Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Aboriginal And First Nations

Location: Bella Coola , BC , 411 MacKenzie Street
PO Box 309
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 1-877-499-0044 (Toll free)
Other Telephone: 1-250-799-0044
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11AM to 5 PM
Advocacy Description: Provides legal advocacy and support to the peoples of Bella Coola, Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Klemtu, and Wuikinuxv. Help with housing on reserve/RTA, debt, residential school, disability, police...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 11907 – 228th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations
Telephone: 604.467.6911 ext. 217
Advocacy Description: Provides programs to all Aboriginal groups (i.e. First Nation, Metis, Urban) and offers information, support, referral services, informal education in traditional teachings and a strong cultural...
Tags: aboriginal services
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1424 Commercial Dr
PO Box 21503
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: Crisis and Intake line: 604.687.1867
Hours:
Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm Wed 10am to 8pm Closed Stat Holidays Closed Sundays
Advocacy Description: Battered Women's Support Services provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse. Programs: •Support Groups •Counselling •Indigenous Women’s Programs •Women’s Safety and Outreach...
Tags: aboriginal women, counselling, crisis support, domestic violence, social enterprise, support groups, violence against women
Location: Victoria , BC , 1179 Kosapsum Crescent
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Disability, Health
Telephone: 250-381-7303
Advocacy Description: BCAND advocates on behalf of aboriginal people with disabilities. BCANDS assists and supports our clients, as able, acting as a liaison / lead between various service agencies and our clients to...
Location: Province-wide , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations
Advocacy Description: Native Friendship Centres across BC provide a number of cultural, social, economic, housing, advocacy, and recreational services.
Location: Williams Lake , BC , 99 South Third Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Housing and Tenants, Mental Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 398-6831
Other Telephone: Mental Health Liaison: 250-3119
Advocacy Description: The Cariboo Friendship Society is a non-profit, charitable Society. It offers many services, including: Chiwid Transition House - housing, counselling, education and support for women and children...
Location: Krestova , BC , 3796 Krestova Cemetery Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Mental Health
Telephone: 250-231-4968
Advocacy Description: The Circle of Indigenous Nations is an Aboriginal non-profit society that offers cultural services that supports mental health and addictions recovery. We are currently delivering services in Nakusp...
Location: Greenville , BC , 108 Cooper Avenue
PO Box 91
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Activists, Children and Youth, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-621-3450
Hours:
8 am to 5:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Labor dispute Unjust dismissal represent clients who have been unjustly dismissed Housing issues-eviction - mediators Income tax forms - free of charge Medical malpractice Human rights advocates for...
Tags: aboriginal justice, aboriginal rights, disability forms, eviction, human rights, income tax forms, labour dispute, medical malpractice, Nisga'a, old age benefits, unjust dismissal
Location: Smithers , BC , 1188 Main Street
P.O. Box 2920
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Family, Health, Legal Assistance, Mental Health
Telephone: (250) 847-5211
Advocacy Description: The Friendship Centre supports the Aboriginal community in the Smithers region. They have a variety of programs and services intended to support your life’s journey, including family support, alcohol...
Location: Vernon , BC , 2904-29th Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Family, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 542-1247
Advocacy Description: Interventions in issues involving the Ministry of Children and Families. Provide some welfare advocacy services. Services to Native People who reside off reserve in the North Okanagan area.
Location: Vancouver , BC , 320 East Hastings Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 604 681-8365
Advocacy Description: First United has been engaged in legal advocacy work since the 1970s, providing much needed legal assistance, advice and representation to low income and vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside....
Location: Nanaimo , BC , 302 – 65 Front Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Debt, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-741-5447
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Advocacy Description: The Justice Access Centre is the place to come when you need help with problems and legal issues that affect your everyday life such as separation or divorce, income security, employment, housing, or...
Location: Kelowna , BC , 442 Leon Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Telephone: (250) 763-4905
Advocacy Description: A non-profit organization working with/for First Nations people, but our doors & our programs are open to everyone. Services include legal advocacy for aboriginal people living off-reserve. The...
Location: Nanaimo , BC , 602 Haliburton Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Hours:
Justice Access Centre Tue: 8am to 4pm Tillicum Haus Health Centre Mon: 1pm to 4pm Community Options Wed: 1pm to 4pm Thu: 8:30am to 4pm
Advocacy Description: Aboriginal community legal workers are Legal Services Society (LSS) staff who can: give legal advice about family and child protection law, and issues such as residential schools, housing, and wills...
Tags: child protection law, legal advice, residential school
Location: Duncan , BC , 200 Cowichan Way
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 250-748-1160
Hours:
Community Options Wed: 1pm to 4pm Thu: 8:30am to 4pm
Advocacy Description: Aboriginal community legal workers are Legal Services Society (LSS) staff who can: give legal advice about family and child protection law, and issues such as residential schools, housing, and wills...
Tags: child protection law, legal advice, residential school
Location: Nanaimo , BC , 302 - 65 Front Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 250-741-5529
Other Telephone: 1-800-578-8511
Hours:
Justice Access Centre Tue: 8am to 4pm
Advocacy Description: Aboriginal community legal workers are Legal Services Society (LSS) staff who can: give legal advice about family and child protection law, and issues such as residential schools, housing, and wills...
Tags: child protection law, legal advice, residential school
Location: Lillooet , BC , 357 Main Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Children and Youth, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Violence
Telephone: (250) 256-4146
Advocacy Description: Provides culturally sensitive programs and services for all peoples (aboriginal and non-aboriginal) including: Addictions Services Chillaxin Youth Centre Food Bank and Meal Program Friendly Treasures...
