Durham Mediation Centre

 The Future is in Your Hands

905-723-1359 or 905-579-1988

 

                                   LINKS TO OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

Legal Resources

Ministry of the Attorney General 
Family Page

Ontario Child Support Calculator

Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario gives low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs

 

Durham Courthouse

150 Bond Street East

Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0A2


Crown general inquiry: 905-743-2700

Superior court - Divisional: 905-743-2630

Superior court - Family: 905-743-2620

Superior court - Civil: 905-743-2630

Superior court - Criminal: 905-743-2630

Small Claims - Superior Court of Justice: 905-743-2630

Ontario court - Criminal: 905-743-2640

Ontario court - Youth Criminal: 905-743-2640

Ontario Victims Services: 905-743-2790

Ontario Victims Services (toll-free): 1-888-579-2888

No website available

ARCH DISABILITY LAW CENTER
phone: 416-482-8255
Toll Free: 1-866-482-2724
TTY: 416-482-1254
Toll Free TTY: 1-866-482-2728

DURHAM COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC
Oshawa
Phone: 905-728-7321
Toll Free: 1-888-297-2202

FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE
For more information, contact your lawyer or the FRO directly at the Family Responsibility Office.

 A 24-hour automated info line is also available to assist you with your inquiries.


Client Services Call Center: 1-800-267-4330 or 416-326-1817 
24-Hour Automated Info Line: 1-800-267-7263 or 416-326-1818
TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-866-545-0083
www.thefrosolution.ca

LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA
Phone: 416-947-3300
Toll Free: 1-800-668-7380
www.lsuc.on.ca

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
Phone: 416-947-3330
Toll Free: 1-800-268-8326
TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 416-644-4886
www.lsuc.on.ca

LEGAL AID ONTARIO 
Oshawa
Phone: 905-576-2125 
Toll Free: 1-866-595-0563
TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-866-641-8867
www.legalaid.on.ca

OFFICE OF THE CHILDREN’S LAWYER
Phone: 416-314-8000
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl


Children and Youth Services

The following resources are currently available in the Durham Region and offer services specifically for children and youth whose families are going through a separation or divorce.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTER OF CANADA 
Ajax-Pickering 905-831-3777 
Phone: 905-831-3777 
www.bigbrothersandsistersofajaxpickering.com

Clarington
Phone: 905-623-6646
www.bigbrothersandsisters.ca

Oshawa-Whitby
Phone: 905-579-2551
www.bigbrothersandsisters.ca

FRONTENAC YOUTH SERVICES 
Oshawa
Phone: 905-579-1551
Toll Free: 1-877-455-5527
Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275
Crisis Line: 1-800-742-1890
www.frontenacyouthservices.org

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF DURHAM
Ajax
Phone: 905-428-8111
Toll Free: 1-887-5795
www.girlsinc-durham.org

KINARK CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 
Whitby
Phone: 905-668-2411
Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275 
Toll Free: 1-866-929-0061
www.kinark.on.ca

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE
Oshawa
Phone: 905-728-7525
www.simcoehall.com

THE YOUTH CENTER
Ajax 
Phone: (905) 428-1212
www.theyouthcentre.ca


Women’s Services


ANISHNAABE KWEWAG GAMIG – ALDERVILE WOMEN’S SHELTER

Phone: 905-352-3898
Toll-free:  1-800-388-5171
Crisis Phone:  905-352-3708
www.eagle.ca/~akg

A.P.P.L.E COMMUNITY PROJECT

Ajax/Pickering
Phone: 905-619-2556
Crisis Line:  905-576-2997

http://www.ywcadurham.org/content/view/36/70/

BETHESDA HOUSE

Bowmanville
Phone: 905-623-6045 ext. 206 
24 hour support line: 905-623-6050 
Toll Free:  1-800-338-3397
www.bethesdahouse.ca

THE DENISE HOUSE 

Oshawa Phone: 905-728-7311  
Toll Free:  1-800-263-3725
TTY Line:  905-728-4394
www.thedenisehouse.com

HERIZON HOUSE

Ajax Phone: 905-426-1064 ext. 1
Crisis Line:  1-866-437-4066
www.herizonhouse.com/


LUKE’S PLACE

Whitby Phone: 905-728-0978
www.lukesplace.ca

MUSLIM WELFARE HOME FOR NEEDY WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Open to all faiths, the centre offers a variety of services free of charge including family counseling, legal advice, medical referrals and translation services. An indoor recreation facility is accessible for children.

