June 11, 2013
The Downtown Eastside Resource Guide by the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre was created for the ease of locating resources by/for consumers and service providers. Any edits, additions, deletions,...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 10, 2013
A blog written by a former writer, illustrator and graphic designer, now living rough in Vancouver. He blogs about binning, bicycles, computers, anime, his experience as a homeless person,...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
April 24, 2013
Downtown East newspaper was founded in March 2013 as a news source for low-income communities struggles for social justice on unceded Coast Salish territory, Downtown Eastside Vancouver.
Keywords: Downtown Eastside, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 4, 2013
JP Boyd on Family Law, a family law wikibook by Clicklaw, provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia.
Keywords: Family, family law, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
March 28, 2013
In April 2011, the BCCPD formed the Disability Without Poverty Network with the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL), Canadian Mental Health Association - BC and Yukon Division (CMHA), Social...
Keywords: Disability, persons with disability, PWD, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 28, 2013
The Vancouver Renters Union is a member-driven organization open to all individual renters that aims to organize all Metro Vancouver renters into a union capable of determining housing rights, rents...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 7, 2013
The Survival Manual is a list of resources and agencies to assist those who are struggling with illness, homelessness, hunger and/or addiction or people looking for ways they can contribute to their...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, addiction, at risk youth, Children and Youth, social services, British Columbia, Directories, Manuals and guides
March 6, 2013
Metro Vancouver's only Native youth program-providing organization, they work to empower Native youth through their 21 programs which include education & training, personal support, live-in...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, native youth, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
March 1, 2013
Blog for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.
Keywords: Blogs, coalition, British Columbia
February 26, 2013
The Tyee, has an excellent riding-by-riding map for election issues and action. You can click on a riding for candidate info, fast facts and related Tyee reporting.
Keywords: elections, Government Policy, British Columbia, Multimedia
January 31, 2013
The Social Housing Coalition is a non-partisan, volunteer coalition spanning Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and reaching out to the rest of British Columbia. We are a grassroots coalition...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, social housing, British Columbia, Organizations
November 22, 2012
The BC Teachers' Union has a page of resources related to poverty, students and education.
Keywords: Education, students and poverty, British Columbia, General resources
November 21, 2012
Updated directory of shelters in Metro Vancouver including an interactive shelter map.
Keywords: Homelessness, shelter directory, shelter list, shelter map, British Columbia, Directories
September 18, 2012
The Richmond Rental Connect website was created by the Richmond Poverty Response Committee, to build a “made in Richmond” solution to the housing crunch by providing resources, and by connecting...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, landlords, rent, rental, Richmond, tenants, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, General resources
July 11, 2012
This website addresses the legal needs of youth by providing information about their legal rights. The site helps youth understand how laws apply to them and where they can get help. Topics include:...
Keywords: Children and Youth, crime, driving, family breakup, Legal Info (PLEI), work, youth rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Gateways, Manuals and guides
June 25, 2012
The Ministry of Justice has announced that the new Family Law Act will come fully into force on March 18, 2013. As the new Act is not yet in full force, the current Family Relations Act continues to...
Keywords: Family, family law, Violence, Women, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 24, 2012
The Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC) is a group of community volunteers representing the faith community, community organizations, local social services, and members of the public –...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia, Organizations
May 24, 2012
The Richmond Low Income Resource Directory has a full list of services for low income people in Richmond.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Directories
May 23, 2012
Access Williams Lake and Area is a free, regularly updated directory connecting residents of Williams Lake with a wide variety of resources including advocacy, crisis services, health, disability,...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Williams Lake, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Directories
April 24, 2012
Explains who is eligible for welfare, how to apply for welfare, what benefits are available, your responsibilities while on welfare, how to appeal a decision about your benefits, and how to get more...
