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Description: 

The Community Legal Clinic of York Region (‘CLCYR’) is a not-for-profit organization which serves low-income residents in York Region. The clinic is staffed by lawyers, paralegals and support staff and offers free legal help to those who meet our financial eligibility criteria


Services:

  • Housing and tenant’s rights
  • Social assistance
  • employment and immigration
  • referral and legal representation

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: YES/NO


Contact Information:

Phone: 905-508-5018

Toll-free: 1-888-365-5226

Fax: 1-905-508-7539

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Description: 

Canadian Centre for Housing Rights provides adequate, affordable, accessible housing for all. Their goal is to empower renters to claim their rights and stay housed. CCHR provides free, individualized services to renters in Ontario who are facing challenges in their housing.


Services: 

  • Housing Stablization – providing legal information and resources to tenants
  • Provides self-advocacy guides to help address discrimination
  • Negotiate on tenant behalf with property owners and managers in situations of housing discrimination

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO


Contact Information:

Phone: 416-944-0087

Toll-free: 1-800-263-1139

Email: cchr@housingrightscanada.com


Description: 

The Community Legal Clinic of York Region (‘CLCYR’) is a not-for-profit organization which serves low-income residents in York Region. The clinic is staffed by lawyers, paralegals and support staff and offers free legal help to those who meet our financial eligibility criteria


Services:

  • Housing and tenant’s rights
  • Social assistance
  • injury compensation
  • employment and immigration
  • referral and legal representation

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES 

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: YES/NO


Contact Information:

Phone: 905-508-5018

Toll-free: 1-888-365-5226

Fax: 1-905-508-7539

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Description: 

The Ontario Disability Support Program is a financial assistance and benefits program for Ontario citizens over the age of 18 who have a disability and need help with their living expenses. This program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services


Services Offered:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Drug & vision care coverage
  • Services and supports to help clients with disabilities find occupation and advance their careers

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: YES/NO


Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-868-8900

Email: dsp.newmarket@ontario.ca

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Description: 

Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region Inc. is a feminist organization, dedicated to empowering all persons who identify as women and their children through safe shelter, resources, information and advocacy in order to eliminate violence in their lives


Services:

  • 24-hour safe shelter, crisis helpline
  • Supportive counselling for moms and children
  • Safety planning
  • Meals, clothing, and personal necessities
  • Financial, legal, medical, and housing assistance
  • Assistance with emergency transportation
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals
  • Children’s programs, including culturally sensitive services

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: YES/NO


Contact Information:

24-Hr Crisis Line: 1-800-661-8294

Phone: 905-722-4043

Fax: 905-722-8416

Email: info@sandgate.ca

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Description: 

Shine Through the Rain Foundation aims to help individuals and families affected by life-threatening illness, working hard to improve and enrich the lives of those who approach us in their time of need. They support adults, children and families from all walks of life, providing advice, guidance and financial support as they try to navigate emotional, physical and financial challenges that arise from a health crisis


Services: 

  • Guidance, support, and financial aid to those who are affected by life threatening illness
  • Rainy Day Fund
  • Camp Scholarship Program
  • Camp Backpack Program

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: NO

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO


Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-477-7743
Fax: 905-477-4251
Email: info@shinethroughtherain.ca

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Description: 

The Housing Help Centre works with both individuals and families in York Region to find and maintain affordable, safe housing. We work one-on-one with you to determine your housing needs, connect you with other government services, and to match you with landlords across the city. We’ll work with you to manage your case, and to provide needs-based services and follow-up.


Services:

  • Filling Out Subsidized Housing Applications
  • Market Rent Housing
  • Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)
  • Advocacy, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution Services
  • Referrals
  • Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada
  • Information Sessions & Presentations

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO


Contact Information:

Phone: 647-267-5319

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Description: 

York Region Housing Mediation Services® is a Conflict Resolution Program partnered with the Community Legal Clinic of York Region. Their objective is to resolve disputes between landlord and tenants and/or tenants and tenants that if left unresolved would lead to a lengthier and more expensive process at the Landlord & Tenant Board


Services Offered: 

  • Program designed to help housing providers and their users resolve conflicts through free and confidential mediation

Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: YES

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO


Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-505-2535

Email: info@yrhms.ca

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Description: 

Programs that help eligible York Region residents, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness not receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Program benefits, to stabilize their housing


Newmarket Residents: 

Are these services offered in Newmarket Ontario: YES

Are these services available in-person: NO

Are these services available online: YES

Do you need to travel to the service location to use these services: NO


Contact Information: 

Phone: 905-895-4293 or 1-866-512-6228

Toll Free: 1-888-256-1112