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Black Legal Action Centre

The Black Legal Action Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario. The organization also provides test case litigation for issues impacting Black communities in Canada.

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), formed in March 1996, is a national network of law professionals and individuals committed to reinvesting in the community. You can use their website to find a Black lawyer in Canada.

Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario is a publicly funded non-profit corporation. Legal Aid Ontario provides legal aid services to low-income individuals in the province of Ontario through duty counsel, community legal clinics, public legal education, summary legal advice, alternative dispute resolution, self-help materials and legal representation.

There are 59 general legal clinics and 7 student legal aid services societies across Ontario. These clinics mainly focus on:

  • Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Disputes between tenants and landlords
  • Social housing matters
  • Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Wrongful dismissal and other employment issues

Sudbury Community Legal Clinic

(705) 674-3200
40 Elm Street, Elm Place, Unit 272
Sudbury, ON, P3C 1S8

Human Rights Commissions

Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Act of 1977 protects people in Canada from discrimination when they are employed by or receive services from the federal government, First Nations governments or private companies that are regulated by the federal government such as banks, trucking companies, broadcasters and telecommunications companies.

People can turn to the Canadian Human Rights Act
to protect themselves against harassment or discrimination when based on one or more grounds of discrimination such as race, age and sexual orientation. Anyone who works for or receives services from a business or organization that is regulated by the federal government can make a complaint.

Provincial Human Rights Agencies

Provincial and territorial human rights laws share many similarities with the Canadian Human Rights Act and apply many of the same principles. They are meant to protect people from discrimination in areas such as restaurants, stores, schools, housing and most workplaces.

For Ontario residents, visit the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.

Sudbury Alternatives to Calling the Police

Last updated: July, 2020

The police force upholds a system of racialized violence, and white supremacy. This list was created as a resource for steps to use before calling the police, in order to keep our community safe from police violence.

If your life or the life of someone you know is in danger, call 9-1-1.

Resources with an asterisk (*) next to them are known to work alongside the Greater Sudbury Police Services – be mindful of this if using those resources. It is also important to note that OAHAS Sudbury is a safe space that does not welcome police, and NISA is a peer run organization that will go far to resolve issues without involving the police.

Indigenous Community Resources

  • N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre – 705.674.2128
  • Aboriginal Peoples’ Alliance/APANO – 705.670.9592
  • Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre – 705.675.1596
  • Metis Nation of Ontario – 705.671.9855
  • First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Hotline – 1.855.242.3310
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) — 1.800.743.8851 x.114 or x.124
  • *Mindspace – 705.525.1008 / Toll Free 1.800.815.7126
  • Kids Helpline – 1.800.668.6868
  • Crisis Text Line – text “TALK” to 686868 (en) / “TEXTO” 686868 (fr)

Black Community Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action – 705.222.6472 / Toll Free 1.866.856.9276
  • The Regional Warm Line – 1.866.856.9276
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – 705.675.7252 / Toll Free 1.866.285.2642
  • *Crisis Line – 705.675.4760 / Toll Free 1.877.841.1101
  • Mental Health Helpline – 1.866.531.2600
  • Positive Steps – 705.523.4988 x. 4377
  • Sudbury Mental Health & Addictions Centre – 705.523.4988
  • Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – 1.800.449.6367
  • Mental Health Service Information Line – 1.866.531.2600

Domestic Violence Resources

  • Genevra House (YWCA) – 705.674.2210 / Toll Free 1.800.461.0133
  • Centre Victoria Pour Femmes – 705.670.2517 / Toll Free 1.877.336.2433
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1.866.863.0511 / TTY 1.866.863.7868

Sexual Assault Resources

  • HSN Violence Intervention and Prevention Program – 705.675.4743
  • Centre Victoria Pour Femmes – 705.670.2517 / Toll Free 1.877.336.2433
  • Voices for Women – 705.671.5495
  • Support Services for Male Survivors – 705.524.9629 / Toll Free 1.866.887.0015
  • *HSN Pediatric Abuse Referral & Evaluation (16 y/o and younger) – 705.675.4743
  • Ojibway Women’s Lodge (North Bay) – 705.472.3321
  • Sudbury Counseling Centre – 705.524.9629 x. 218
  • She Matters – 705.919.9388 / hello@shematterstribe.com
  • Sudbury & Area Victim Services – 705.522.6970 (*Note: this resource is located in the same building as GSPS, as it is an independent nonprofit that works closely with the police — HOWEVER, was created to deal with the fact that police aren’t trained to work with those left behind after violent crimes or sudden death. Staff are able to meet people elsewhere, and can attend calls without police involvement.)

Addiction Services

  • Connex Ontario – 1.866.531.2600
  • Detox/Withdrawal Management Services – 705.671.7366 x. 1
  • Monarch Recovery Services – 705.674.4193
  • Northwood Recovery – 705.806.3737 / Toll Free 1.833.805.3737
  • Drug & Alcohol Helpline – 1.866.531.2600
  • Rapid Access Addiction Medicine/RAAM Clinic – 705.523.7100 x.1875

Youth Resources

  • SACY – 705.673.4396
  • *Mindspace – 705.525.1008 / Toll Free 1.800.815.7126
  • Kids Helpline – 1.800.668.6868
  • Crisis Text Line – text “TALK” to 686868 (en) / “TEXTO” 686868 (fr)

Homelessness Resources

  • Homelessness Network
    • Association des Jeunes de la Rue – 705.675.6422
    • Corner clinic – 705.280.7888 / 705.673.3721
    • Jeunes de la Rue Community Outreach – 705.669.1502

LGBTQ2S+ Resources

  • TG Innerselves – 705.673.4396 x. 201
  • Reseau Access Network – 705.688.0500 x.216
  • LGBT Youthline – 1.800.268.9688 (*Note: currently only accepting texts or online chat 647.694.4275 (text only) or youthline.ca
  • Trans Lifeline – 1.877.330.6366
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) – 1.800.743.8851 x.126 to contact a 2S worker

Suicide Resources

  • S.A.F.E. – 630.819.9505 / 1.800.366.8288
  • The Regional Warm Line – 1.866.856.9276
  • Crisis Services Canada (helpline/Infoline) / 2-1-1

Seniors Resources

  • Seniors Outreach (operated by NISA) – 705.222.6472
  • Senior Safety Line – 1.866.299.1011
  • Behavioral Supports Ontario – 1.855.276.6313

Harm Reduction Resources

  • Harm Reduction Outreach Program – 705.207.2122
  • Harm Reduction Delivery Service – 705.673.4396 x. 205
  • Harm Reduction Day Program – 705.675.7572 x. 704 or x. 701 / 1.866.285.2642
  • The Point – 705.522.9200 / 1.866.522.9200s
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) — 1.800.743.8851 x.114 or x.124

Justice Resources

  • Elizabeth Fry Society – 705.673.1364
  • *Sudbury District Restorative Justice/SDRJ – 705.674.1825
  • Sex Worker Advisory Network (SWANS) – 705.280.8005 / swansudbury@gmail.com