Whitby Phone:  905-665-0424
www.muslimwelfarecentre.com

OUTWARD BOUND- WOMEN OF COURAGE PROGRAM

Phone: 705-382-5454
Toll Free:  1-888-688-9273 x. 224
www.outwardbound.ca


WOMEN’S MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE & COUNSELING CENTRE OF DURHAM

Pickering Phone: 905-427-7849
Toll free: 1-877-454-4035
www.wmrccdurham.com

WORK LINKS FOR WOMEN

Oshawa
Phone: 905-433-9539
Toll free: 1-866-375-9539
www.northernlightscanada.ca

Y’s WISH SHELTER

Oshawa Phone: 905-576-6743
Crisis Phone:  905-576-2997


Men's Services


CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DURHAM INCORPORATED

Oshawa 133 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G8 
Phone: 905-433-0254

D.A.D.S. OF DURHAM (DADS AIMING FOR DIRECTION AND SUPPORT)
Oshawa Phone: 905-579-8482
Ajax Phone: 905-427-8165 

www.jhsdurham.on.ca/dads/

NEW CHOICES PARTNER ASSAULT RESPONSE PROGRAM (P.A.R. PROGRAM)
Whitby
Lower Level
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1N6A3 
Phone: 905-668-4113 ext. 3994


Counselling Resources

Family Services

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

Toll Free: 1-877-282-8932
Oshawa Phone: 905-725-3513
Ajax Phone: 905-428-1984

www.cfsdurham.com

DISTRESS CENTRE DURHAM
Whitby
Phone: 905-430-3511
Local Helpline: 905-430-2522  
Toll Free:  1-800-452-0688     
www.distresscentredurham.com


DURHAM CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY
Oshawa
Phone: 905-433-1551  
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8140
www.durhamcas.ca

DURHAM REGION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT CARE CENTRE (SACC)
24 Hour Emergency Services: 905-576-8711
Counselling Services    905-721-6128 ext 2787
www.dvsacc.com


DURHAM RAPE CRISIS CENTRE (DRCC)

Whitby
Phone: 905-444-9672
24 Hour Crisis Line:  905-668-9200
www.durhamrapecrisiscentre.com/


FAMILY SERVICES OF DURHAM

For intake, please call 1-866-840-6697

Ajax Phone: 905-683-3451
Brock Phone: 705-357-2241
Clarington Phone: 905-623-9141 or 905-697-3400
Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7665
OshawaPhone: 905-434-5855
Uxbridge Phone: 905-852-4566

Whitby Regional Office Phone: 905-666-6240      
Phone: 905-668-1421 or 905-668-6860

www.durham.ca  

         

JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY

www.jhsdurham.on.ca/

Ajax Phone 905-427-8165
Bowmanville 
Phone 905-623-6814  

Oshawa Phone: 905-579-8482          
Whitby Phone: 905-666-8847


ONE-PARENT FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (OPFA)

Ajax/Pickering
Phone: 905-831-7098
Website:  www.opfa.net

Oshawa/Whitby Chapter
Phone: 905-435-5351
www.oshawa-whitby.co.nr/


ONTARIO ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY MEDIATION (OAFM)

Toll Free:  1-800-989-3025
www.oafm.on.ca/

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

Oshawa Phone: 905-261-9021
www.pwposhawa.com/


ROSE OF DURHAM

Toll free: 1-800-241-3534
Oshawa

200 Bond Street West
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L7
Phone: 905-432-3622

Port Perry
169 North Street, Unit 2 
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B7 
Phone: 905-985-4221 

