Online Resources - British Columbia

August 31, 2017
BC Provincial Court and Clicklaw have collaborated to provide you with a curated collection of helpful basics for: Small Claims Court Family Court Criminal Court Each page includes a printable PDF...
Keywords: criminal court, Family, family law, Legal Info (PLEI), small claims court, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources
November 22, 2016
This guide gives an overview of the judicial review process, from preparing and filing your petition and affidavit to representing yourself in court. We include sample documents and the ability to...
Keywords: court, Employment Standards, evictions, judicial review, WCB, workers' compensation, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
August 17, 2016
A BC based website with videos, FAQs, and resources aimed at helping you with Income Assistance, Tenancy, Disability and more.
Keywords: British Columbia, Gateways
March 11, 2016
We offer a newsletter for people to share their life experiences with disabilities or mental illnesses by focusing on their abilities and strengths to reduce stigma and discrimination around all...
Keywords: Disability, self advocacy, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 4, 2016
This project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies...
Keywords: Human Rights, LGBT, LGBTQ, trans rights, British Columbia, General resources
January 25, 2016
The Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC) and the Justice Education Society are pleased to announce the launch of a new online course for tenants, Renting it Right! Designed for first-time...
Keywords: British Columbia, General resources
January 15, 2016
The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors’ services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues.
Keywords: senior's issues, British Columbia, Government information
January 8, 2016
This project aims to map places and resources in Metro Vancouver which may be particularly useful for incoming Syrian refugees and recent immigrants. It is available both online and in print maps.
Keywords: Arabic, Syrian refugees, British Columbia, General resources
October 21, 2015
Self-Advocate Net is an online community for the voice of Self Advocate leaders across BC. It is a place to have a voice, break down stereotypes and encourage positive change in our communities. You...
Keywords: Disability, intellectual disability, British Columbia, General resources
April 23, 2015
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 5, 2014
This is an interactive and searchable map showing broadband internet availability around BC.
Keywords: digital divide, internet, rural, Technology, British Columbia, General resources
June 25, 2014
A new resource for refugee claimants developed by Kinbrace, this guide helps you: learn key refugee legal issues track your refugee claim on the right timeline learn strategies to help prepare for...
Keywords: refugee hearing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Ontario
April 24, 2014
Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women. The tool-kit aims to address some of the identified gaps in...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, aboriginal women, reserve, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
March 14, 2014
"Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities" is a guide on food security. It contains lots of useful information and links to tools and resources to help you reach out to...
Keywords: food security, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
March 5, 2014
If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move to Vancouver, these guides will be helpful. "Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver" features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
February 27, 2014
Livable4All advocates and provides information on the world social movement for Guaranteed Livable Income (also known as Basic Income or Guaranteed Annual Income). Livable4All began in 2003 as...
Keywords: antipoverty, Government Policy, British Columbia, Organizations
February 26, 2014
The Tenancy Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC) has published its Tenant Survival Guide online - it is now available as a Clicklaw Wikibook. In its new online format at Clicklaw, the Tenant...
Keywords: clicklaw, tenancy rights, TRAC, wikibook, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
February 5, 2014
Life on the P List Blog is a British Columbian woman chronicling the issues she deals with while living under the poverty line.
Keywords: Blogs, poverty, British Columbia
February 5, 2014
Shelter Net BC is a network of groups who provide shelters for people in BC. Attached as well is a list of shelters available for women, men and youth in Vancouver (PDF).
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia, General resources
February 3, 2014
The following blogs have daily news stories on homelessness, social housing, the upcoming Olympics and other poverty-related issues in Vancouver and across BC. Check them out to find out what is...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
February 3, 2014
This BC Laws website lists the Court Rules for Small Claims Court under the Court Rules Act and Small Claims Act.
Keywords: small claims court rules, British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
The BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation website has information on employment, welfare, and disability.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Unemployment, Welfare, British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia website allows you to find a Member of the Legislative Assembly, and provides you with their email address, and office phone and fax numbers.
Keywords: British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia. The Stats BC website is a great resource for doing research, since it is provided by the part of the BC government in...
Keywords: statistics, British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
The Canadian online resource has extensive links to BC government web sites.
Keywords: government website links, British Columbia, Gateways, Government information
February 3, 2014
Some of the sessions at the training session for advocates that were held in November 2002 were videotaped are now online through Working TV. The Front Line Advocacy Workers (FLAW) education...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia, Multimedia
February 3, 2014
The Government of BC website links to all government ministries, programs, organizations, and publications.
Keywords: British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
The BC Government Directory is the search page that allows you to search for the addresses, phone and fax numbers for every government office, agency and almost every government employee.
Keywords: British Columbia, Government information
February 3, 2014
This is the second edition of The Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver's popular resource guide. It covers receiving care from agencies and from the Choice in Supports for Independent...
Keywords: care provider, csil program, group home, home care, British Columbia, General resources, Manuals and guides
February 3, 2014
The BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation website publishes current and past BC Employment and Assistance Rate Tables.
Keywords: assistance rates, British Columbia, Government information
January 9, 2014
Canada Without Poverty has compiled Poverty Progress Profiles for each province, which look at the current status of poverty, plan development and implementation or organizational appeals for a plan...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Poverty Strategy, British Columbia, Reports and documents, All of Canada
November 19, 2013
Want to know what is available in Surrey? The Surrey Library has brochures that can help you find low cost and free services in Surrey.
Keywords: free services, low cost services, surrey, British Columbia, General resources
November 7, 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: addiction and recovery services, clothing, financial and legal services, food, health services, recovery, shelter, victim services, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
October 31, 2013
No More Debts is the Credit Counselling Society's website. You can connect with one of their counsellors by phone, in person or through live on-line chat and they can help you with debt management,...
Keywords: bankruptcy, Credit counselling services, debt repayment, financial help, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, Services
September 11, 2013
Self-management BC offers programs across BC to help people dealing with chronic health conditions and their family members. These programs provide information, teach practical skills and give people...
Keywords: chronic health conditions, British Columbia, Programs and courses
September 10, 2013
The Healthy Aboriginal Network creates posters, multimedia and comic books on health and social issues for and with indigenous youth. Check out their YouTube channel to see how they focus group-test...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, health, indigenous, literacy, native youth, wellness, British Columbia, Multimedia
July 18, 2013
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has created the Seniors Care Project where they work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Seniors and Elders, seniors policy, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Multimedia, Reports and documents
July 2, 2013
A Vancouver artist and activist, shares stories and photos of some of the work she has done in the Downtown Eastside for the last 20 years and how the community is changing with gentrification.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Blogs, gentrification, Poorbashing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
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