Keywords: how to apply for welfare, Welfare, welfare appeal, welfare overpayment, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
March 21, 2012
The federal and provincial government offer programs that can help you repay your Canada-B.C. integrated student loans. Some are debt management programs designed for people having difficulty making...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, debt relief, Education, student loans, British Columbia, Government information
March 15, 2012
Legal Help for British Columbians is a guide for non-legal professionals in British Columbia to learn where to direct clients when legal problems occur. It can also be used directly by those seeking...
Keywords: Legal Assistance, legal help, Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia, Directories
March 6, 2012
This website is a portal, or clearinghouse, of Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) resources and information for those who are working with and for the migrant workers in the Province of...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), migrant workers, migrant workers, PLEI, PLEI, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Gateways
February 28, 2012
Sources Community Resource Centres is a community-based non-profit agency dedicated to supporting the needs of children, youth and families, persons with disabilities, and seniors that reside...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Family, Women, British Columbia, Organizations
February 17, 2012
The goals of the Portal include collaboration, open communication and the sharing of experiences, tools & resources including key documents such as policies, plans, etc. created by First Nations...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, British Columbia, Gateways
January 25, 2012
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities now have some of their most requested publications on self-help, CPP, disability benefits, and health available in Traditional Chinese and Punjabi.
Keywords: chinese, CPP, developmental disability, Disability, Health, HIV/AIDS, Punjabli, self-help, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
January 17, 2012
COSCO is the largest federation of seniors' organizations in the Province of British Columbia, representing seniors for over 50 years. COSCO directors and members collaborate with others in a common...
Keywords: elder advocacy, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Organizations
November 7, 2011
The Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch has launched a public education campaign for additional legal aid funding in BC, called We Need Legal Aid. The campaign’s website features information and...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 4, 2011
Do you identify yourself as an Aboriginal person? Do you help people who do? This site has information and publications about the issues that are important to Aboriginal people and the help that...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, child protection, harvesting rights, Legal Info (PLEI), reserve, residential school, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Services
October 31, 2011
The mission of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia is to promote access to justice in British Columbia by providing and fostering quality pro bono legal services for people and non-profit...
Keywords: lawyers, legal, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, pro bono, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Organizations, Services
July 12, 2011
Small claims court is a court of law that has been designed to meet your needs as a user of the court. It’s meant to be a “do-it-yourself” kind of court, where ordinary people can handle their own...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), Small claims, small claims court, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
July 12, 2011
AdminLawBC.ca A Guide to Administrative Law in BC What is Administrative Law? All levels of government make laws and regulations that affect us every day. For example, the municipal government makes...
Keywords: administrative law, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, poverty law, tribunal, British Columbia, Government information, Manuals and guides
June 13, 2011
Legal Services Society Aboriginal section is dedicated to issues important to Aboriginal people. It provides legal information and resources, and community news. It also links to people who can help...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance, British Columbia, General resources, Manuals and guides, Research and education
June 1, 2011
The Transgender Heath Program was launched by Vancouver Coastal Health to improve the transgender community's access to quality health and social care. Thier site has a range of online resources: a...
Keywords: Health, LGBTQ, British Columbia, Government information
June 1, 2011
Frances Bula, a former Vancouver Sun reporter, writes the State of Vancouver blog. The blog has stories and opinion pieces on city politics, the Downtown Eastside, homelessness and other Vancouver...
Keywords: Blogs, Media, British Columbia
June 1, 2011
There is nothing inevitable about poverty. If we commit to a bold plan, a dramatic reduction in poverty and homelessness within a few short years is a perfectly achievable goal.
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 1, 2011
Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy the paper for 50 cents and sell the magazine to customers by donation. All money from the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, British Columbia, General resources
June 1, 2011
The Lead-Up brings you commentary on the issues that will – or should – define the 2009 provincial election.
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, British Columbia
June 1, 2011
The website of Homelessness Action Week, organized in Metro Vancouver by the Regional Steering Community on Homelessness. The website has news, resources, and information on homelessness and how to...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Yukon
June 1, 2011
Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is comprised of people from a variety of government bodies, social service agencies, faith communities and policing departments as well as concerned private...
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, British Columbia, Organizations