Find An Advocate: Greater Vancouver

Location: Vancouver , BC , #704-333 Terminal Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: (604) 684-8171
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Advocacy Description: A social recreation center for seniors with an information and referral facility. There are volunteers that support clients on a variety of topics including but not limited to the following: ◾Seniors...
Tags: seniors
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1107 Seymour Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Health, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 604-893-2201
Other Telephone: Helpline: 604-696-4666
Advocacy Description: If you are living with HIV/AIDS, you can count on AIDS Vancouver's Case Management program. We work to help you achieve stable and sustained health, and a better quality of life. Get help with health...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 22718 Lougheed Hwy
Type(s) of Advocacy: Indigenous
Telephone: 604.467.6911 ext. 217
Advocacy Description: Provides programs to all Aboriginal groups (i.e. First Nation, Metis, Urban) and offers information, support, referral services, informal education in traditional teachings and a strong cultural...
Tags: aboriginal services
Location: Vancouver , BC , 56 E. Hastings St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604-428-9202
Advocacy Description: Information, advice & referrals: Family law, Ministry of Children & Families (MCFD), minor criminal law issues (incl. victims of crime), Aboriginal law, Police Complaints, Ombudsperson...
Tags: criminal law, family law
Location: White Rock , BC , Suite 204 - 15210, North Bluff Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (604) 531-9143
Advocacy Description: Advice, advocacy, support and referral services. Legal advice can be obtained regarding minor legal matters ranging from summary criminal offences to family law matters. Atira Legal Advocacy Examples...
Tags: criminal law, family law
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1424 Commercial Dr
PO Box 21503
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: Crisis and Intake line: 604.687.1867
Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm Wed 10am to 8pm Closed Stat Holidays Closed Sundays
Advocacy Description: Battered Women's Support Services provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse. Programs: •Support Groups •Counselling •Indigenous Women’s Programs •Women’s Safety and Outreach...
Tags: aboriginal women, counselling, crisis support, domestic violence, social enterprise, support groups, violence against women
Location: Vancouver , BC , 370 – 1199 West Pender Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Violence
Telephone: Seniors Information & Help Line: 604-437-1940 (local) | 1-866-437-1940 (toll free)
Advocacy Description: BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is a non-profit organization delivering programs and initiatives that work to prevent elder abuse. We advocate for legal and social justice for older adults....
Tags: elder abuse, elder law clinic, senior's help line, victim services
Location: Richmond , BC , 120 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604-279-7077
Advocacy Description: Free and confidential, trained volunteer advocates at the Outreach & Advocacy program are able to support our clients in many ways. Services range from housing and benefit applications to more...
Tags: multilingual
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 22718 Lougheed Hwy
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604 467-6911
Advocacy Description: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services' Community Law Advocacy Program provides information, Advice/Assistance, Referrals and Representation for a variety of issues including: • Welfare Issues...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 22318 McIntosh Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (604) 467-9939
Advocacy Description: Provides women with practical information, advocacy and help with linking to services such as housing, legal services, income assistance, counseling and other community resources.
Location: Vancouver , BC , #204 - 456 West Broadway
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-872-1278
Other Telephone: TTY line (hearing impaired only) 604-875-8835
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Advocacy Description: The Advocacy Access Program at Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities) has been a place of support, information and advocacy for people with all disabilities. They...
Tags: CPP Disability Benefits, Persons with Disabilities, Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers, PPMB, PWD
Location: Surrey , BC , #1107, 7330 – 137th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Women, Workers
Telephone: (604) 597-0205
Main Site Office Hours: Monday and Friday – 8:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 8:30am-9:00pm
Advocacy Description: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (formally Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society) offers counselling, employment, outreach and other services.
Tags: clinic, job training, settlement services, translation
Location: Vancouver , BC , 302 Columbia St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: (604) 681-8480
Advocacy Description: Varied advocacy services available for women, including mental health and housing advocacy. There is also advocacy for family protection issues for Moms (CFCSA) files, and "Resources in the DTES”...
Location: New Westminster , BC , 402 E. Columbia Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Prisoners, Women
Telephone: 604-520-1166
Advocacy Description: Assists women and youth involved in the criminal justice system. Operates a half-way house, a homeless shelter for women and children and youth programs for independent living.
Tags: criminal justice system
Location: Vancouver , BC , 320 East Hastings Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Indigenous, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 604 681-8365
Advocacy Description: First United has been engaged in legal advocacy work since the 1970s, providing much needed legal assistance, advice and representation to low income and vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside....
Location: Vancouver , BC , 530 Drake St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 684-7498
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide advocacy services and resources for immigrants and refugees. Their programs and services are available throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.
Tags: settlement services
Location: Vancouver , BC , # 615 – 525 Seymour St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees
Telephone: (778) – 328 – 8888
Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Advocacy Description: Multilingual information and referral services provided for inland refugee claimants. Inland Refugee Society's key services include: referral to emergency shelter, transitional housing, and...
Tags: affordable housing, food bank, transition house
Location: Vancouver , BC , 305-1985 West Broadway
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Housing and Tenants, Multicultural
Telephone: 604-257-5151
Advocacy Description: The JFSA offers settlement services, counseling services, seniors services, employment services, and basic resources. The Basic Resource Department assists clients in navigating government systems....
Tags: Jewish
Location: Vancouver , BC , 752 Kingsway
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Prisoners
Telephone: 604-872-5471 Ext. 222
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm Friday 9:00am to Noon Closed for lunch every day from 12:00 to 1:00
Advocacy Description: Providing assistance to people involved with the criminal justice system. Programs include: Community and Prison Services Employment Preparation Program Homelessness Partnering Strategy Youth...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 290 – 800 Hornby St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 604 660-2084
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note the self-help and information services area of the Vancouver Justice Access Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please come in person. Self-help and information services are not available by telephone.
Advocacy Description: At the Vancouver Justice Access Centre, we know that you may be able to solve your own problems and issues with easy access to the right information. Everyone facing a family or civil law issue...
Tags: civil law, debt, divorce, employment, family law, housing, income security
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