Find An Advocate: Greater Vancouver

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: Richmond , BC , 110 - 7000 Minoru Blvd.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Women
Telephone: (604) 279-7060
Hours:
Drop-in - Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Advocacy Description: The Centre is a women’s resource center, that provides a supportive environment in which women are supported and encouraged to achieve their fullest potential.
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...
Location: Vancouver , BC , #117 - 1929 West 3rd Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Activists, Children and Youth, Family, Women
Advocacy Description: We are a grassroots action network of single mothers through-out BC, building community, empowerment, advocacy leadership, and advocating for change and an end to poverty and discrimination for...
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: Surrey , BC , 15318 – 20th Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Women
Telephone: 604.536.9611 Ext 1801
Other Telephone: 778-565-3638 Ext 1903 - Legal Resource Centre
Advocacy Description: Support and legal information for women dealing with family law issues such as: divorce, separation, child custody & access, child support, spousal maintenance, peace bonds and restraining orders...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1130 Jervis St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604 683 4287
Hours:
Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Advocacy Description: St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office provides help and support to anyone in difficulty. Welfare, housing, food access, legal issues, accommodation problems, or access to government services are...
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: Surrey , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Violence, Women
Telephone: (604) 589-1868
Other Telephone: 604 583-1295 - Crisis Line
Advocacy Description: This Centre offers crisis services, police accompaniment, court services support, counseling, and clothing, food, and shelter. A family law pro-bono clinic is also available for women.
Tags: pro bono legal clinic
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 , 1725 Venables Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604-253-0669
Advocacy Description: The Kettle supports people living with mental illness to lead healthier lives by: - Providing Housing, employment, advocacy and support services - Raising awareness of mental health issues and...
Tags: community services, employment program, health clinic, housing program, lifeskills, mental health clinic, outreach
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 , 306-535 Thurlow Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 604-255-3099
Advocacy Description: TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre provides tenants with legal education and information about residential tenancy law through our tenant Infoline (604-255-0546 or 1-800-665-1185), website,...
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: Burnaby , BC , #306-4980 Kingsway
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Family, Multicultural, Violence, Women
Telephone: (604) 436-1025
Advocacy Description: Advocacy for women in situations of domestic violence. Services offered in Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Visayan, Spanish, Italian,...
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: 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
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1634 East 41st Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 325-9944 Ext. 224
Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10-am-4pm
Advocacy Description: Provides information, general advocacy, referrals, and support for individuals requiring assistance with issues such as welfare, Housing, CPP, OAS/GIS, Residential Tenancy etc… The Wilson Heights...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 535 Hornby Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Housing and Tenants, Violence, Women
Telephone: 604 895 5800 - YWCA Main Number
Advocacy Description: A second stage transition house that provides advocacy services exclusively for women victims of violence who are or have been residents at Munroe House.
Tags: transition house, victims of violence
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