Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Family

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: Prince George , BC , 1131-6th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Family, Health, Mental Health
Telephone: (250)564-3396
Hours:
Open • Tuesday...11-8pm • Wednesday...11-8pm • Thursday...11-8pm • Friday...11-8pm • Saturday...12-7pm Closed • Sunday, Monday and All Holidays
Advocacy Description: ACE is an activity centre for individuals living with mental illness and/or addictions in the Prince George area.
Tags: addiction, mental health consumers, schizophrenia
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: Vancouver , BC , 101 East Cordova St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604-331-1407 ext. 105 (legal advocacy program)
Other Telephone: 604-331-1407 (to book appts)
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 5:00PM Legal Advocacy Program: Monday to Thursday and alternating Fridays, 8:30am-5:00pm. Summary legal advice clinic: Mondays: 1-4pm.
Advocacy Description: Advice, advocacy, support and referral services. Legal advice can be obtained regarding minor legal matters ranging from summary criminal offences to family law matters. Atira Legal Advocacy Examples...
Tags: criminal law, family law
Location: Victoria , BC , 899 Fort Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Family
Telephone: (250)-386-4331
Advocacy Description: BC Families in Transition (formerly the Separation and Divorce Resource Centre) helps more than 10,000 people per year through family changes, including separations and divorces, remarriages, blended...
Location: Victoria , BC , 471 Cecelia Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 388-5251
Hours:
Open Monday - Friday 7:30am to 9pm Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm
Advocacy Description: The Burnside Gorge Housing Outreach assists families that are homeless or about to be homeless with initial needs by advocating with employment and assistance workers, landlords, hotel managers, and...
Tags: homeless
Location: Prince Rupert , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare
Advocacy Description: An advocacy directory from the City of Prince Rupert website.
Tags: advocacy directory, victim services
Location: Revelstoke , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Family, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 837-4779
Hours:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Advocacy Description: We offer free of charge advocacy services in the Columbia/Kootenay regions in BC Canada. Our focus areas are in family law, child welfare,mental health, and seniors issues. We will also do Income...
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: Surrey , BC , #1107, 7330 – 137th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Women, Workers
Telephone: (604) 597-0205
Hours:
Main Site Office Hours: Monday and Friday – 8:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 8:30am-9:00pm
Advocacy Description: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (formally Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society) offers counselling, employment, outreach and other services.
Tags: clinic, job training, settlement services, translation
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: Port Hardy , BC , 7305 Market St., Box 1407
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family
Telephone: 250-902-6061
Advocacy Description: Parenting support services available.
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: New Westminster , BC , 330 – 550 – Sixth Street, 6th and 6th Building
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Mental Health
Telephone: (604) 522-3722
Advocacy Description: Provide referral and counselling services, assistance to low income families, as well as operate an emergency shelter for families that is accessible only upon the Ministry's referral.
Location: , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Family, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: (604) 558-4740
Advocacy Description: This toll-free line assists grandparents and other relatives raising a family member's child to navigate complex services systems such as MCFD; to find the answers, assistance and resources they need...
Tags: grandparents
Location: Massett , BC , Box 130
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (250) 626-3522
Advocacy Description: Advocate: Elizabeth Moore Provides help with legal issues, including housing, will & estates, EI appeals, WCB, social assistance, child support, applications for legal services, or reviewing...
Location: Skidegate , BC , Box 160
Queen Charlotte, BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 250-559-9042
Advocacy Description: Advocate: Bev Collinson
Location: Vancouver , BC , 305-1985 West Broadway
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Housing and Tenants, Multicultural
Telephone: 604-257-5151
Advocacy Description: The JFSA offers settlement services, counseling services, seniors services, employment services, and basic resources. The Basic Resource Department assists clients in navigating government systems....
Tags: Jewish
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: Vancouver , BC , 290 – 800 Hornby St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 604 660-2084
Hours:
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note the self-help and information services area of the Vancouver Justice Access Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please come in person. Self-help and information services are not available by telephone.
