Find An Advocate: General Advocacy

Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Advocacy Description: Student Legal Aid Services Societies (SLASS), funded by LAO, operate out of Ontario's six law schools. With the supervision of full time lawyers, volunteer law students provide legal advice and...
Tags: minor crimes, student legal aid, students, tribunals
Location: Gibsons , BC , 543 Gower Point Rd
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (604) 741-0776
Advocacy Description: Advocates on behalf of clients with EI, WCB, Social Services, or Landlord/Tenant disputes.
Location: Surrey , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Violence, Women
Telephone: (604) 589-1868
Other Telephone: 604 583-1295 - Crisis Line
Advocacy Description: This Centre offers crisis services, police accompaniment, court services support, counseling, and clothing, food, and shelter. A family law pro-bono clinic is also available for women.
Tags: pro bono legal clinic
Location: Dease Lake , BC , First Avenue & Stikine St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Indigenous, Mental Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 771-5577
Advocacy Description: NNADAP services, mental health services, Ku We Gahan justice program and shelter services for women involved in domestic violence. Programs are offered at People’s Haven Family Service Centre.
Location: Telegraph Creek , BC , 24 Sawtooth Road
P.O. Box 59
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Indigenous, Mental Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 235-3805
Other Telephone: Crisis Line: (250) 235-3113
Advocacy Description: A non-profit organization which provides National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) services, mental health services, and shelter services for women involved in domestic violence.
Location: Vancouver , BC , 8853 Selkirk St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: 604-267-0901
Advocacy Description: Information and referral services provided in Taiwanese, Japanese, and Mandarin.
Location: Terrace , BC , #200 - 3219 Eby St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: 250-635-3178 - Main Number
Advocacy Description: TDCSS offers a variety of specialized programs geared towards helping people in the Northwest. Programs include: Community Living Services, Youth and Family Services, Counselling and Support Services...
Tags: counselling, employment services, youth and children services
Location: Toronto , ON , 519 Church Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: 416-392-6874
Advocacy Description: The 519 has over 300 groups using meeting space, providing community services and offering self help programmes. Programs include: AIDS Memorial Anti-Violence Program (AVP) Anti-Poverty and...
Location: Nelson , BC , 521 Vernon Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Family, Housing and Tenants, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 250.352.5777
Hours:
Advocacy Centre: Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday — 10am – 4pm (closed from 12-1pm) Tuesday — 1-4pm
Advocacy Description: The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. They also provide...
Tags: child abuse, child protection advocacy, education, family law, parenting, poverty advocacy, social assistance, victim assistance
Location: Belleville , ON , 158 George Street, Level 1
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 613-966-8686
Other Telephone: TTY: 613-966-8714 / 1-877-966-8714
Hours:
Main Office (Belleville): Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Satellites: As scheduled, by appointment
Advocacy Description: The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic. We provide free legal services to low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington...
Location: Cobourg , ON , 1005 Elgin Street West
Suite #301
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 905-372-2646
Advocacy Description: THCN helps the unemployed and disadvantaged residents of Northumberland County through programs that give help for the real world problems of low-income people. The Help Centre provides programs in...
Tags: Canada Pension Plan, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Employment Insurance, Employment Standards, evictions, ontario disability support program, Ontario Human Rights complaints, Ontario Works, rent bank, tenant hearings, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1725 Venables Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604-253-0669
Advocacy Description: The Kettle supports people living with mental illness to lead healthier lives by: - Providing Housing, employment, advocacy and support services - Raising awareness of mental health issues and...
Tags: community services, employment program, health clinic, housing program, lifeskills, mental health clinic, outreach
Location: Stratford , ON , 612 Erie St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Food and Foodbanks
Telephone: 519-508-3663
Advocacy Description: In addition to providing access to healthy food and food skills, the Centre also emphasizes the systems and mechanisms that keep people in poverty, facilitates the development of mutual support...
Location: Salmon Arm , BC , 681 Marine Park Drive NE
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Consumer Law, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-832-2170
Hours:
9-4 Mon through Thu; 9-12 Fri
Advocacy Description: The legal advocacy program provides free information, advice, referrals and representations for residents of the Shuswap in the areas of federal and provincial disability benefits, residential...
Location: Cranbrook , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Advocacy Description: The Traveling Poverty Law Advocate Program is sponsored by Community Connections Society of Southeast BC and is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia. The Traveling Advocate provides...
Tags: Canada Pension Plan, disability appeals, disability benefits information, Employment Standards, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Human Rights complaints, old age security, the S.A.F.E.R program, welfare appeals
Location: Charlottetown , PE , 14 Weymouth Street
P.O. Box 757
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Workers
Telephone: 902-368-5680
Other Telephone: Occupational Health & Safety 24 Hr Emergency Line: (902) 628-7513
Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
Advocacy Description: WCB exists to promote safe workplaces and to protect employers and injured workers through a sustainable accident insurance program.
Tags: accident insurance, health and safety, workplace safety
Location: Victoria , BC , 302-895 Fort St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 361-3521
Hours:
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: Vancouver , BC , 306-535 Thurlow Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 604-255-3099
Advocacy Description: TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre provides tenants with legal education and information about residential tenancy law through our tenant Infoline (604-255-0546 or 1-800-665-1185), website,...
Location: Digby , NS , 9 Water Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Women
Telephone: 902-742-0085
Advocacy Description: The Women's Centre offers a variety of services including: Individual supportive counseling Programming based on the needs and wants of women Going to appointments with you (lawyer, doctor, court,...
Tags: women's advocacy, women's centre, women's resource centre
Location: Yarmouth , NS , 12 Cumberland Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Women
Telephone: 902-742-0085
Advocacy Description: The Women's Centre offers a variety of services including: Individual supportive counseling Programming based on the needs and wants of women Going to appointments with you (lawyer, doctor, court,...
Tags: women's advocacy, women's centre, women's resource centre
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