Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Disability

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: Abbotsford , BC , 2420 Montrose Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604.859.7681
Advocacy Description: A non-profit community-based agency with services for the multicultural community, seniors, families, unemployed, people with low incomes, youth and those with special needs. Their Community Legal...
Tags: child care, community centre, community kitchen, community living, counselling, development disabilities, ESL, meals on wheels, pro-bono clinic, settlement workers, victim assistance, youth services
Location: Victoria , BC , 948 View Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Legal Assistance
Telephone: (250) 383-4105
Hours:
Mon to Fri, 9 am - 4 pm
Advocacy Description: Provides advocacy to people with disabilities, support and assistance to ensure full participation in community and society in general, and information enabling people to access services to which...
Tags: disability advocacy, low income
Location: Prince George , BC , 1188 6th Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 563-6112
Hours:
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Closed Wednesdays. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon - 1 p.m.)
Advocacy Description: Provide general advocacy services including welfare and disability appeal, tenant advocacy, and tribunal representation. There is also a shelter available.
Tags: shelter
Location: Chilliwack , BC , 9046 Young Rd.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (604) 792-2760
Advocacy Description: Advocacy services provide help with: ◾Supreme or provincial court issues ◾Income assistance, custody & access, peace bonds & restraining orders ◾Ministry for Children & Family ◾Housing...
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: 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: 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: Chilliwack , BC , 8937 School Street
The Village - Youth Services entrance
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: 604-702-2907
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30
Advocacy Description: Chilliwack's Community Legal Advocacy Centre is part of Abbotsford Community Services. Information, advice, referrals & representation on a variety of issues including: Income assistance -...
Location: Richmond , BC , 120 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604-279-7077
Advocacy Description: Free and confidential, trained volunteer advocates at the Outreach & Advocacy program are able to support our clients in many ways. Services range from housing and benefit applications to more...
Tags: multilingual
Location: Revelstoke , BC , 314 Second St. East
Box 2880
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 837-2920
Advocacy Description: Social Advocacy ensures that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services and opportunities they require to meet their basic needs and to develop fully. The Advocate serves as...
Location: Abbotsford , BC , 2420 Montrose Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604-859-7681 - Ext 207
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:00pm; Meetings are generally by appointment only.
Advocacy Description: Serving residents of Abbotsford and Mission. They provide information, advice, referrals and representation on a variety of issues including: 1. Income assistance - disability applications &...
Tags: abbotsford community services
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
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: 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
Hours:
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
Location: Kamloops , BC , 827 Seymour Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Prisoners, Women
Telephone: 250.374.2119
Other Telephone: Legal Aid Offices: 250.314.1900
Advocacy Description: The Society offers services such as: Housing Support & Eviction Prevention Public Education Court Support Mental Health Support for Tenants Supportive and Informative Group Sessions for Women...
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: Prince George , BC , 101-490 Quebec St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Disability, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: (250) 563-1853
Advocacy Description: Handy Circle Resource Society provides and promotes public awareness of the needs of the disabled. Peer counselling, Information and referral services for special needs. Workshops / seminars /...
Location: Vernon , BC , 3402 27th Avenue, Suite 107
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability
Telephone: (250)545-9292
Other Telephone: TTY (250) 542-2193
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm We are closed between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm for lunch.
Advocacy Description: The mission of Independent Living Vernon is to create sustainable community links, to work for societal change and to remove barriers so that people with disabilities have the opportunity to realize...
Location: Victoria , BC , #100-754 Broughton St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Legal Assistance
Telephone: Victoria Voice: 250.592.8144
Other Telephone: Victoria TTY: 250.592.8147 1.877.667.5488
Hours:
Available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch between 12 noon and 1 p.m.
Advocacy Description: The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) provides services and support for: Deaf individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication and are often...
Tags: deaf, hard of hearing
Location: Nanaimo , BC , #67-B Skinner St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Legal Assistance
Telephone: Nanaimo Voice: 250.753.0999
Other Telephone: Nanaimo TTY: 250.753.0977 1.877.424.3323
Advocacy Description: The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) provides services and support for: Deaf individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication and are often...
