Find an Advocate - Ontario - General Advocacy

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Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 211
Advocacy Description: 211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life's challenges. 211's award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community,...
Tags: help line
Location: Toronto , ON
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Multicultural, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 211
Other Telephone: 1-888-340-1001 (TTY)
Advocacy Description: 211 Toronto is a Help Line and website which provides comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information on services provided by nonprofit, community-based organizations or the public sector. In...
Tags: help line
Location: Lindsay , ON , 64 Lindsay Street South
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: (705) 328-0905
Advocacy Description: A Place Called Home is a charitable, non-profit organization that has been providing shelter and 24/7 support services to the homeless—and those at risk of becoming homeless—for more than 17 years....
Tags: homelessness, outreach, shelter, support services
Location: Toronto , ON , 18 King Street East
Suite 901
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists, Children and Youth, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Violence
Telephone: (416) 214-4747
Advocacy Description: As a specialty clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the ACLC provides advice and represents African Canadians in a number of legal forums through race-based test cases that are likely to result in...
Location: , ON
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Multicultural, Welfare, Women, Workers
Advocacy Description: CASSA is a social justice umbrella organization working with Ontario’s diverse South Asian communities. They have an extensive service directory with listings of organizations from across Ontario.
Tags: childcare, children's aid, clinics, community centres, credit counselling, employment services, intercultural, multicultural, neighbourhood house, south asian, women's centre, women's shelter
Location: Toronto , ON , 2141 Jane Street, 2nd Floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Multicultural, Women
Telephone: 416.533.8545
Other Telephone: AIDS Program: 416.925.2800. Legal Clinic: 416.533.0680. Women’s Program: 416.533.6411
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Advocacy Description: The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples serves new immigrants from 20 Spanish-speaking countries as well as members of other communities. They offer a variety of services designed to overcome...
Tags: immigration help, Latin American, Latino/Latina, legal aid, legal assistance, settlement support, women's support
Location: St. Catherines , ON , 12 North Street
PO Box 575
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Health
Telephone: St. Catherines: 905-685-1349
Advocacy Description: Community Care, St. Catharines & Thorold is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive emergency services to those in need. Services include but are not limited to food security,...
Tags: dental emergencies, emergency services, food bank, food programs, health, homelessness prevention, homelessness support, money management, skills development
Location: Thorold , ON , 19 Albert Street West
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Health
Telephone: Thorold: 905-227-9240
Advocacy Description: Community Care, St. Catharines & Thorold is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive emergency services to those in need. Services include but are not limited to food security,...
Tags: dental emergencies, emergency services, food bank, food programs, health, homelessness prevention, homelessness support, money management, skills development
Location: Kingston , ON , 302 Victoria St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Debt, Housing and Tenants, Mental Health, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 613-545-9640
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Open 24 hours daily 365 days a year
Advocacy Description: Dawn House Women’s Shelter operates to support and empower homeless women and their children by providing temporary shelter, counseling and advocacy.
Location: London , ON ,
Faculty of Law, Room 126
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Telephone: 519-661-4044
Advocacy Description: The Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides free mediation services to residents of London and Middlesex County who wish to resolve their disputes quickly,...
Tags: dispute resolution, mediation
Location: Windsor , ON , 235 Eugenie St. W.
Suite 105A
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Family, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: (519) 966-5010
Hours:
Monday: 9am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 2 pm Sunday: closed
Advocacy Description: At Family Services Windsor-Essex, we provide a variety of different programs and services to enrich the community. Services include: Counseling Adult Protective Service Worker Program (Support for...
Location: Shelburne , ON , Mel Lloyd Centre
167 Centre Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Violence, Women
Telephone: 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357
Other Telephone: TTY: 519-942-1651
Advocacy Description: Provides shelter and counselling to abused women and their children and delivers skill-building violence prevention workshops to youth and adults in Caledon and Dufferin. Transitional, Legal and...
