French Legal Advice Line

Record #: CWD7199
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 27 Sep 2021


Description (Service) Toll-free telephone advice service to low income Franco-Ontarians and Francophones residing in northern Ontario and parts of central Ontario. This advice line provides an opportunity to francophone clients to discuss their legal questions or difficulties and obtain information about their rights and obligations.  
The service will provide access to French telephone legal information, advice and referrals in the following areas of law:  
  • housing (tenants only) 
  • social assistance (Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works)  
  • Canada Pension Plan  
  • Employment Insurance
 Service may include referrals to your local Community Legal Clinic if its staff has the capacity to provide French Legal Advice or other agencies, if appropriate.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Barrie ; Cochrane District ; Kawartha Lakes ; Kenora District ; Manitoulin District ; Muskoka District ; Nipissing District ; Parry Sound ; Parry Sound District ; Rainy River District ; Simcoe County ; Sudbury District ; Thunder Bay District ; Timiskaming District
Boundaries Serving Barrie and Northern Ontario up to Manitoba border, 705 and 807 area codes
Eligibility Low income, call for details

Residency Requirements: Serving Barrie and Northern Ontario up to Manitoba border, 705 and 807 area codes.
Application Call for service
Languages French
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Ontario
Address & Map Ontario, ON
Mailing Address c/o Marie Lalande/Sudbury Community Legal Clinic; 40 Elm St 
Unit 272 
Sudbury, ON 
Canada P3C 1S8
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-674-3200, Admin Line ; Toll-free Admin Line: 1-800-697-8719
Toll Free Phone 1-877-687-2847, 1-87 POUR AVIS
Primary Contact Nathan Boivin, Clinic lawyer

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