Advocacy Description: At the Vancouver Justice Access Centre, we know that you may be able to solve your own problems and issues with easy access to the right information. Everyone facing a family or civil law issue...
Tags: civil law, debt, divorce, employment, family law, housing, income security
Location: Victoria , BC , 225 - 850 Burdett Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 250 356-7012
Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The centre serves Victoria and the surrounding south Vancouver Island and Gulf Island communities. If you can’t travel to the centre, call for information.
Advocacy Description: At the Victoria Justice Access Centre, we can help assess what you need, provide information about your legal and related issues and refer you to services that are available for your situation, which...
Tags: family justice, mediation, Small claims
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1720 Grant Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: 604 254 9626
Other Telephone: 604 878 7400
Advocacy Description: Free legal consultation for Temporary Foreign Workers MOSAIC and Access Pro Bono have launched a legal clinic for temporary foreign workers. Pro Bono lawyers are available to provide a 30 minute free...
Tags: Espanol, migrant workers, Spanish, temporary foreign workers
Location: , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: 604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays
Advocacy Description: You can apply for legal aid over the phone through the LSS province-wide Call Centre or in person through your local legal aid office. All callers have an initial interview in which our staff ask...
Tags: criminal law, multilingual, telephone advice line
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: Kelowna , BC , 168 Asher Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Addictions, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (778) 753-5830
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: Having started out as an AIDS service organization in 1992, the Centre has since expanded their mandate to serve anybody experiencing issues relating to housing, income, nutrition, access to health...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 22554 Lougheed Hwy
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health
Telephone: (604) 467-6055
Advocacy Description: Offers information and services on parenting, parent and child programming, mental health services, personal growth, multiculturalism, diversity education, food security and community kitchens.
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1720 Grant Street
Second floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 254-9626
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Advocacy Description: MOSAIC's mandate is to support and to empower immigrant and refugee communities, helping them to address critical issues in their neighborhoods and workplace. The Legal Advocacy Program provides...
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
Other Telephone: 250-723-8182
Hours:
Open Tuesday and Wednesday only. Tuesday morning drop in 9:30-11:30 p.m.
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: Merritt , BC , 2025 Granite Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 250-378-9632
Hours:
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Mon. - Fri.
Advocacy Description: Advice, assistance and representation for low income residents of the Nicola valley and surrounding area on a variety of poverty law topics and unfunded criminal and family law issues.
Tags: criminal law
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: Kaslo , BC , 336 'B' Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Women
Telephone: (250) 353-7691
Hours:
9 to noon and 1 to 4, Monday to Thursday.
Advocacy Description: Provide general advocacy and counselling services. Community Counselling, Addictions and Alcohol Counselling, Children and Youth Counselling, Victims assistance and counselling, Family support, and...
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 , 131 East 2nd Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604.984.6009
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am – 5pm
Advocacy Description: North Shore Women's Centre provides advocacy services for women, including a family law legal clinic.
Tags: legal aid clinic
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: Smithers , BC , 3772 1st Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 847-9000
Other Telephone: (250) 847-2595 (Transition House)
Advocacy Description: Provides pregnancy outreach, counselling and non-profit counselling programs, including Children Who Witness Abuse, Stopping the Violence, Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, and Victim Assistance.
Location: Surrey , BC , 9815 - 140 St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Violence
Telephone: (604) 584-5811
Advocacy Description: Helps newly arrived immigrants and refugees to settle in Canada by providing orientation to their new communities and guidance and support to access government and community services.
Tags: settlement
Location: Penticton , BC , #209-304 Martin St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Legal Info (PLEI), Violence, Welfare
Telephone: 250-493-6822
Hours:
Regular Drop – In Hours 1pm – 4pm on Monday through Thursday No drop-in second Thursday of every month
Advocacy Description: The Society can help you with your landlord, income assistance, disability applications, employment insurance, abuse, food, getting legal information, debts, family, health, income taxes. There is a...
Tags: disability advocate, legal clinic
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...