Find an Advocate - British Columbia - General Advocacy

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: Vancouver , BC , 845 Cambie Street
#300
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance
Telephone: 604-878-7400
Advocacy Description: Access Pro Bono offers several programs serving the critical legal needs of BC's individuals and non-profit organizations of limited means, ranging from summary legal advice clinics to full legal...
Tags: legal advice, wills
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: Vancouver , BC , 56 E. Hastings St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604-428-9202
Advocacy Description: Information, advice & referrals: Family law, Ministry of Children & Families (MCFD), minor criminal law issues (incl. victims of crime), Aboriginal law, Police Complaints, Ombudsperson...
Tags: criminal law, family law
Location: White Rock , BC , Suite 204 - 15210, North Bluff Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (604) 531-9143
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 , 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: Victoria , BC , 947 Fort Street - 2nd floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Telephone: 250-387-5855 (Greater Victoria area)
Advocacy Description: The BC Ombudsperson receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public agencies. While not an advocate, the Ombudsperson can conduct impartial and confidential...
Tags: complaints, ombudsman, ombudsperson, public agency
Location: Province-wide , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Workers
Advocacy Description: A BC Government list of the Regional Offices of their Workers' Advisors. The Workers' Advisers Office (WAO) provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependants on disagreements they...
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: 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
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: 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: Sechelt , BC , 5520 Trail Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Women
Telephone: (604) 885-4088
Hours:
General office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. We are closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Advocacy Description: The Community Resource Centre is open to all Sunshine Coast residents seeking information about local resources and services or needing support. Services include: Information and Referral •...
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 , 302 Columbia St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: (604) 681-8480
Advocacy Description: Varied advocacy services available for women, including mental health and housing advocacy. There is also advocacy for family protection issues for Moms (CFCSA) files, and "Resources in the DTES”...
Location: Prince George , BC , 1575 – 5th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 563-1113 (Prince George)
Advocacy Description: The Fry Society provides a range of services that are intended to provide support and relief to women that struggle with violence or the history of violence: » someone to talk to » information and...
Tags: shelter, transition house, victim services, women fleeing violence, women's shelter
Location: Quesnel , BC , #205 - 350 Barlow Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 991-0992
Advocacy Description: The Fry Society provides a range of services that are intended to provide support and relief to women that struggle with violence or the history of violence: » someone to talk to » information and...
Tags: shelter, transition house, victim services, women fleeing violence, women's shelter
Location: Burns Lake , BC , PO Box 316
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 692-7559
Other Telephone: 24 hour crisis and support line (250) 692-5720 (Burns Lake)
Advocacy Description: The Fry Society provides a range of services that are intended to provide support and relief to women that struggle with violence or the history of violence: » someone to talk to » information and...
Tags: shelter, transition house, victim services, women fleeing violence, women's shelter
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: Fernie , BC , 1592 10th Avenue
PO Box 2054
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: 250.423.4687
Advocacy Description: Women can access individual support, including crisis intervention, safety planning, life management skills, advocacy and accompaniment through legal and government systems, and referrals to...
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: Fort St. John , BC , 10051 - 100th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: (250) 787-1121
Hours:
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Advocacy Description: Provides general advocacy services and second stage housing. Information: Pamphlets, magazines, books, videos, on a wide variety of topics as well as internet access to information. Referrals:...
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: 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: 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: Squamish , BC , 38021 Third Avenue, PO Box 2052
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: (604)-892-5748
Website: http://hswc.ca/
Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: The Women’s Centre Squamish is a single access point for resources, referrals, emotional support, health and safety for women and children. Services that we provide include: ◦Support /Advocacy/...
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: 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: Prince Rupert , BC , 571 McKay Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: (250) 627-KAPS (5277)
Advocacy Description: Kaien Anti-Poverty Society has a number of programs for low-income families: Family program Food program: bags of food distributed to families, seniors, single parents Free store Children’s program...
Tags: BC Housing, EIC, income assistance
Location: Kamloops , BC , 448 Tranquille Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (778) 470 -6101
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) is a non-profit society devoted to welcoming immigrants and newcomers to Kamloops and the surrounding areas. General advocacy, community support services provided by...
Tags: ESL, settlement services
Location: Surrey , BC , 10667 – 135A Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 604-589-8678 (Office)
Other Telephone: 604-589-7777 (Shelter), 604-589-1002 (Housing Program)
Advocacy Description: Housing and Health Solutions (formerly South Fraser Community Services Society) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing basic services and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable...
Tags: drop-in centre, HIV/AIDS, meals, medical clinic, outreach, shelter, social housing, street youth