ca

General Email:

Ajax/Pickering

Phone: 905-837-0017 ext. 229

Brock

Phone: 705-432-3044

Clarington

Phone: 905-623-4123

Oshawa

Phone: 905-434-1693

Scugog

Phone: 905-985-8461

Uxbridge

Phone: 905-852-9560

Whitby

Phone: 905-668-6223

DESTINY MANOR ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN

Whitby

Phone: 905-668-1858

Toll Free: 1-800-825-6325

www.pinewoodcentre.org

DURHAM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Toll Free: 1-800-742-1890

Crisis Line: 905-666-0483

www.dmhs.ca

Ajax

Phone: 905-683-9124

Whitby Branch

Phone: 905-448-0453

Whitby Main

Phone: 905-666-0831 

FIRST STEP MEDICAL CLINIC

Oshawa

32 Simcoe Street South

Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G2

Phone: 905-720-0506

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – Central Lake Ontario Area

Oshawa

Phone: 905-434-2020

Toll-free: 1-888-724-3861

www.cloana.org

PINEWOOD CENTRE

Oshawa

Phone: 905-723-8195

Toll Free: 1-888-881-8878

After Hours: 905-723-8195

www.pinewoodcentre.org

ROUGE VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Ajax

Phone: 905-683-2320 ext 3203

www.rougevalley.ca