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|Record #||Organization / Program Name(s)||Address||Office Phone||Description||Hours||My List|
|CDR0081||Associated Youth Services of Peel||160 Traders Blvd E, Ste 100
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K7
|Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) is a charitable organization which strengthens the abilities of adults, children, youth and their families who are, or are at risk of, experiencing serious social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Staff and volunteers provide support, education, counseling or therapy in the home, at school or in the community.
AYSP initially contracted with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services to provide a Phase I Young Offender Community Service Order (CSO) Program and a Volunteer Program in Peel. AYSP now provides programming for adults, children, youth and their families in partnership with other service providers in the areas of child welfare, children's mental health, education and justice to provide well-coordinated services to the community.
Programs & services offered include:
COMMUNITY-BASED OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Working Together with Families, 0-6 Program
Challenges: Child Management Program
Family Connections Program
Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) Program
Reaching Adolescents in Need (R.A.I.N.)
The Adolescent Team Program
Youth Beyond Barriers Program
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program
Section 23 Classrooms
Reaching Adolescents in Need (R.A.I.N).
Parent Adolescent Counselling Program (PAC-P)
Youth Justice Committee (YJC)
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program (EJS - formerly the Alternative Measures Program)
Enhanced Extrajudicial Sanctions Program
Extrajudicial Measures Program
Community Service Order Program (CSO)
The Attendance Centre
Youth Mental Health Court Worker
AYSP's Volunteer Program works to support all services offered at AYSP. A volunteer brochure is available for those interested in more detail on these services.
|*Mon-Thur 9 am-5 pm
*Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
*Some evening & weekend groups available
|CDR0050||Justice for Children and Youth||415 Yonge St, Suite 1203
Toronto, ON M5B 2E7
|416-920-1633||Legal clinic that represents and advocates for youth (under 18yrs) on matters such as: welfare, education, children's aid, getting off the street, family or criminal law.
Advises and represents youth who want into or out of children's aid care. Answers questions or concerns about their placement or program while in care.
CONSENT TO TREATMENT
Gives legal advice to young persons and care providers regarding the right to consent to and refuse treatment; assists young people who are having trouble getting OHIP.
Advocates for youth who are in jail at youth centres or in detention.
CUSTODY AND ACCESS
Represents children and youth who are not living with a parent and are seeking access to siblings only. The Office of the Children's Lawyer represents children and youth in custody and access disputes. They are appointed by the court and the parents' lawyers can request this appointment.
Helps young people who are not living with a parent get enrolled in school; helps children and parents obtain appropriate special education placements by giving legal advice relating to the various processes under the Education Act; provides summary advice to parents throughout Ontario and will consult with other lawyers and clinics to assist them in representing clients outside the Toronto area; represents low-income children and youth who have been suspended or excluded from school or who face expulsion from a school board; gives advice about truancy and about information, records and privacy issues.
DOES NOT practice immigration or refugee law. However will assist children and youth obtain OHIP or school enrolment when their immigration status is an issue; and will assist other lawyers and clinics with this area of law as it relates to the Charter and to international human rights instruments.
Provides summary advice and representation, when necessary, for young people who have left or are considering leaving their parents' home (issues often involve child welfare, support, family and social assistance law); assists in the recovery of personal possessions being withheld by a parent when a young person leaves home.
MENTAL HEALTH LAW
Acts for youth who are locked in mental health facilities (secure treatment/psychiatric wards) or who are in a facility for mental health reasons.
Represents youth (16-17yrs) who are trying to get general welfare assistance or who have been cut off; gives summary advice to persons seeking the foster parent benefit and to young parents applying for family benefits.
Provides summary advice to young persons and assistance to legal counsel where youth are seeking financial support from their parents (the youth should be able to obtain a legal aid certificate). In this area, assists youth living independently - but NOT youth living with a parent.
Tries to challenge laws that discriminate against children or youth, or laws which fail to take into account the best interests or wishes of children and youth, from the perspective of the young person; will also represent children and youth in cases which involve the interpretation of legislation pertaining to them such as the Child and Family Services Act or the Young Offenders Act.
VICTIMS OF CRIME
Represents young persons who wish to protect the privacy of personal records (e.g. CAS files, school records, medical records, etc.) in criminal proceedings (defence lawyers may try to use these records to undermine the testimony of victims of crime in the trial against the accused); helps young people make claims before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. (DOES NOT assist with personal injury claims in civil courts).
Helps young people in trouble with the law by giving them information about the legal system and their rights; helps them find lawyers and refers them to other resource; represents youth who are charged in incidents in schools, group homes and jail; represents youth with learning or other difficulties; may do appeals depending on the issues; does reviews of dispositions to help a youth get into open custody or on probation; will do bail hearings and general advocacy for youth without lawyers.
|Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm (phones on VM 12-1 p.m.)||Add Record|
|CDR0034||Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Office Of The Children's Lawyer||393 University Ave, 14th Flr
|416-314-8000||The Office of the Children's Lawyer is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General which delivers programs in the administration of justice on behalf of children under the age of 18 with respect to their personal and property rights. Lawyers within the office represent children in various areas of law including child custody and access disputes, child protection proceedings, estate matters and civil litigation. Clinical investigators prepare reports for the court in custody/access proceedings and may assist lawyers who are representing children in such matters.||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0182||Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Court Of Justice, Provincial Division, Family Court||A Grenville & William Davis Courthouse
7755 Hurontario St, Ste 100
Brampton, ON L6W 4T6
|905-456-4702||Family Court hears matters pertaining to the Family Law Act, Childrens Law Reform Act, Child and Family Services Act. Deals with questions of child custody, spousal and child support, and access to children in cases of marriage breakdown, including responsibilities of parents. Deals with protection of children as provided for by above mentioned Acts. Hears matters of assault and threatening between family members under provisions of Criminal Code of Canada.||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0051||Peel CAS||6860 Century Ave, West Tower
Mississauga, ON L5N 2W5
|905-363-6131||Peel CAS's mission is to protect children and strengthen families and communities through partnership.
Protects children and youth from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect Investigates child protection concerns for children (under 16yrs)
Provides guidance and counseling, and works with parents and families to help them provide safe and loving environments for their children
Provides care for children and youth and supervises children who are under the care of Peel CAS
Places children for adoption
|Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0236||UNICEF Canada||Canada Square
2200 Yonge St, Ste 1100
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
|1-800-567-4483||UNICEF works for and with children in 156 countries and territories, advocating for children's rights, ensuring their basic needs are met and enabling them to reach their full potential.
UNICEF's programming priorities include immunization, girls' education, HIV and AIDS, child protection and early childhood development.
UNICEF is also present whenever emergencies strike, working to ensure the well-being and development of children.
Operates various programs including sales of UNICEF greeting cards, the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, the Education for Development program and public education.
|Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0041||Victims of Violence, Canadian Centre For Missing Children||117 Centrepointe Drive, #340
Ottawa, ON K2G 5X3
|613-233-0052||Dedicated to the prevention of crimes against children. Provides support and referrals to victims of violent crime.
Programs and services include: public awareness about crimes against children: Canadian Centre for Missing Children, a clearinghouse for information on missing children (and adults); support and assistance for victims of violent crime; and public education.