Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario pays lawyers to represent you at your asylum claim hearing by giving lawyers certificates, which are like vouchers for legal services, if you cannot afford a lawyer in Ontario. You can take a legal aid certificate to a lawyer and use it to “pay” for that lawyer’s services for a certain number of hours.

Telephone: +1-800-668-8258
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/
Address: Atrium on Bay, 40 Dundas Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2H1
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

YMCA/YWCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) in Ottawa

Staff at the NIC will explain the important steps and help you decide on your priorities. They will also connect you to legal advice and settlement services, and help you find shelter or register for financial help.

Telephone: +1-613-788-5001
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ymcaywca.ca
Address: 180 Argyle Avenue, 4th floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0N2
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sojourn House

Sojourn House provides you with Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing services in the city of Toronto. They also provide settlement services and programs that help residents transition and integrate into the community.

Telephone: Shelter: +1-416-864-0515
Transitional Housing: +1-416-864-9900
Administration: +1-416-864-9136
Website: http://www.sojournhouse.org/
Address: 101 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2V2
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please also visit the Ontario government’s website on services available to asylum-seekers.