Find An Advocate: Greater Vancouver

Location: Surrey , BC , 10667 – 135A Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 604-589-8678 (Office)
Other Telephone: 604-589-7777 (Shelter), 604-589-1002 (Housing Program)
Advocacy Description: Housing and Health Solutions (formerly South Fraser Community Services Society) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing basic services and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable...
Tags: drop-in centre, HIV/AIDS, meals, medical clinic, outreach, shelter, social housing, street youth
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 593-2448
Advocacy Description: Supports and advocates for Latin American families in BC regarding info and referrals to services available and community networks. Spanish and French available on call Contactenos para referencias a...
Tags: Lanito/Latina, Latin American, Spanish
Location: Vancouver , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: (604) 822-5791
Advocacy Description: Free legal advice and representation at clinics located throughout Greater Vancouver. LSLAP assists low-income earners with various legal issues, including: Criminal; Small Claims; Employment...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1720 Grant Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: 604 254 9626
Other Telephone: 604 878 7400
Advocacy Description: Free legal consultation for Temporary Foreign Workers MOSAIC and Access Pro Bono have launched a legal clinic for temporary foreign workers. Pro Bono lawyers are available to provide a 30 minute free...
Tags: Espanol, migrant workers, Spanish, temporary foreign workers
Location: Vancouver , BC , 3981 Main St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 879-7104
Advocacy Description: Provides multilingual services for refugee claimants and immigrants, including help with applying for social assistance. There is also a LSLAP clinic and a free income tax clinic on site. Serves the...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 22554 Lougheed Hwy
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health
Telephone: (604) 467-6055
Advocacy Description: Offers information and services on parenting, parent and child programming, mental health services, personal growth, multiculturalism, diversity education, food security and community kitchens.
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1720 Grant Street
Second floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 254-9626
Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Poverty Law (Income Security, Canadian Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Employment Standards), Debt (e.g. CRA, MSP) and Immigration Law (Permanent residency for Convention Refugees or Protected...
Tags: Canadian Pension Plan, CRA, ei, income security, MSP debt, permanent residency
Location: Vancouver , BC , 4802 Fraser St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: (604) 879–3277
Advocacy Description: The Multicultural Helping House Society – Newcomers Resource Center (MHHS – NRC) has provided assistance to thousands of new immigrants in addressing their needs from settlement, employment, social...
Tags: live-in caregivers, settlement services, temporary foreign workers
Location: Burnaby , BC , Suite 1103 - 4720 Kingsway
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Health
Telephone: 604-689-3144
Advocacy Description: The MS Society's Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in BC and the Yukon address legal challenges with the help of lay volunteers and lawyers who...
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 201-935 Marine Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (604) 985-7138
Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Advocacy Description: North Shore Legal Information and Advocacy: Legal Advocacy Program The North Shore Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law issues to people on the North Shore...
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 212 –145 East 15th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: 604-987-0366
Advocacy Description: 24 hour women’s crisis line to deal with abuse issues. General advocacy services and transition home for women fleeing abuse.
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 3158 Mountain Highway
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: 604.985.5371
Hours:
Monday to Thursday — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday — 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Addresses advocacy issues on topics such as accessible, affordable housing, home support issues, transportation issues, Disability Benefits, CPP benefits, and systemic advocacy.
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 207-123 East 15th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Welfare
Telephone: 604-988-2931
Advocacy Description: Settlement counsellors provide information and assistance in the areas of housing and social assistance. Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean are spoken.
Tags: Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, settlement
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 131 East 2nd Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604.984.6009
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am – 5pm
Advocacy Description: North Shore Women's Centre provides advocacy services for women, including a family law legal clinic.
Tags: legal aid clinic
Location: Surrey , BC , 9815 - 140 St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Violence
Telephone: (604) 584-5811
Advocacy Description: Helps newly arrived immigrants and refugees to settle in Canada by providing orientation to their new communities and guidance and support to access government and community services.
Tags: settlement
Location: Surrey , BC , 13850, 78th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees
Telephone: 604-572-4060
Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Advocacy Description: Helps newly arrived immigrants and refugees to settle in Canada by providing orientation to their new communities and guidance and support to access government and community services.
Tags: settlement
Location: Vancouver , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Addictions, Health, Indigenous, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: 604-658-1214 - Downtown Community Health Centre
Advocacy Description: Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s clinical, education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S) communities. Prism is offered at...
Tags: harm reduction, LGBTQ2S
Location: Vancouver , BC , 8153 Main Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: (604) 324-7733 - Vancouver/Main Office
Other Telephone: (604) 596-7722 - Surrey
Advocacy Description: PICS provides clients with services such as employment programs and counseling, immigration and settlement information, language training, drug/alcohol counseling and seniors housing. Our offices in...
Tags: farm workers
Location: Surrey/Delta , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Telephone: (604) 585-6595
Advocacy Description: Legal aid and legal information services. The Legal Services Society (LSS) provides intake at more than 50 legal aid office and courthouse locations across BC. To qualify for a legal aid lawyer,...
Location: Vancouver , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: (604) 601-6000
Advocacy Description: Legal aid and legal information services. The Legal Services Society (LSS) provides intake at more than 50 legal aid office and courthouse locations across BC. To qualify for a legal aid lawyer, your...
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