We help teens solve their hardest problems by giving them free and confidential legal advice.

Every day, hundreds of vulnerable Ontario teens are forced to deal with legal situations on their own. These problems, like bullying and domestic violence, are more than what a young person can handle alone. We think they deserve better. Teen Legal Helpline connects teens with experienced lawyers to give them the advice they need.

Executive director

Matt Boulos
Matt Boulos

Matt is a lawyer, businessman, and founder of Teen Legal Helpline. Prior to starting Teen Legal Helpline he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and RBC Capital Markets. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD), MIT (Killam Fellow), and the University of Toronto (BA). He is admitted to the New York bar and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

Board

Michael Lindsay
Michael Lindsay

Director

Michael is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Projects at Infrastructure Ontario. He previously led the public sector practice for McKinsey and Company Canada. He is a graduate of Queens (BA) and Oxford (PhD).

Vinay Shandal
Vinay Shandal

Director

Vinay is a lawyer and Principal at the Boston Consulting Group. He clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada and practiced law with Cravath and Wachtell in New York. He is a graduate of McGill (BA, LLB) and Cambridge (LLM).

Raswinder Gill
Raswinder Gill

Director

Raswinder is an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA).

Brian Kumarasamy
Brian Kumarasamy

Director

Brian is the President and Founder of IWD Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA).

Lawyers

Our lawyers are experienced members of the Ontario bar who serve in a pro bono capacity in the areas of criminal, family, and immigration law.

A commitment to transparency

Teen Legal Helpline operates with total transparency. Please visit our transparency portal where we give you a window into how we work.

Press coverage

July 14, 2014: Focus: New CBA section focuses on children’s law

January 22, 2013: Teen Legal Helpline in CBC News for Hamilton

January 10, 2013: Teen Legal Helpline in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine blog

January 9, 2013: Matt Boulos, our Executive Director, on CBC Metro Morning

Outreach materials

If you work with teens or in places that they visit, please print and hang these posters in a highly visible place. Together we can spread the word.

Advertising poster for teens (PDF; colour and black & white)
Informational flyer for educators (PDF; colour and black & white)

Sign up for the TLH Community Network

If you work with teens, please sign up for our community mailing list. We use this to share with you what we learn and to always have a point of regular contact.

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