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Other legal issues in Health


Includes other pensions and benefits available to people in Ontario, such as the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

What the client may say:
  • "I was denied refugee status. Now I don’t know if I’m covered by any health insurance."
  • "I want to file a complaint about the care I received in hospital for my mental disorder."
  • "I don’t know how my bills will get paid while I’m recovering after surgery."

Legal Services

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

Other Services

Fetal Alcohol Resource Program

The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program aims to support the large numbers of people affected by this permanent brain injury. Through education and community leadership development the program draws together resources, skills and knowledge that exists in Ottawa and provides community navigation for individuals affected by FASD and their families.

ODSP Application Support Worker Project, Centre 454

Assists persons with significant disabilities & barriers to navigate the complex ODSP application process from the initial expression of interest to the final decision of the Disability Adjudication Unit or Social Benefits Tribunal.

Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee [OPGT] - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Manages the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs; is the decision maker of last resort for treatment & placement decisions for those individuals who have no one else to do so; and can investigate situations where an incapable person may be at risk of abuse or neglect

Steps to Justice