Justice for Children and Youth

Record #: MET0177
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 06 Jun 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-920-1633
Toll Free Phone 1-866-999-5329, 1-866-999-JFCY
Fax 416-920-5855
E-Mail info@jfcy.org
Website jfcy.org/en
Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Justice-for-Children-and-Youth-JFCY-137290046290119/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jfcyontario/ 
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/jfcy 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jfcy?lang=en 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JFCYOntario
Primary Contact Karien Gibson, Operations Manager

Addresses and Location

Located In Community Toronto
Address 55 University Ave 
15th Fl 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5J 2H7
Intersection University Ave and King St W
Mailing Address 55 University Ave 
15th Fl 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5J 2H7
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Elevator with braille features


Description (Service) Community legal clinic
  • legal representation in many areas of law including education, criminal matters, child welfare, human rights, financial assistance or support and leaving home
  • legal information and assistance to youth, professionals and community groups
  • also to parents in limited circumstances
  • community development and outreach
  • advocacy
  • seminars
  • accepts collect calls
  • funded by Legal Aid Ontario
Street Youth Legal Services (SYLS) - legal advice and outreach to street-involved youth at shelters and youth services

Childhood Arrivals Support and Advocacy (CASA) - outreach, legal representation and support for young people up to 25, who arrived in Canada and live in Ontario without immigration status

Your Way Forward - expanded and enhanced services to survivors of gender-based violence

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Children and youth 17 years and under
  • their parents only for special education matters
  • must meet financial eligibility guidelines
  • clients must sign retainer
  • Street Youth Legal Services -- homeless and street involved youth 16-24 years
Application By telephone
Languages Interpretive Services
Fees Services -- free
  • clients may be required to pay court costs


Alternate Name Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law ; CASA ; CV19 ; Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law ; JFCY ; Street Youth Legal Services ; SYLS