Tags: deaf, hard of hearing
Location: Victoria , BC , 1562 Fort Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Disability
Telephone: 250-370-9513
Hours:
The Resource Centre is available for drop in visits on Mondays: 1 -3 pm, Thursdays: 10 am -12 pm Fridays: 9:30-11:30 pm
Advocacy Description: The organization's Resource Centre provides information, referrals and courses concerning individuals with learning disabilities. Advocacy: •Parent Workshops and Support •Youth Workshops and Support...
Tags: learning disabilities
Location: Kelowna , BC , 168 Asher Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Addictions, Disability, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, LGBTQ, Welfare
Telephone: (778) 753-5830
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, closed between noon and 1pm. Open until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Advocacy Description: Living Positive Resource Centre provides services to individuals in our community experiencing concerns relating to housing, income, nutrition, access to health care including addiction and mental...
Tags: AIDS/HIV, harm reduction, STI
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 11907 228th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604 467-6911
Advocacy Description: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services' Community Law Advocacy Program provides information, Advice/Assistance, Referrals and Representation for a variety of issues including: • Welfare Issues...
Location: Burnaby , BC , Suite 1103 - 4720 Kingsway
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Health
Telephone: 604-689-3144
Advocacy Description: The MS Society's Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in BC and the Yukon address legal challenges with the help of lay volunteers and lawyers who...
Location: Nanaimo , BC , #2 – 4166 Departure Bay Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability
Telephone: 250-758-5547
Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Advocacy Description: The Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre provides information and referrals. They can help you if you need to know who to contact, how to get information, or to get an application form that deals with...
Location: Port Alberni , BC , 3178-2nd Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Family, Housing and Tenants, Mental Health, Violence, Welfare
Telephone: 250-724-7137
Hours:
Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm Drop in is on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 am Friday is appointments only
Advocacy Description: The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through...
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: North Vancouver , BC , 201-935 Marine Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (604) 985-7138
Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Advocacy Description: North Shore Legal Information and Advocacy: Legal Advocacy Program The North Shore Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law issues to people on the North Shore...
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 3158 Mountain Highway
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: 604.985.5371
Hours:
Monday to Thursday — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday — 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Addresses advocacy issues on topics such as accessible, affordable housing, home support issues, transportation issues, Disability Benefits, CPP benefits, and systemic 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: Kelowna , BC , 104 - 1455 Ellis St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Housing and Tenants, Mental Health, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 979-0201
Hours:
Generally 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday but we are a small office so clients should call ahead rather than drop in.
Advocacy Description: Advocacy for people with chronic mental illness, with prime service areas income assistance and residential tenancy; also general poverty law for tenants. Also offer information and referral....
Tags: community mental health, public education, residential tenancy
Location: Campbell River , BC , 101-300 St Ann's Rd
Type(s) of Advocacy: Debt, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: 250-286-3436
Advocacy Description: We have a legal advocate that will assist with welfare, tenancy, disability, CPP disability and pension income, including reconsiderations and tribunal representation if required. We also host pro...
Tags: CPP, disability, homeless outreach, pensions
Location: Kamloops , BC , 182 B Tranquille Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability
Telephone: 250-376-7878
Advocacy Description: Kamloops Society for People In Motion operates an information and resource centre for people in Kamloops and the surrounding area living with a disability. Services include: Monthly information...
Tags: accessibility, adaptive technologies, disabled parking, people with disabilities
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: Powell River , BC , 207 - 4801 Joyce Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (604) 485-0950
Hours:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Advocacy Description: Advocate: Joyce Percey If you are poor and need legal advice and assistance, the Poverty Law Advocate will help you with the following services: Help filling out forms Help applying for or appealing...
Location: Abbotsford , BC , 31581 South Fraser Way
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability
Telephone: 604.852.7888
Advocacy Description: Varied advocacy and representation services provided for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Location: New Westminister , BC , 750 Carnarvon Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-520-6621
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Closed for lunch from 12:30pm to1:00pm Closed on all statutory holidays
Advocacy Description: Seniors Services Society is a nonprofit agency that provides programs and services to support older adults 55+ to live as independently as possible. Housing Services include Housing Counseling and...
Location: Coquitlam , BC , #200-25 King Edward St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: Main Number: 604-540-9161
Other Telephone: Legal Advocate: 604-937-6982
Advocacy Description: The Legal Advocacy Program is available on Wednesdays and Fridays only. The Program will only be available to assist with Persons with Disability Applications and Reconsiderations until further...