Resources on Children and Youth

The following government services, agencies and non-profit organizations are available to protect and assist children and the people who care for them.

Kids’ Help Phone / Jeunesse, J’écoute
Crisis counselling and referrals for children and young adults, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-668-6868 (bilingual)

Child Protection Court Cases
Information for parents and other people who are involved in a child protection court case.

International Child Abductions

Adoption – Ministry of Children and Youth Services
416-327-4742 (accepts collect calls)

Justice for Children and Youth
Advice, representation, and referrals for children and young people under 18 years of age.

National Youth in Care Network
Offers a variety of programs and information for youth in care and in the justice system.

Office of Child and Family Service Advocacy, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Helps to ensure that children and youth in care know and understand their rights, and that the laws that protect them from abuse or harsh treatment are enforced. Advocates help children and families make complaints about unacceptable treatment.
1-800-263-2841 (bilingual)

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

Ontario Supervised Access Centres
For separated families who need a setting where court-ordered supervised visits with children can take place. Call for the location and telephone number of the supervised access centre in your community.
416-212-2029 (accepts collect calls)

Office of the Children’s Lawyer
Provides court-appointed legal representation for children up to 18 years of age.
416-314-8000 (bilingual – accepts collect calls)