Legal Support

Forced marriages are illegal. Individuals should seek professional and confidential help in understanding their legal rights and responsibilities.

Criminal offenses for forced marriages can include sexual assault, threatening behaviour/threats to kills, kidnap, abduction, assault, imprisonment and murder.

Community Legal Support Services

Community Legal Clinics in Ontario

Contact: Legal Aid Ontario 1-800-668-8258 (legal aid assistance and referrals in over 120 languages)
Website: www.cleo.on.ca/english/links.htm#1

Free Legal Assistance Services for Low-Income Ontarians

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario

Contact: (416) 487-6371
Website: www.salc.on.ca

Family Law Education for Women

Contact: (416) 961-8101
Website: www.onefamilylaw.ca

Justice for Youth and Children

Location: 415 Yonge Street, Suite 1203, Toronto
Contact: (416) 920-1633
Website: www.jfcy.org

Ontario Women’s Justice Network

Website: www.owjn.org

This online legal resource provides information on issues related to justice and violence against women and children.

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