Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Office of the Children's Lawyer

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Record #: MET0854 Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2009
Contact Information
Office Phone416-314-8000
Fax416-314-8050
Websitewww.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl/
Agency Information
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Primary ExecutiveDebra Stephens, Children's Lawyer
Supplementary Info
Cross ReferenceChildren's Lawyer ; Ministry of the Attorney General ; Ontario. Office of the Children's Lawyer
Description and Service Details
DescriptionPersonal Rights -- legal representation of children under the Courts of Justice Act in custody/access matters under the Divorce Act and Children's Law Reform Act * legal representation of children and minor parents under the Child and Family Services Act, in child protection proceedings and Consent to Adoption matters * preparation of reports to the court under the Courts of Justice Act in custody/access applications

Property Rights -- represents the child's interest in estate or trust matters * provides civil legal representation for the child when there is no one willing and able to do so
HoursMon-Fri 8:30-5
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityParents, courts, lawyers, children or any persons depending on legislation * must be in court system already
ApplicationCourt referrals only
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Site Information
Site LocationBay Street Corridor, 76
Located In CommunityToronto Central
Address & Map
393 University Ave, 14th Fl
Toronto, ON M5G 1W9
IntersectionUniversity Ave-Dundas St W
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms * braille and lowered elevator buttons * designated parking in lot, close to entrance