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Adult Protective Services

705-876-9245

Free service for adults 18 years and up who have an intellectual disability; services

include support for resolving legal issues, individualized short-term support and

long-term planning, case coordination advocacy.

 

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

1-855-598-2656

Consultation for professionals and organizations; free legal information for older

adults. Scheduled intake on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

www.advocacycentreelderly.org

 

Capacity Assessment Office

1-866-521-1033

Trains eligible health professionals to be capacity assessors in accordance with the Substitute Decisions  Act. It also: maintains an up-to-date list of qualified

capacity assessors; offers a financial assistance plan to people who want to request

an assessment but cannot afford to do so.

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/capacityoffice.php

 

Consent and Capacity Board

1-866-777-7391

Conducts hearings under the Mental Health Act, the Health Care Consent Act, the

Personal Health Information Protection Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and

the Mandatory Blood Testing Act; before contacting with any questions, see below

website for the Frequently Asked Questions.

www.ccboard.on.ca

 

Elizabeth Fry Society

705-749-6809   -  1-800-820-7384  -Free

Free for women who have been charged with an offence, who must appear in court,

or who are at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system; services

include court support, supportive counselling, and group programs for anger management, stop shoplifting, and self-esteem; sexual assault treatment and

community resource education.

www.efryptbo.org

 

Legal Aid Ontario

705-743-5430   1-800-668-8258

A wide range of services are available, including summary legal advice for family

and criminal law matters. Provide duty counsel services - performed by staff and

private-sector lawyers - for people who arrive in criminal, family or youth courts

without a lawyer. Poverty law services - such as helping people to obtain or

maintain social assistance benefits. LAO also runs a certificate program for the

most serious and complex cases. Eligible low-income clients can obtain a certificate

which is used to retain a private lawyer.

www.legalaid.on.ca

 

Four Counties Family Mediation

705-760-9603

Alternative to resolving disputes; each mediation case begins with free consultation

and screening of the involved parties; fee for service, fee assistance available for

extensive mediation.

www.familycourtmediation.com

 

John Howard Society

705-743-8331

Counselling and support for abusive men; fee for service, no one turned away due

to inability to pay; partners of participants helped with safety planning and referrals

to community resources;

www.jhsptbo.com

 

Law Society Referral  Service (LSRS)

1-855-947-5255

Connects people looking for legal assistance with a lawyer or paralegal.  When you

request a lawyer or paralegal referral online, we will give you the name of a lawyer

or licensed paralegal who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes to

help you determine your rights and options, provided we have a match ava

www.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs

 

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee-Investigation Unit

1-800-366-0335

To report incidents of serious abuse where victim is incapable. www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

 

Peterborough Community Legal Centre

705-749-9355

Legal services for low income people with legal issues in various area including:

Canada Pension Plan, Residential Tenancies Act (tenants only), Consumer Protection, Human Rights Code and the Charter; staff refer other inquiries to appropriate

agencies and resources in the community.

www.peterboroughcommunitylegalcentre.org

 

The Landlord and Tenant Board

1-888-332-3234

Provides information about the RTA and to resolves disputes between most

residential landlords and tenants; (formerly the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal); www.orht.gov.on.ca/home.htm

 

YWCA

705-743-3526

Provides Family Court support

www.ywcapeterborough.org