Find An Advocate: Province-wide

Location: Vancouver , BC , 845 Cambie Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 604-878-7400
Advocacy Description: Access Pro Bono offers several programs serving the critical legal needs of BC's individuals and non-profit organizations of limited means, ranging from summary legal advice clinics to full legal...
Tags: legal advice, wills
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.
Location: Province-wide , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Indigenous
Advocacy Description: Native Friendship Centres across BC provide a number of cultural, social, economic, housing, advocacy, and recreational services.
Location: Victoria , BC , 947 Fort Street - 2nd floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Telephone: 250-387-5855 (Greater Victoria area)
Advocacy Description: The BC Ombudsperson receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public agencies. While not an advocate, the Ombudsperson can conduct impartial and confidential...
Tags: complaints, ombudsman, ombudsperson, public agency
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
Location: Province-wide , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Workers
Advocacy Description: A BC Government list of the Regional Offices of their Workers' Advisors. The Workers' Advisers Office (WAO) provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependants on disagreements they...
Location: Vancouver , BC , #330-409 Granville Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Health, Women
Telephone: 604-408-9484
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Support to individuals and families going through the various stages of diagnoses, acceptance and living with cerebral palsy. Counselling, assistance for funding applications, finding accessible...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 300 - 1140 West Pender Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Welfare, Workers
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...
Tags: human rights clinic, mental health
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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: criminal law, family law, justice system, law, legal rights, rights, small claims court
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
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Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Family, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: (604) 558-4740
Advocacy Description: This toll-free line assists grandparents and other relatives raising a family member's child to navigate complex services systems such as MCFD; to find the answers, assistance and resources they need...
Tags: grandparents
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Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: 604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays
Advocacy Description: You can apply for legal aid over the phone through the LSS province-wide Call Centre or in person through your local legal aid office. All callers have an initial interview in which our staff ask...
Tags: criminal law, multilingual, telephone advice line
Location: British Columbia , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: The Legal Services Society has a list of their Legal Aid agents across BC.
Tags: legal aid
Location: British Columbia , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Advocacy Description: The Canadian Bar Association website lists sources of free legal assistance or information in BC.
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 207 - 1999 Marine Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-985-5355
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...
Location: Vancouver , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-437-1940 (Lower Mainland)
Available 8am-8pm daily (excluding holidays)
Advocacy Description: SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder...
Tags: elder abuse, older adults
Location: Province-wide , BC ,
Advocacy Description: Find Service BC Centres in towns and cities across the province on this BC Government map.
Tags: government services
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Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Indigenous, Legal Info (PLEI), Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Women
Other Telephone: For deaf or hard of hearing callers: TTY 604-875-0885 (to call collect, please call the Telus Relay Service at 711) or Text 604 836-6381
24 hours, 7 days a week
Advocacy Description: VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services...
Tags: crime victim, crisis support, family violence, human trafficking, multilingual, sexual violence
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