Services in Ontario - Buying a used car

Pro Bono Ontario – Free legal advice hotline


Contact Information

Phone 1-855-255-7256

The hotline can give you 30 minutes of free legal help and advice over the telephone on civil law matters, which include:

  • employment
  • housing
  • consumer issues
  • Powers of Attorney
  • corporate law for charities, non-profits, and small businesses

It doesn’t help with family law or criminal law problems.

The hotline generally accepts calls Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Consumer Protection Ontario


Contact Information

Phone 416-326-8800 Toll-free 1-800-889-9768 TTY 416-229-6086 Toll-free TTY 1-877-666-6545

Consumer Protection Ontario helps you make a complaint against a business through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

The Ministry deals with complaints against a variety of businesses, including stores, fitness centres and gyms, home renovation companies, wireless and phone companies, payday loan companies, debt settlement companies, and collection agencies.

Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council


Contact Information

Phone 416-226-4500 Toll-free 1-800-943-6002

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) is an agency that is responsible for registered motor vehicle dealers. For example, it:

  • registers motor vehicle dealers
  • inspects motor vehicle dealers  
  • deals with complaints about registered motor vehicle dealers 
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