The Family Court Support Program was first funded in 2011 by Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General.

The Family Cour Support Program is available in 49 locations across the province. Its goals are to increase your access to the family justice system and to help those experiencing domestic violence understand and participate more fully in the family law process.

If you are located in Toronto, facing abuse and are headed to the family court system or are already there, the Clinic’s Family Court Support Program can help you. Our workers are trained in the family court process and have many years’ experience with court personnel.

Our staff can

  • give you clear information about the court process, the many services at the court, legal aid and how to find a lawyer
  • help you stay safer while you deal with your legal matters
  • help to document the abuse you experienced for the court
  • go with you through the court process, including most court sessions and meetings, to help you understand court proceedings and plan your next steps
  • arrange for qualified language interpreters to assist you
  • help you connect with community services and supports, such as housing, counselling, social assistance, access to food, support for your children and much more

This program does not offer legal advice and is not intended to replace advice from a lawyer.

Meet with us

To set up an appointment, call us at 416-323-9149, ext. 233.

You may have to leave a message. Please say your name and number clearly and tell us a time when we can call.

Please tell us if it is safe to call you back and safe leave a message.

Family courts

Toronto’s family courts are located at

  • 47 Sheppard Avenue East
  • 311 Jarvis Street
  • 393 University Avenue

You can find family courts in other areas of Ontario on the Ministry of the Attorney General website.

Who we serve

The Family Court Support Program is for all women who have experienced violence and are involved in family court processes. It recognizes the unique needs of

  • Francophone and Indigenous women
  • women with disabilities
  • immigrant women
  • women, people who identify as women and people with non-binary gender identity, lesbian and transgendered women
  • women who are not comfortable communicating in English or French

For French-speaking women, services are provided by Oasis Centre des Femmes. Oasis can be reached at 416-591-6565.

Men who have experienced domestic violence and are seeking family court support, including referrals to support services in the community, can contact our workers for summary assistance and referral.