Discrimination and Harassment Counsel

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-877-790-2200
E-Mail assistance@dhcounsel.on.ca
Website www.dhcounsel.on.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
Atrium on Bay
20 Dundas St W, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M5G 2G8
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Intersection Yonge St and Dundas St
Mailing Address c/o Cynthia Petersen 
PO Box 180 
Atrium on Bay 
20 Dundas St W, Suite 1100 
Toronto, ON M5G 2G8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name DHC
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Confidentially assists anyone who may have experienced discrimination or harassment by a lawyer or paralegal in Ontario.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Cynthia Petersen, Discrimination and Harassment Counsel
Alternate Executive David Bennett and Lynn Bevan, Alternate Discrimination and Harassment Counsel (covers for Cynthia Petersen when unavailable)
Funding Private - Law Society of Upper Canada
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * restricted to discrimination and harassment complaints based on the grounds listed in the Ontario Human Rights Code and Law Society's Rules of Professional Conduct (such as race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, etc.)  
* does not include instances of bullying, intimidation or other forms of personal harassment that are not based on human rights grounds 
* those who have experienced such discrimination or harassment by a lawyer or paralegal can contact the DHC for confidential advice and support  
* the counsel will listen to your concerns and review your potential avenues of recourse 
* where appropriate, and if all parties agree, the DHC can attempt to mediate a resolution of your complaint 
* service is free of charge 
* does not have investigative or diciplinary powers 
* to request a formal investigation into allegations against a lawyer or paralegal, a complaint must be directed to the Law Society's Complaints Department 
* Law Society's complaint process is set out on their website
Hours Leave a confidential phone message Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application see website or call for assistance
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Lawyer Complaints
Other Details
Resources available in English, French and braille

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