Federal Government Links

Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) Web Site
The Canada Child Tax Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence Web Site
The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence is a national resource centre for Canadians seeking information about violence within the family and looking for resources to address it.
Department of Justice Canada Family Violence Web Site
This site provides information on family violence in Canada and how the Department of Justice Canada is addressing the issue.
"our missing children" Web Site
The program "our missing children" operates Canada's National Clearinghouse for missing children. In this capacity, the unit is linked to Canadian agencies through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), U.S. police agencies through the National Crime Information Centre (NCIC), and most foreign police agencies through Interpol. Collectively, the partnership that forms "our missing children" provides a unique and powerful force to locate and recover our missing children.
Canada Revenue Agency
Contains tax forms and information on tax credits that may be available to parents.
Statistics Canada
Information on Canadian families.

Provincial and Territorial Governments

Welcome to Changeville!
Are your parents separated, or getting a divorce? Learn about what to expect and how to deal with all the feelings you might have — in a fun online world! (available in English only)
Welcome to A Teen Guide to Parental Separation and Divorce.
If your parents have recently separated or divorced (or you think they may be about to), or you have a friend in that situation, this site is for you. This Web site was developed by the British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General with the financial assistance of the Department of Justice, Canada.
Provincial and Territorial Government Web Sites
A list of provincial and territorial government departments responsible for laws related to parenting after divorce.
Provincial and Territorial Governments
Links to the departments responsible for child support laws in each province and territory.
Provincial and territorial maintenance enforcement programs
Child support enforcement is primarily a provincial and territorial responsibility. Links to the departments responsible for enforcing child support orders and agreements in each province and territory.
Inventory of Government-based Family Justice Services
This searchable database offers a listing of provincial and territorial family justice services* such as: mediation, parent education and information, family court services, support establishment and recalculation services, services for children, supervised access and support enforcement.

(*Note: The list of family justice services available in the province of Quebec is not yet available and will be added at a later date.)

Lawyer Referral Services

Law Society of Alberta
British Columbia
Canadian Bar Association - British Columbia
Community Legal Education Association (Law Phone-In and Lawyer Referral Service)
New Brunswick
New Brunswick does not have a lawyer referral service. To find a lawyer in New Brunswick, please look under "lawyers" in the yellow pages of your telephone book.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland
Northwest Territories
Law Society of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Public Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia
Law Society of Nunavut
Law Society of Upper Canada
Prince Edward Island
Community Legal Information Association
Barreau du Québec
(available only in French)
Saskatchewan does not have a lawyer referral service. To find a lawyer in Saskatchewan, please look under "lawyers" in the yellow pages of your telephone book
Law Society of Yukon