Tags: aboriginal friendship centre, addiction services, employment centre, food bank, pre-school, victim assistance program, youth centre
Location: Castlegar , BC , 1402 Columbia Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations
Telephone: (250) 304-2246
Advocacy Description: Provides help and works toward the education, cultural awareness and well being of Aboriginal people in the West Kootenay/Boundary region, and also advocates for Aboriginals on social and poverty...
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 207 - 1999 Marine Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Children and Youth, 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: New Aiyansh , BC , PO Box 231 2000 Lisims Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 250 633 3000
Other Telephone: 250 633 3070
Advocacy Description: Access to Justice Nisga'a Lisims Government's Access to Justice Department supports Nisga'a citizens in the prevention and resolution of conflicts through increased awareness of Ayuukhl Nisga'a and...
Location: Quesnel , BC , A-668 Doherty Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-992-9722
Hours:
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Advocacy Description: Our clients are parents (moms and dads) who may have trouble with the law or have family issues. We help our clients as a whole. They usually have other issues such as: alcohol, drug, Residential...
Tags: addictions, metis, probations, residential school, residential tenancy
Location: Dawson Creek , BC , 11401 8 Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 250-782-2710
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 12:00-4:00 PM
Advocacy Description: Outreach & legal advocacy.
Location: Fort Nelson , BC , 5019 52nd Avenue West
PO Box 3190
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 250.233.8920
Hours:
Monday and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday - Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
Advocacy Description: The Society has a Pro-Bono Legal Advocate who can provide assistance for Aboriginal women and men of whom are in legal matters concerning family court, housing assistance, status, work safe, and...
Location: Port Alberni , BC , 3555 4th Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Consumer Law, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 723-8281
Advocacy Description: The Outreach Legal Advocate can: Give you legal information, or Help you complete a Legal Aid application, or Refer you to another agency that can help you We can give you information on many legal...
Tags: BCEA, Canada Pension Plan, CPP, Disability applications, Employment Insurance, GIS, landlords, old age security, Person with Disability, welfare, Workers’ Compensation
Location: Powell River , BC , 4752 Joyce Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Activists, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 604-485-0992
Hours:
Monday 10-4, Tuesday-Thursday 12-4
Advocacy Description: Our purpose is to provide a safe place for community members to socialize, integrate, learn and have access to basic services in the community. We achieve this through integrating our activities with...
Location: Prince George , BC , 1600 3rd Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Legal Assistance
Telephone: (250) 564-3568
Advocacy Description: Provides informal advocacy, weekly pro bono law clinic and helps administer a free dental service.
Location: Prince George , BC , #102 - 1268 5th Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 250-562-7928
Advocacy Description: The Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society (PGUAJS) is a non-profit agency that provides assistance to Aboriginal youth within the Prince George area, who are in conflict with the criminal...
Tags: aboriginal youth, court system, criminal justice, justice system, youth justice
Location: Vancouver , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Health, 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: Quesnel , BC , 319 North Fraser Dr.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Children and Youth, Health, Legal Aid
Telephone: (250) 992-8347
Advocacy Description: The Quesnel, BC Tillicum Society / Native Friendship Centre offers aboriginal diabetes awareness and prevention, FAS info, drug & alcohol programs, employment information and counseling, youth...
Location: Moberly Lake , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Family, Women
Telephone: (250) 788-3955 - Main Office
Other Telephone: (250) 788 7280 - Health Centre
Advocacy Description: Aboriginal Law and Family Justice co-ordinator program. Advocacy for women and aboriginal people in the Chetwynd and Moberley Lake area.
Location: Dease Lake , BC , First Avenue & Stikine St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Crisis Services, 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, Aboriginal and First Nations, Crisis Services, 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: Hazelton , BC , 4305 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Disability, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: (250)842-5218
Advocacy Description: Assists people in the Upper Skeena who cannot otherwise obtain legal assistance for financial or other reasons. The USCLAS has a special focus on meeting the needs of Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en people...
Tags: criminal law, divorce, family law, fort babine, granisle, houston, telkwa, topley, wills
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1607 E. Hastings St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Crisis Services, Family, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: (604) 251-4844
Advocacy Description: Provides support services for elders, family support services, administer extreme weather shelter, a daycare and a recreation program.
Location: Vancouver , BC , 2982 Nanaimo Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance, Prisoners
Telephone: 604-251-7200
Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Provides restorative justice and other alternative justice programs, as well as other resources for Aboriginal people in Vancouver. There is also an Aboriginal Homeless Outreach Worker.
Tags: aboriginal justice, restorative justice
Location: Nanaimo , BC , PO Box 1118
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Mental Health, Violence
Telephone: 250-753-2495
Hours:
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: Vancouver , BC , 1424 Commercial Drive
P.O. Box 21562
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Activists, Crisis Services, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604-872-8212 (crisis line)
Other Telephone: 604- 877-0958
Hours:
Crisis Line: 24 hours
Advocacy Description: Provides free, confidential support services for female adults and youth who have experienced any form of male violence. Operates a 24-hour rape crisis line, a transition house for battered women and...
Tags: crisis line, legal clinic, peer couselling, public education, support services, transition house, violence against women, women's centre
Location: , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, 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
Hours:
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
Location: Victoria , BC , 231 Regina Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 250.384.3211
Hours:
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, Aboriginal and First Nations, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, 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