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July 5, 2018
Explains who is eligible for welfare, how to apply for welfare online, what benefits are available, your responsibilities while on welfare, how to appeal a decision about your benefits, and how to...
Keywords: how to apply for welfare, welfare appeal, welfare overpayment, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
August 31, 2017
BC Provincial Court and Clicklaw have collaborated to provide you with a curated collection of helpful basics for: Small Claims Court Family Court Criminal Court Each page includes a printable PDF...
Keywords: criminal court, Family, family law, Legal Info (PLEI), small claims court, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources
November 22, 2016
This guide gives an overview of the judicial review process, from preparing and filing your petition and affidavit to representing yourself in court. We include sample documents and the ability to...
Keywords: court, Employment Standards, evictions, judicial review, WCB, workers' compensation, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
August 17, 2016
A BC based website with videos, FAQs, and resources aimed at helping you with Income Assistance, Tenancy, Disability and more.
Keywords: British Columbia, Gateways
April 5, 2016
The Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB) is a bilingual, registered charitable organization whose mission is to promote the understanding of Learning Disabilities to lead...
Keywords: learning disabilities, New Brunswick, Organizations, Services
March 11, 2016
We offer a newsletter for people to share their life experiences with disabilities or mental illnesses by focusing on their abilities and strengths to reduce stigma and discrimination around all...
Keywords: Disability, self advocacy, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
January 15, 2016
The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors’ services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues.
Keywords: senior's issues, British Columbia, Government information
September 14, 2015
The Canadian Rental Housing Index in an online interactive online map developed by a partnership of non-profit housing organizations and credit unions, which tracks renter income, affordability and...
Keywords: rent, rental housing, Factsheets and FAQs, All of Canada
September 1, 2015
Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration is a ground-breaking multi-media project documenting nine years of immigration changes by the federal government.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, immigration legislation, General resources, Multimedia, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
April 23, 2015
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, Indigenous, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 15, 2015
Challenging CPP & OAS Decisions: Navigating the New SST System for Advocates from PovNet Society on Vimeo. This webinar introduces advocates to the new appeal system, particularly the new Social...
Keywords: CPP, CPP appeals, oas, old age security, Social Service Tribunals, SST, Multimedia, Programs and courses, All of Canada
April 15, 2015
Challenging EI Decisions: Navigating the New SST System from PovNet Society on Vimeo. This webinar introduces advocates to the new appeal system, particularly the new internal reconsideration stage...
Keywords: appeals, EI appeals, Social Service Tribunals, SST, Multimedia, Programs and courses, All of Canada
September 23, 2014
Press Project is a project of the Broadbent Institute is a daily roundup of news and progressive analysis.
Keywords: analysis, Blogs, inequality, news, Poverty Research, All of Canada
July 7, 2014
An international comparison of responses to public space issues involving people experiencing homelessness shows that law enforcement responses are not the answer. The Churchill Report, "In the...
Keywords: enforcement, Homelessness, homelessness, public space, Reports and documents, International
June 25, 2014
A new resource for refugee claimants developed by Kinbrace, this guide helps you: learn key refugee legal issues track your refugee claim on the right timeline learn strategies to help prepare for...
Keywords: refugee hearing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Ontario
April 24, 2014
Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women. The tool-kit aims to address some of the identified gaps in...
Keywords: aboriginal women, Indigenous, reserve, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
April 16, 2014
DAWN-RAFH Canada was founded in 1985 following a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of mutual concern. In a society which devalues and often...
Keywords: Disability, Women, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, All of Canada
March 19, 2014
BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre (BLERC) is a department of Native Counselling Service of Alberta (NCSA). Its primary mission is to develop and distribute materials designed to assist...
Keywords: Alberta, Indigenous, legal rights, General resources, Manuals and guides
March 14, 2014
"Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities" is a guide on food security. It contains lots of useful information and links to tools and resources to help you reach out to...
Keywords: food security, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
March 5, 2014
If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move to Vancouver, these guides will be helpful. "Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver" features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, British Columbia, Manuals and guides