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Victim Services of
Waterloo Region

Resourceful Links

Court and Legal Services Links

The following links are provided to victims and the general public in obtaining additional information and assistance on victimization issues. Should you know of a link that should be added, please email it to [email protected]

 

Child Witness Centre
Assists children involved in the criminal justice system as witnesses.
https://childwitness.com/

 

Community Legal Education Ontario
A community legal clinic, founded in 1974, that specializes in public legal education.
https://www.cleo.on.ca/en

 

Justice and the Law in Canada
A comprehensive site explaining legal and governmental processes in Canada.
https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/

 

Lawyer Locate.ca
Help finding a lawyer in your area.
http://www.lawyerlocate.ca/

 

Legal Aid Ontario
Providing legal services for those who cannot afford legal representation.
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/

 

Luke’s Place
Luke’s Place is a non-profit organization solely devoted to improving the safety and experience of women and their children as they proceed through the family law process.
https://lukesplace.ca/about-us/contact-us/


National Association of Women and the Law

The National Association of Women and the Law works with feminist lawyers, students, service providers, academics, activists and allies to re-build a feminist law reform network and increase the capacities of women to engage in the law making process.
https://nawl.ca/

 

Ontario Human Rights Commission
Protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
http://www.ohrc.on.ca/

 

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Dedicated to the preservation and improvement of a civil justice system which is equally accessible to all and which fully and fairly protects the rights of those who have suffered losses as a result of the wrongdoing of others.
https://www.otla.com/

 

Ontario Women’s Justice Network & Women’s Legal Education/Action Fund
The OWJN tries to help survivors of violence and their supports better understand legal rights in Ontario. While they do not provide legal advice, they provide accessible information that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.
https://owjn.org/

 

Parole Decision Making – Myths and Realities
A resource to answer questions on parole, from the National Parole Board.
https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/corporate/publications-and-forms/parole-decision-making-myths-and-realities.html

 

The John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington
Offers programs aimed at reducing recidivism, preventing delinquency and stopping domestic violence and youth crime.
https://johnhoward.on.ca/waterloo/

 

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
Providing legal services for those who cannot afford legal representation in the Region of Waterloo.
https://www.wrcls.ca/