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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
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:44am
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
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 4:58pm
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
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 4:49pm
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/...
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 4:40pm
Location: Hope , BC , Box 1761
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: Transition House Office: (604) 869-5191
Advocacy Description: Provide direct advocacy for women victims of violence who are resident in the transition home.
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 4:24pm
Location: Victoria , BC , 306- 620 View St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Health
Telephone: 250-595-3892
Hours:
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 9am - 12pm Tuesday-Thursday 9am - 2pm
Advocacy Description: HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with HCV. HepCBC is the...
Tags: hepatitis C
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 4:21pm
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 /...
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 4:14pm
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
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 3:41pm
Location: Vernon , BC , 2904-29th Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Family, Indigenous, 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.
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 2:56pm
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...
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 2:52pm
Location: New Westminster , BC , 402 E. Columbia Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Prisoners, Women
Telephone: 604-520-1166
Advocacy Description: Assists women and youth involved in the criminal justice system. Operates a half-way house, a homeless shelter for women and children and youth programs for independent living.
Tags: criminal justice system
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 2:32pm
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
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 1:58pm
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.
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 1:43pm
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
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 12:05pm
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
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 12:01pm
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...
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 11:58am
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
Updated date: Feb 19 2014 - 5:11pm
Location: Bella Coola , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 799-5916
Other Telephone: (250) 799-5588
Advocacy Description: Advocacy and support for women and girls who have been victims of violence or who are at risk of violence. An outreach worker can help in many ways including: •Help in connecting with other services...
Updated date: Feb 19 2014 - 5:05pm
Location: Province-wide , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy:
Advocacy Description: Find Service BC Centres in towns and cities across the province on this BC Government map.
Tags: government services
Updated date: Feb 19 2014 - 4:56pm
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
Updated date: Feb 19 2014 - 4:21pm