Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Immigrants And Refugees

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: Abbotsford , BC , 2642 Cedar Park Place, Suite 203
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers
Telephone: 604-859-5044
Advocacy Description: The ten regional Agriculture Workers Alliance offices across Canada offer free services including: general labour rights, working conditions, health and safety, preparation of Canadian Income Tax...
Tags: migrant workers
Location: Kelowna , BC , 185 Asher Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers
Telephone: 250-765-6843
Advocacy Description: The ten regional Agriculture Workers Alliance offices across Canada offer free services including: general labour rights, working conditions, health and safety, preparation of Canadian Income Tax...
Tags: migrant workers
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: 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: 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: 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: Prince George , BC , 1270 - 2nd Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (250) 562-2900
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide general assistance to immigrants and refugees, including employment services, English language classes and anti-racism advocacy.
Tags: settlement services
Location: Williams Lake , BC , 118C, North First Avenue (Village Square)
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (778) 412-2999
Tags: settlement services
Location: Vancouver , BC , 530 Drake St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 684-7498
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide advocacy services and resources for immigrants and refugees. Their programs and services are available throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.
Tags: settlement services
Location: Campbell River , BC , 740 Robron Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: 250-830-0171 (Campbell River)
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide information, referral and advocacy services to new immigrants and refugees. Services are provided in English and Vietnamese, however, interpreters are available to assist...
Tags: settlement
Location: Courtenay/Comox , BC , Unit C - 1001 Lewis Avenue
Upstairs Suite
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees
Telephone: 250-338-6359
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide information, referral and advocacy services to new immigrants and refugees. Services are provided in English and Vietnamese, however, interpreters are available to assist...
Tags: settlement
Location: Vancouver , BC , # 615 – 525 Seymour St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees
Telephone: (778) – 328 – 8888
Hours:
Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Advocacy Description: Multilingual information and referral services provided for inland refugee claimants. Inland Refugee Society's key services include: referral to emergency shelter, transitional housing, and...
Tags: affordable housing, food bank, transition house
Location: Victoria , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (250) 388-4728
Advocacy Description: Immigrants and refugees; international clients who are invloved in international marriage, adoption, employment etc.
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: 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:
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 593-2448
Advocacy Description: Supports and advocates for Latin American families in BC regarding info and referrals to services available and community networks. Spanish and French available on call Contactenos para referencias a...
Tags: Lanito/Latina, Latin American, Spanish
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: Vancouver , BC , 3981 Main St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 879-7104
Advocacy Description: Provides multilingual services for refugee claimants and immigrants, including help with applying for social assistance. There is also a LSLAP clinic and a free income tax clinic on site. Serves the...
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: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 254-9626
Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Poverty Law (Income Security, Canadian Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Employment Standards), Debt (e.g. CRA, MSP) and Immigration Law (Permanent residency for Convention Refugees or Protected...
Tags: Canadian Pension Plan, CRA, ei, income security, MSP debt, permanent residency
Location: Vancouver , BC , 4802 Fraser St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: (604) 879–3277
Advocacy Description: The Multicultural Helping House Society – Newcomers Resource Center (MHHS – NRC) has provided assistance to thousands of new immigrants in addressing their needs from settlement, employment, social...
Tags: live-in caregivers, settlement services, temporary foreign workers
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 207-123 East 15th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Welfare
Telephone: 604-988-2931
Advocacy Description: Settlement counsellors provide information and assistance in the areas of housing and social assistance. Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean are spoken.
Tags: Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, settlement
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: Surrey , BC , 13850, 78th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees
Telephone: 604-572-4060
Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
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: 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: Vancouver , BC , 8153 Main Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: (604) 324-7733 - Vancouver/Main Office
Other Telephone: (604) 596-7722 - Surrey
Advocacy Description: PICS provides clients with services such as employment programs and counseling, immigration and settlement information, language training, drug/alcohol counseling and seniors housing. Our offices in...
Tags: farm workers
Location: Richmond , BC , 210 – 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 279-7160
Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am-9pm Saturday 10am-3pm
Advocacy Description: Information, orientation, and referral service in reference to government programs and assistance.
Tags: settlement
Location: Surrey , BC , #102 13771 72A Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Welfare
Telephone: Newton Resource Centre: 604.596.2311
Advocacy Description: Sources Advocacy Programs will provide support, assistance, and information for people on Income Assistance or with low incomes, including Homeless Prevention, Mental Health Advocacy, Disability...
Tags: criminal law, Homeless prevention, poverty law, pro bono legal clinic, tax
Location: Vancouver , BC , 28 West Pender Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: 604-684-1628
Advocacy Description: Provides a range of services to new immigrants, including immigrant settlement, public education, employment services, family and youth counseling, seniors and women’s programs, health services and a...
Tags: settlement
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: Vancouver , BC , 101-42 W. 8th Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-687-2172
Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Advocacy Description: This organization offers various services to help seniors, families of seniors, new immigrants and temporary residents who need assistance. Tonari Gumi is also an information referral resource and...
Tags: Japanese
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: Victoria , BC , 637 Bay St., 3rd Floor
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (250) 361-9433
Hours:
9am to 5pm Monday through Friday
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide a range of services to address the needs of immigrants and refugees, including employment assistance and ESL classes. Services provided in Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, German...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 302 - 119 West Pender St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Women, Workers
Telephone: 604-669-4482
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Advocacy Description: WCDWA provides information, referral, summary advice and full representation, without any fee to its clients, primarily in the areas of immigration and employment law. WCDWA also provides a wide...
Tags: immigration law, live-in caregiver, sponsorship