Tags: child protection advocacy, men fleeing abuse, women fleeing abuse, women fleeing violence, women's emergency services, women's shelter, women's support services
Location: Bolton , ON , 18 King St.E., Unit D6
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Violence, Women
Telephone: 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357
Other Telephone: TTY: 519-942-1651
Advocacy Description: Provides shelter and counselling to abused women and their children and delivers skill-building violence prevention workshops to youth and adults in Caledon and Dufferin. Transitional, Legal and...
Tags: child protection advocacy, men fleeing abuse, women fleeing abuse, women fleeing violence, women's emergency services, women's shelter, women's support services
Location: Orangeville , ON , 20 Bredin Pkwy
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Violence, Women
Telephone: 519-942-4122
Advocacy Description: Provides shelter and counselling to abused women and their children and delivers skill-building violence prevention workshops to youth and adults in Caledon and Dufferin. Transitional, Legal and...
Tags: child protection advocacy, men fleeing abuse, women fleeing abuse, women fleeing violence, women's emergency services, women's shelter, women's support services
Location: Toronto , ON , 59 Adelaide Street East, 6th Floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Employment and Unemployment, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (416) 364-8228
Advocacy Description: Fred Victor is a social services organization that helps homeless and low income people living in Toronto. They offer a wide range of programs that help each person find the support they need....
Tags: emergency shelter, employment program, employment resource centre, homelessness, homelessness outreach, homelessness prevention, homelessness support, housing support, shelter, social service support, transitional housing, women's housing, women's shelter
Location: Ottawa , ON , Lowertown Community Resource Centre
40 Cobourg Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists
Telephone: 613-789-3930 ext. 314
Advocacy Description: The GACF (Groupe d’action communautaire francophone) is an Ottawa-based community group consisting of francophone citizens and representatives of various community agencies. Our mission is to unite...
Tags: anti-poverty advocacy, francophone, French speaking
Location: London , ON , 866 A Dundas St.
P.O Box 2801
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (519) 438-8676
Advocacy Description: LIFE*SPIN provides information, support and community-based programs to low-income Londoners. Our front-line services deal with the immediate crises and problems faced by low-income people,...
Tags: food security, free store, homelessness prevention, mediation, poverty advocacy, poverty prevention, women's housing, women's resource centre
Location: London , ON , 866 Dundas Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Advocacy Description: LIFE*SPIN provides specialized assistance to all individuals in obtaining government benefits to which they may be entitled, such as OAS, GIS, EI, Canada Pension Plan, Ontario Works, subsidized...
Tags: CPP, homelessness prevention, low income, ODSP
Location: North York , ON , 700 Lawrence Ave. West, Suite 226
Lawrence Square Mall
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Women
Telephone: 416-784-0920
Advocacy Description: North York Community House has been serving the residents of southwest North York for over 20 years. Their programs include: English Language Support Community Settlement Workers Family Support...
Tags: ESL instruction, family support groups, homework program, parenting program, settlement services, women's support groups, youth drop-in
Location: , ON
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Workers
Advocacy Description: Community legal clinics provide representation, public legal education, law reform and community development services to low-income individuals and groups within a defined geographical area. Social...
Tags: community development services, community legal clinics, housing law, public legal education, social assistnance
Location: Toronto , ON , 1499 Queen Street West
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Health, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural
Telephone: (416) 537-2262
Advocacy Description: The Parkdale Activity – Recreation Centre is a drop-in community centre that imagines a world where extreme poverty no longer exists. The PARC Drop-In Program provides friendship, social...
Tags: anti-poverty, drop-in centre, employment resources, food security, healthcare outreach, homelessness prevention, housing assistance, parkdale, poverty outreach, poverty prevention
Location: Toronto , ON , 1266 Queen Street West
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Health, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 416-531-2411
Advocacy Description: Parkdale Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic located on Queen Street in the west end of Toronto, Canada. They provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income...
Tags: Criminal Injury Compensation, ontario disability support program, Workers’ Compensation
Location: Toronto , ON , 465 Dundas Street East
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Family, Health, Mental Health
Telephone: 416-364-2261
Advocacy Description: Community-based health organization serving the residents of Regent Park and surrounding areas. Treatment, support, prevention, education and advocacy on physical and mental health issues. Programs...
