COVID-19 : Notice


The Outaouais Community Justice Center (OCJC) has for mission to promote access to justice for citizens of the Outaouais region, by offering legal information, support and referral services, in complement with existing resources.

Our services

All our services are free and confidential, regardless of your income or the legal nature of your problem. Our services are available by telephone or in person.

More precisely, we can :

  • Provide you with legal information to help you make enlightened decisions and be better oriented and prepared in the legal system;
  • Refer you to an external organization or resource for additional support;
  • Put at your disposal a computer and telephone to facilitate your research and the preparation of legal documents;
  • Offer you a broad range of brochures and materials concerning legal matters.

Please note that our jurists have to limit themselves to offering you legal information. They will therefore not be able to provide you with a legal opinion or advice with regard to your particular situation.

Click here to know more about our legal information mission


We are generalists. We deal with legal questions regarding everyday situations:

  • How can I cancel the child support I am paying?;
  • How does the repossession of a dwelling work?
  • How do I execute a judgment?
  • I bought a used car that no longer works. What are the vendor’s obligations?

We do not answer questions requiring specialized knowledge, such as:

  • Patents;
  • Laws and regulations of another province or country.

We have limited knowledge in certain areas of law, such as:

  • All appeals (Supreme Court of Canada, Cour of Appeal, Superior Court, Court of Québec etc.);
  • Injunction, contempt of court and judicial review;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Tax law;
  • Immigration law;
  • Corporate law / Business start-up;
  • Prison law;
  • Youth protection;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Class actions;
  • Labor law;
  • International law.


Register on our call-back waitlist

By filling out THIS FORM you will be registered for our callback list. A lawyer from our legal information service will call you back as soon as possible. Please note that there may be a delay of 3 to 7 business days before obtaining an answer.

Only Outaouais citizens meeting the criteria will be called back.
If you do not meet the criteria, you will be so informed by e-mail.

Or, contact us to be placed on our waitlist for a phone consultation with a law professional.

Our team will contact you as soon as possible.

Please leave us a voicemail at our number: 819 600-4600 (Option 200) including the following details:

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • City of residence
  • Availabilities to receive a call back
  • Reason of the consultation

Covered areas

City of Gatineau :
  • Aylmer
  • Buckingham
  • Gatineau
  • Hull
  • Masson-Angers
Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais Regional County Municipality :
  • Cantley
  • Chelsea
  • La Pêche
  • Val-des-Monts
  • And surroundings
Papineau Regional County Municipality :
  • Chénéville
  • Montpellier
  • Papineauville
  • St-André-Avellin
  • Thurso
  • And surroundings
Pontiac Regional County Municipality :
  • Campbell’s Bay
  • Fort-Coulonge
  • Shawville
  • And surroundings
La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality :
  • Gracefield
  • Maniwaki
  • And surroundings

Social media

Our Center is active on social media! To learn about our events, to look at pictures of our activities and to keep yourself informed of legal developments, follow our Facebook page or our Twitter account!


Our activities

Our information sessions

Our Center offers free legal information sessions for citizens, on a number of subjects.

Examples :
  • Small claims
  • Successions
  • Alimony and support
  • Wills and protection mandates
  • Child custody
  • Consumer protection
  • And more!

A member of our team in your organization!

You would like for one of our jurists to offer a workshop or information session on a legal subject or a topic related to justice, in the offices of your organization?

To know more, contact us!

Regional Partners

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