Legal Resources

Legal resources, Canadian legal information or useful websites with a legal connection that pertain to personal rights and freedoms, criminal law, legal aid in Ontario, controlled drugs, young offenders, court and pardons.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – interactive site reviewing Canada’s Charter of Rights, its history and its impact

Criminal Code of Canada – Canada’s code of criminal procedure, crime and punishment

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – Canadian legislation dealing with all drug offences

Youth Criminal Justice Act – The criminal law for people under the age of 18

Legal Aid Ontario – apply for access to a range of legal services for Ontarians

Ontario Laws in Digital Format – Find and search all Ontario laws and regulations

Federal Laws in Digital Format – Find and search all Canadian Federal laws and regulations

Canadian Legal Information Institute – Search for case law precedent from the Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal of all provinces and the Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada – website of Canada’s highest court including case law

Ontario Courts – website of the Ontario court system with decided cases

The Law Society of Upper Canada – Regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest and facilitates access to justice for the people of Ontario.

Citizenship & Immigration CanadaGovernment of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Branch

Get Me Out – Stuck in jail awaiting bail? Perhaps we can help. Electronic Monitoring for bail and immigration Cases.

Criminal Pardon Canada – Pardon Granted Canada specializes in Canadian Pardon Services and obtaining Pardons and US Entry Waivers for people in Canada with Canadian criminal records.

Drug Rehab Centers Canada – Drug Rehab Services is a free resource for drug and alcohol addiction. Call this free service counseling hotline at 1-877-254-3348.

Canada Criminal Record Check – Many employers, credit grantors, volunteer organizations and other agencies now require a background check sometimes referred to as a Criminal Record Check. A Criminal Background Check will confirm a record exists or not based on your name and date of birth. A Certified Criminal Record Check from CPIC (Canadian Police Information Center) verified by fingerprints, lists all your convictions, charges and discharges throughout Canada.

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto – A resource of legal services available in Toronto to those of aboriginal descent

Justice Net – A service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to receive legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees

Pro Bono Ontario – Law Help Ontario – A non-profit charity operated by PBLO, Pro Bono Ontario offers free legal services for litigants, youth, and charities.

Legal Aid Ontario’s Lawyer Directory – Lists lawyers who accept legal aid certificates

Parole Board of Canada – Learn about the waiting periods and eligibility criteria for a record suspension, and how to apply for one.