Employment, Financial & Legal

LEGAL SUPPORTS

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services 

Kitchener: 450 Frederick Street, Unit 101 Kitchener, ON N2H 2P5

Cambridge: 1145 Concession Road Cambridge, ON

519-743-0254 

wrcls.ca

Details: Tenant issues, OW/ODSP, EI, employment, CPP-D, immigration, criminal Injuries, consumer protection, notorizing.  

Legal Aid

Provincial head office:
Atrium on Bay
40 Dundas Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5G 2H1

1‑800‑668‑8258

info@lao.on.ca

www.legalaid.on.ca

Details: Criminal, domestic violence, family, mental health, refugee and immigration.

Law Society of Ontario Referral Service  

lsrs.lso.ca/lsrs/welcome 

Details: Assistance with finding a lawyer. If you are in crisis (i.e. in custody) call 1-855-947-5255. Monday to Friday 9-5. 

Community Justice Initiatives  

 49 Queen Street North, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2H 2G9

Details: Restorative justice, mediation

Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives (The 519 Legal Clinic)  

www.the519.org/programs/access-to-justice 

Details: Support underserved LGBTQ2S communities to reduce barriers to accessing relevant legal services and educational resources.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS

CCRW (Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work)

150 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

Employment: 1-800-664-0925  

info@ccrw.org

www.ccrw.org/programs-and-services/partners

Details: Job search, resume, employment supports, training.  

Region of Waterloo Employment Support

127 Victoria Street South, Suite 201 Kitchener, ON N2G 2B4

519-575-4400

Email a general inquiry to community services (Link under 'Contact Us' near the bottom of page) 

www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/living-here/employment-support.aspx

Details: Career planning, resume writing, interview prep, job search tips and ongoing support.  

ODSP Cambridge Office

73 Water St. N., Suite 400, Cambridge

519-623-1230

ODSP.Cambridge@ontario.ca 

www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/contacts/index.aspx

ODSP Kitchener Office

715 Fischer Hallman Road, Unit 301, Kitchener ON N2E 4E9 

1-800-214-0738  

ODSP.Kitchener@ontario.ca

www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/contacts/index.aspx

KW Habilitation 

99 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON N2G 3S8

519-744-6307

Info@kwhab.ca

www.kwhab.ca/about-us/overview

Details: Group home housing

The Working Centre

58 Queen St. S. Kitchener, ON Canada N2G 1V6

519-743-1151 

www.theworkingcentre.org

Details: Employment resources and supports.

FINANCIAL SUPPORTS

Money Matters - The Working Centre

58 Queen Street South, First Floor Kitchener, ON

519-743-1151

moneymatters@theworkingcentre.org

www.theworkingcentre.org/money-matters/333

Details: Financial planning support - budgeting, income tax prep, credit building, assistance with ODSP/OW Applications.

ODSP Application 

www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/income_support/IS_Application.aspx   

Ontario Works Offices 

www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/contacts/ow_municipal/central_region.aspx#waterloo   

ODSP/OW Online App  

www.ontario.ca/page/social-assistance

RDSP  

www.rdsp.com

Details: Savings plan for future costs for persons with disabilities. Plan holder must be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit to open an RDSP.  The government will contribute grants and bonds.

Hensons Trust Fund  

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henson_trust

Details: A trust that works to protect the assets of a person with a disability and still allow them to collect ODSP and other government supports.

Credit Counselling Canada

1-866-398-5999 

creditcounsellingcanada.ca

Details: Not for profit organization that assists individuals with financial issues including credit counselling, financial literacy education and debt repayment assistance. 

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