Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Family Responsibility Office

Record #: MET0860
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 24 Mar 2023


Description (Service) Enforcement of new or revised court orders or domestic contract/agreements
  • action taken includes garnishment of wages, collection of income tax refunds and Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, seizure of assets including 50% of joint bank accounts, suspension of drivers licences, seizure of lottery winnings, suspension of passports and credit bureau reporting
Consenting parents may opt out of enforcement program and deal directly with one another
  • does not deal with child access or visitation issues
  • custody and access -- see separate entry Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division (Toronto Region)

Missing Child and Spousal Support Payors -- posts information regarding parents registered with the Family Responsibility Office who have not made their support payments and cannot be found

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, automated information -- Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Parties that have a support order or domestic contract that is filed with the Ontario Courts
Application Submit completed filing package, court orders or separation agreement
  • separation agreement must first be filed with a family court
  • no walk in service
Languages English; French

Address and Location

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
125 Sir William Hearst Ave
7th Fl
Toronto, ON
Canada M3M 0B5
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Intersection Keele St and Wilson Ave
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-326-1817, Inquiry line
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-4330
TTY Phone 1-866-545-0083
Fax 416-240-2401
Website www.ontario.ca/FRO
Mailing Address Stn A; PO Box 200 
Oshawa, ON 
Canada L1H 0C5


Service Categories Community Legal Services
Service Category Groups Government / Legal

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