Find An Advocate: Vancouver Island

Location: Victoria , BC , 302-895 Fort St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 361-3521
Monday 1-4:30 pm Tuesday 9:30-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Wednesday 9:30-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Thursday 9:30-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Friday 1-4 pm
Advocacy Description: TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues. TAPS provides legal education and...
Tags: antipoverty
Location: Nanaimo , BC , PO Box 1118
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Indigenous, Mental Health, Violence
Telephone: 250-753-2495
Crisis lines are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Advocacy Description: Vancouver Island Crisis Chat provides online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Our crisis workers are here to listen and to support you through whatever...
Tags: crisis line, suicide
Location: Victoria , BC , #418-620 View Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Workers
Telephone: 250-382-3012
Advocacy Description: VIHRC serves people from the Greater Victoria as well as the Gulf Islands and other communities on Vancouver Island. Our focus is to assist people who wish to file a human rights complaint with the...
Tags: human rights complaint
Location: Victoria , BC , 817 A Fort Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Employment and Unemployment
Telephone: (250) 595-0044 (Phone & TTY)
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Advocacy Description: Serves as a link between persons with disabilities, the organizations who serve them and the services that benefit them in the South Vancouver Island region. Programs include: Research &...
Location: Victoria , BC , 637 Bay St., 3rd Floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (250) 361-9433
9am to 5pm Monday through Friday
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide a range of services to address the needs of immigrants and refugees, including employment assistance and ESL classes. Services provided in Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, German...
Location: Victoria , BC , 231 Regina Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Housing and Tenants, Indigenous
Telephone: 250.384.3211
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: Provides advocacy for Aboriginal people regarding housing, tenancy, family matters, and health care.
Location: Courtenay , BC , 1625B McPhee Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 338-7793
Advocacy Description: Advocacy for individuals having issues with: MSD issues (social assistance, disability, PWD, tribunals and appeals, discrimination), CPP (pension, survivor’s benefits, SAFERS), Landlord-Tenancy (...
Tags: aboriginal, elder programs, emergency food program, Friendship centre, legal aid, youth programs
Location: Ucluelet , BC , 500 Matterson Dr.
Box 868
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 726-2343
Other Telephone: (250) 726-2020 - After Hours Emergency
Advocacy Description: This organization offers counselling to women, youth and children and operates a transition house. It also offers a Community Outreach program and Transition House Outreach program. The Community...
Location: Alert Bay , BC , 13 1st St, Alert Bay, 13 WHE-LA-LA-U
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Seniors and Elders, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-974-5501
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri
Advocacy Description: Alert Bay is a small isolated Aboriginal community with limited services. This office supplies general advocacy, and supplies Legal Aid information/literature. We also specifically target Youth and...
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