Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Welfare

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: 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: Campbell River , BC , 1261 Ironwood Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Debt, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: 250-914-0272
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: Vancouver , BC , 1107 Seymour Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Health, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 604-893-2201
Other Telephone: Helpline: 604-696-4666
Advocacy Description: If you are living with HIV/AIDS, you can count on AIDS Vancouver's Case Management program. We work to help you achieve stable and sustained health, and a better quality of life. Get help with health...
Tags: AIDS, HIV
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 , 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: 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: 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: Richmond , BC , 8151 Park Road
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: 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: 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: Maple Ridge , BC , 22318 McIntosh Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (604) 467-9939
Advocacy Description: Provides women with practical information, advocacy and help with linking to services such as housing, legal services, income assistance, counseling and other community resources.
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: 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: 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: 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 , 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: 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: 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 , 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: Lumby , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (250) 547-9770
Advocacy Description: Provides advocacy for welfare, WCB, youth, and seniors.
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: Nanaimo , BC , #114 - 285 Prideaux Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 250-753-2321
Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Advocacy Description: Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy has been providing services in the mid-Vancouver Island since the early 1970s. The services provided include but are not limited to: •General and crisis advocacy •The...
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: 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: This program provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the North Shore (including the city of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of...
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: 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: 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