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Child Protection

Includes information on rights of children and parents when the Children’s Aid Society becomes involved or when the children are “in care”.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "A teacher reported my child's bruises. Now the Children's Aid Society has called me to investigate"
  • "The Children's Aid Society took my children and I got a notice for a child protection hearing"

Legal Services and Information

Records for Child Protection
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Vanier Community Service Centre - Ligne d'information juridique Provides summary legal advice in the following areas: Immigration law Family Law Housing law (tenant representation only) Labour Law - Employment Standards Employment Insurance Ontario…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa Supports families caring for children investigates allegations of child abuse or neglect protects children and, when necessary, ensures alternate care for children who may be…
The Royal - Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre - Family Court Clinic Family Court Clinic  provides assessments for the courts in areas involving the Young Offender's Act and the Child and Family Services Act  assessments provide the…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Program Provides four hours of free legal advice to those who qualify by phone or in person from one or more lawyers on referral list service…
Family Law Education for Women Campaign - METRAC Action on Violence Online resource of plain language legal information on women's rights under Ontario family law webinar recordings posted regularly on website how to find help with…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services