Federal: Taxes/CRA, Employment Insurance (EI), Immigration, Canada Pension Plan (CPP),
Old Age Security (OAS), passports
Call your Member of Parliament, Peter Fragiskatos: 519-663-9777
Provincial: Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Family Responsibility Office (FRO), birth certificates, driver’s licenses, OHIP, OSAP, London Hydro, Ontario Works, Ontario Human Rights Commission, Landlord-Tenant Board
Call your Member of Provincial Parliament, Terence Kernaghan: 519-432-7339
Municipal: Roads & ploughs/snow removal, by-laws, noise violations, London Transit, housing, parking, garbage collection, marriage licenses, and more.
Call the City of London: 519-661-2489 or your City Councillor
School Issues: If you have attempted to rectify the matter with your child’s teacher and principal and have been unsuccessful in securing an outcome you feel is satisfactory, you may want to contact your child’s school board trustee as the next step.
Information for the Thames Valley District School Board Trustees can be found at this link.
Information for the London District Catholic School Board Trustees is available here.
Several organizations offer free volunteer tax preparation clinics. The Canada Revenue Agency website offers a list of the local organizations that are participating in this program. Visit this link, click on ‘Find a free tax clinic in your area’, select ‘Ontario’ and ‘London’ from the drop-down menus, and click ‘Search’.
Here is some information that may be helpful for you in preparing your tax documents for filing:
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
(Tax Information Phone Service)
Employment Insurance (EI)
Automated 24/7; to speak to a representative, call 8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday, and press “0”
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
The House of Commons Sitting Calendar indicates which weeks the House is in session (highlighted in green), and which weeks Members of Parliament generally return to their constituencies (no highlighting). The calendar is kept up to date and can be viewed on the Parliamentary website at this link.
The best resource for this information (including eligibility requirements and how to apply) is canada.ca/benefits
457 Richmond St (at Queens Ave)
Dominion Public Building
Legal Aid Ontario—London Office
150 Dufferin Avenue, 8th floor, Suite 802
Community Legal Services at Western University Law School
Law Society of Upper Canada Referral Service (advice over the phone)
Neighbourhood Legal Services
Family Law Information Centre - 80 Dundas Street (London Courthouse)
Tenant Duty Counsel (landlord-tenant advice)
150 Dufferin Ave, 4th Floor
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come see their government in action in the House of Commons. All visits to Parliament are free of charge. For more information call 1-866-599-4999, email [email protected] or get in touch with my office.
***Important Note: To avoid disappointment, if you are interested in seeing the House of Commons in session during your trip to Parliament Hill, be sure to take a look at the House of Commons Sitting Calendar, which indicates which weeks the House is in session. The up-to-date calendar can be viewed at this link.
Please note that tickets to Question Period must be booked through my office. Please call 519-663-9777 or email [email protected] with the names of those wishing to attend, the dates you would like to view Question Period, and your contact information.
Absolutely! Peter is always pleased to speak with students and young constituents about the issues that matter to them. Please get in touch with our office to set up a school visit.
Some tax programs are actually administered by the Province of Ontario. If you are looking for information about the Ontario Senior Homeowner’s Property Tax Grant (OSHPTG), the Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit (OSTTB), or the Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) – which includes the Ontario Sales Tax Credit (OSTC), the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit (OEPTC), and the Northern Ontario Energy Credit (NOEC) – please call the following number:
Please call, visit, or email our office to place an order for a certificate with our staff.
Please note the requirements for certificates from the Prime Minister, the Governor General, and the Queen:
Wedding anniversaries: 25th and up (at 5-year intervals)
Birthdays: 65th and up (at 5-year intervals), 100th birthdays and up
Wedding anniversaries: 50th and up
Birthdays: 90th and up
Wedding anniversaries: 60th and up (with proof of marriage date)
Birthdays: 100th and up (with proof of birth date)