Tags: community health centre, health clinic, mental health, poverty outreach, Regent Park, urban poverty
Location: Chatham , ON , 46 Orangewood Blvd
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: (519) 354-8353
Advocacy Description: The Salvation Army in Chatham-Kent offers services such as: Tenant Assistance Homelessness and Emergency Housing Utility Crisis Fund Affordable Housing Lists Housing Laws Advocacy Landlord Mediation...
Location: Kingston , ON , 56 Francis Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Health, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 613-548-7810
Hours:
8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday
Advocacy Description: The Seniors' Association Kingston Region offers services such as medical drives, a frozen food program, counselling, expert advice, and foot care to all seniors throughout the Greater Kingston region...
Tags: community centre, legal assistance for seniors, seniors' advocacy, seniors' programs, seniors' services, seniors' support services
Location: Toronto , ON , 333 Sherbourne Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Women
Telephone: 416-324-4180
Advocacy Description: The Sherbourne Health Centre is an urban primary health care centre serving the diverse communities of southeast Toronto since 2003. We seek to reduce barriers to care by taking a comprehensive...
Tags: community health centre, counselling, homeless health outreach, homeless healthcare, LGBT counselling, LGBT health care, LGBT support programs, newcomers healthcare, newcomers support programs, transgender healthcare, transsexual healthcare
Location: Toronto , ON , 168 Bathurst Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Health, Mental Health
Telephone: (416) 703-8482
Advocacy Description: Shout Clinic is a comprehensive health service for homeless and street-involved youth under 25. We are located in downtown Toronto with a city-wide mandate. The main purpose of Shout Clinic is to...
Tags: homeless youth, homeless youth healthcare, street youth
Location: , ON
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Women, Workers
Advocacy Description: Specialty clinics: represent specific individuals (e.g., seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS) deal with specific area of law service clients throughout Ontario. Some clinics also specialize in...
Tags: african canadians, chinese, correctional law, environmental law, HIV/AIDS, income security, industrial accident victims, injured worker, south asian, southeast asian, Spanish, workers' health, workers' safety'
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Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: Student Legal Aid Services Societies (SLASS), funded by LAO, operate out of Ontario's six law schools. With the supervision of full time lawyers, volunteer law students provide legal advice and...
Tags: minor crimes, student legal aid, students, tribunals
Location: Toronto , ON , 519 Church Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: 416-392-6874
Advocacy Description: The 519 has over 300 groups using meeting space, providing community services and offering self help programmes. Programs include: AIDS Memorial Anti-Violence Program (AVP) Anti-Poverty and...
Location: Belleville , ON , 158 George Street, Level 1
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 613-966-8686
Other Telephone: TTY: 613-966-8714 / 1-877-966-8714
Hours:
Main Office (Belleville): Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Satellites: As scheduled, by appointment
Advocacy Description: The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic. We provide free legal services to low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington...
Location: Cobourg , ON , 1005 Elgin Street West
Suite #301
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 905-372-2646
Advocacy Description: THCN helps the unemployed and disadvantaged residents of Northumberland County through programs that give help for the real world problems of low-income people. The Help Centre provides programs in...
Tags: Canada Pension Plan, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Employment Insurance, Employment Standards, evictions, ontario disability support program, Ontario Human Rights complaints, Ontario Works, rent bank, tenant hearings, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Location: Stratford , ON , 612 Erie St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Food and Foodbanks
Telephone: 519-508-3663
Advocacy Description: In addition to providing access to healthy food and food skills, the Centre also emphasizes the systems and mechanisms that keep people in poverty, facilitates the development of mutual support...
Location: Scarborough , ON , 74 Firvalley Court
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 416-694-1138
Advocacy Description: Warden Woods Community Centre provides a range of services for children and youth, seniors, intravenous drug users, and homeless people. The Centre also provides crisis intervention and support...
Tags: children and youth programs, crisis intervention, drugs and alcohol, intravenous drug users, seniors' services, seniors' support services