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BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, Advocacy Access

Location: Vancouver , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability
Telephone: (604) 872-1278 (Lower Mainland)
Other Telephone: (604) 875-8835 (TTY)
Advocacy Description: Provide a wide array of programs and advocacy services for people with disabilities across British Columbia including help with CPP Disability Benefits, Persons with Disabilities benefits (PWD) and…
Tags: CPP Disability Benefits, Persons with Disabilities, Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers, PPMB, PWD

BC Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance

Location: Province-wide , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 387-6121 (Victoria)
Other Telephone: (604) 660-2421 (Vancouver)
Advocacy Description: The BC government ministry in charge of services such as welfare and disability.

BC Native Friendship Centres

Location: Province-wide , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations
Advocacy Description: Native Frienship Centres across BC provide a number of cultural, social, economic, housing, advocacy, and recreational services.

BC Ombudsman

Location: Victoria , BC , 756 Fort Street


Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Telephone: 250-387-5855
Advocacy Description: BC Ombudsman receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public agencies. While not an advocate, the Ombudsman can conduct impartial and confidential investigations…
Tags: complaints, ombudsman, public agency

BC Pro Bono Map

Location: Province-wide , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: This is an interactive, searchable map of free legal services in BC.

BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Location: Vancouver , BC , Suite 208-1090 W Pender St

Type(s) of Advocacy: Consumer Law, Debt, Disability, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604.687.3063
Advocacy Description: The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public…
Tags: consumer advocacy, consumer rights, farmworkers, gas, human rights, hydro

BC Workers’ Advisers Regional Offices

Location: Province-wide , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Workers
Advocacy Description: BC Government list of the Regional Offices of their Workers’ Advisors.

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Location: Vancouver , BC , 300 – 1140 West Pender Street

Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Telephone: (604) 685-3425
Advocacy Description: The purpose of the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) is to provide legal advice and assistance and to use and develop the law for the benefit of people who are physically, mentally, socially…


BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: 604.687.4680 in the Lower Mainland or 1.800.565.5297 in British Columbia
Advocacy Description: Call Dial-A-Law if you: think you may have a legal problem and want practical information on the law involved, want to find out about your legal rights and responsibilities, or want to learn more…
Tags: chinese, criminal law, family law, justice system, law, legal rights, Punjabi, rights, small claims court

Family Law Telephone Advice Line

BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: 604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
Advocacy Description: Telephone Advice Line The Telephone Advice Line (TAL) will begin Monday, November 1, 2010. Every weekday, family lawyers will give brief “next step” advice on the telephone between 9:30 a.m. and 12:…
Tags: family law, telephone advice line

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Family, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-558-4740


Monday – Friday
Advocacy Description: Help for grandparents or other relatives raising a family member’s child.
Tags: grandparents

Legal Services Society Local Agents

Location: British Columbia , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: The Legal Services Society’s “Where to Apply for Legal Aid?” has a list of their Legal Aid agents across BC.

Low Cost and Free Legal Services

Location: British Columbia , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: The Canadian Bar Association website has information on how to attain free Legal asistance in BC.

Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of British Columbia

Location: British Columbia , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Telephone: Please see website for a local number near you.
Advocacy Description: The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia provides assistance to aboriginal people in conflict with the law and ensures they participate fully in the justice system…

Pro Bono Net of BC

Location: British Columbia , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: Pro Bono means “for the public good.” If you’re a member of the public, Pro Bono Law of BC can provide you with resources and links to help you find free legal advice and assistance. If you’re a…

Service BC Centres

Location: Province-wide , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Advocacy Description: Find Service BC Centres in towns and cities across the province on this BC Government map.

Société Inform’Elles Society

Location: Vancouver , BC ,
P.O. Box 3612, 349 Georgia Street

Type(s) of Advocacy: Women
Telephone: 604-736-6974


Monday to Friday, during the day
Advocacy Description: Help line for French speaking women in British Columbia. When English is not your mother tongue and you’re going through a difficult time, it might be easier to speak about it in your own language….
Tags: help line


Location: Province-wide , BC ,

Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Women
Other Telephone: For deaf or hard of hearing callers: TTY 604 875-0885 (collect calls accepted) or Text 604 836-6381


24 hours, 7 days a week
Advocacy Description: VictimLINK is also available to Yukon residents. VictimLINK is a province-wide telephone help line for victims of family and sexual violence, and all other crimes. Certified information and referral…
Directions Youth Services helps street youth 13 to 24. We have a drop-in/services centre, a detox, a safehouse, street outreach, and other supports for homeless and struggling youth. We are low-barrier and aim to create a safe and inclusive space in all our programs.
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