Legal & Financial Services

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Description: 

The Community Legal Clinic of York Region (‘CLCYR’) is a not-for-profit organization which serves low-income residents in York Region. The clinic is staffed by lawyers, paralegals and support staff and offers free legal help to those who meet our financial eligibility criteria

 


 

Services:

  • Housing and tenant’s rights
  • Social assistance
  • injury compensation
  • employment and immigration
  • referral and legal representation

 


 

Georgina Residents: 

Are these services offered in Georgina Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: YES/NO

 


 

Contact Information:

Phone: 905-508-5018

Toll-free: 1-888-365-5226

Fax: 1-905-508-7539

 

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Description: 

The Ontario Disability Support Program is a financial assistance and benefits program for Ontario citizens over the age of 18 who have a disability and need help with their living expenses. This program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

 


 

Services Offered:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Drug & vision care coverage
  • Services and supports to help clients with disabilities find occupation and advance their careers

 


 

Georgina Residents: 

Are these services offered in Georgina Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: YES/NO

 


 

Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-868-8900

Email: dsp.newmarket@ontario.ca

 

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Description: 

Ontario Works (OW) benefits are for people who need money because they cannot find work or temporarily cannot work

 


 

Services: 

  • Financial assistance to qualifying individuals to help with cost of basic needs, food, clothing, and shelter
  • Provides benefits such as drug coverage and vision care for clients and their eligible family members

 


 

Georgina Residents: 

Are these services offered in Georgina Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO

 


 

Contact Information: 

Phone Keswick Location: 1-877-464-9675

Phone: 416-325-5666

Toll Free: 1-888-789-4199

Toll Free for people with hearing disabilities: 1-800-387-5559

 

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Description: 

Shine Through the Rain Foundation aims to help individuals and families affected by life-threatening illness, working hard to improve and enrich the lives of those who approach us in their time of need. They support adults, children and families from all walks of life, providing advice, guidance and financial support as they try to navigate emotional, physical and financial challenges that arise from a health crisis

 


 

 

Services: 

  • Guidance, support, and financial aid to those who are affected by life threatening illness
  • Rainy Day Fund
  • Camp Scholarship Program
  • Camp Backpack Program

 


 

Georgina Residents: 

Are these services offered in Georgina Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: NO

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO

 


 

Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-477-7743
Fax: 905-477-4251
Email: info@shinethroughtherain.ca

 

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Description: 

York Region Housing Mediation Services® is a Conflict Resolution Program partnered with the Community Legal Clinic of York Region. Their objective is to resolve disputes between landlord and tenants and/or tenants and tenants that if left unresolved would lead to a lengthier and more expensive process at the Landlord & Tenant Board

 


 

Services Offered: 

  • Program designed to help housing providers and their users resolve conflicts through free and confidential mediation

 


 

Georgina Residents: 

Are these services offered in Georgina Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO

 


 

Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-505-2535

Email: info@yrhms.ca

 

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Description: 

Programs that help eligible York Region residents, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness not receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Program benefits, to stabilize their housing

 


 

Georgina Residents: 

Are these services offered in Georgina Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: NO

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO

 


 

Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-895-4293 or 1-866-512-6228

Toll Free: 1-888-256-1112