Getting legal help

LawFacts is a free online legal information resource for individuals with questions about both refugee and criminal law in Ontario.

Criminal matters

If youre going to criminal court for the first time, have a loved-one who has been arrested, or simply want to know more about criminal law, this website is for you.

See Legal Aid Ontarios (LAO) criminal LawFacts page for more information.

Refugee matters

If you are looking for information on how to make a refugee claim, or simply want to know more about refugee law, this website is for you.

See LAOs refugee LawFacts page for more information.

Is LawFacts for me?

LawFacts is written for individuals who are not familiar with the refugee claims or the criminal justice system. You can browse the site by topic, or search for information by entering a phrase to describe your situation. Theres also a glossary of legal terms that can help you understand whats being said in court.

LawFacts does not provide legal advice, and is not designed as a substitute for advice from your lawyer or duty counsel. It will, however, help you understand the refugee system and provide you with important resources and information.

LawFacts continues to expand, so be sure to check back from time to time for additional information and resources.

What if I have a question about family law?

Currently, LawFacts covers refugee and criminal law information. If you have a family law question, please refer to our Family Law Information Program (FLIP).