                                                   

SALVATION ARMY – Family Services
Ajax 
37 King's Crescent
Ajax, Ontario L1S 2L8
Phone: 905-427-7123                     

Bowmanville
75 Liberty Street South
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2N8
Phone: 905-623-2185
Oshawa
45 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B2  
Phone: 905-723-7422  
Uxbridge
35 Toronto Street North
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E6
Phone: 905-852-0090Whitby

607 Palace Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6S5
Phone: 905-430-3454

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE
Oshawa Phone: 905-728-7525
Website:  www.simcoehall.com

SUPERVISED ACCESS SERVICES OF DURHAM

75 Centennial Road
Ajax, Ontario L1S 4S4
Phone: 905-619-4565 ext. 305


VICTIM SERVICES OF DURHAM REGION

480 Taunton Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5R5
Phone: 905-579-1520 ext. 1846
Toll-Free: 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1846
www.drps.ca/


VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VWAP)

Oshawa
Phone: 905-430-4170
419 King Street West, Suite 520
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2K5

Parenting Programs and Courses

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

  • Offers programs including “Parenting After Violence” and “Families Forever”, a group for parents who are separated or divorced.  For information and registration, call the Oshawa office at 905-725-3513 and ask for the Intake Coordinator.

DURHAM REGION HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • Through the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program, parenting groups including “INFORMATION BABYVILLE”, for parents of infants as well as young parents’ and mothers’ support groups are available in various locations throughout Durham Region.  Please call the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program at 905-668-7711 or toll-free 1-800-372-1102.

JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY

  • Parenting programs includes “D.A.D.S”, a parenting group for fathers and the “Active Parenting Program” Call the Oshawa office at 905-579-8482 for additional information and registration.

ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRES


  • Centres are located throughout Durham Region and provide a variety of services and programs for parents and their young children (ages 0-6).  Call the Durham Region office at 905-697-3171 or visit www.ontarioearlyyears.ca for additional information and to locate a centre in your area.

ROSE OF DURHAM

  • Offers parent education programs including “Back to Basics” and “Nobody is Perfect” please call the Rose of Durham’s Oshawa office at 905-432-3622 for information and registration.

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE

  • Offers a variety of programs for parents and children who are coping with the effects of separation and divorce.  For more information and registration, please call 905-728-7525


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Oshawa
Phone:  905-728-1020
Toll Free: 1-800-921-3555
www.aaoshawa.org


CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Oshawa
Phone: 905-436-8760
Crisis Phone: 1-800-742-1890
www.durham.cmha.ca


THE CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH (CAMH)

Phone: 705-745-4248
Toll free: 1-800-463-6273
www.camh.net


COPE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

www.communitycaredurham.on.ca
General Email:

Ajax/Pickering 
Phone: 905-837-0017 ext. 229         
Brock 
Phone: 705-432-3044
Clarington
Phone: 905-623-4123         
Oshawa
Phone: 905-434-1693
Scugog
Phone: 905-985-8461

Uxbridge
Phone: 905-852-9560

Whitby
Phone: 905-668-6223

DESTINY MANOR ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN

Whitby
Phone: 905-668-1858
Toll Free:  1-800-825-6325
www.pinewoodcentre.org


DURHAM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Toll Free:  1-800-742-1890
Crisis Line:  905-666-0483

www.dmhs.ca

Ajax
Phone: 905-683-9124

Whitby Branch
Phone: 905-448-0453
Whitby Main
Phone: 905-666-0831 

                                          

FIRST STEP MEDICAL CLINIC

Oshawa
32 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G2
Phone: 905-720-0506

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – Central Lake Ontario Area

Oshawa
Phone: 905-434-2020
Toll-free: 1-888-724-3861
www.cloana.org

PINEWOOD CENTRE

Oshawa
Phone: 905-723-8195
Toll Free:  1-888-881-8878
After Hours:  905-723-8195
www.pinewoodcentre.org

ROUGE VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Ajax
Phone: 905-683-2320 ext 3203
www.rougevalley.ca