Online Resources - British columbia

March 16, 2010
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation has put together a Research Report looking at the structural causes of poverty and how it affects children.
Keywords: Education, Poverty Research, British Columbia, Reports and documents
March 2, 2010
The Ombudsperson receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public agencies. While not an advocate, the Ombudsperson can conduct impartial and confidential...
Keywords: complaints, Government Policy, ombudsman, public agency, British Columbia, Government information
February 18, 2010
Support Worker Central is an online database designed to match individuals, families and agencies with support workers in their communities.
Keywords: family support, people with disabilities, support workers, British Columbia, Directories, Organizations
February 11, 2010
The Media Co-op is a coast-to-coast network of local Media Cooperatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic coverage. Keep up to date on what is happening on the streets of Vancouver with...
Keywords: independent media, Media, British Columbia, Multimedia
February 4, 2010
Inland Refugee Society (IRS) is a non-profit, non-governmental agency dedicated specifically to assisting families and individuals seeking refugee protection in Canada.
Keywords: emergency housing, food bank, refugee claimant services, British Columbia, Organizations
December 22, 2009
The Clicklaw HelpMap lists free or low-cost services who can help with legal problems within British Columbia.
Keywords: British Columbia, Directories
December 22, 2009
“Their Spirits Live Within Us”: Annual Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women The February 14th Women’s Memorial March is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our...
Keywords: Indigenous, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
December 15, 2009
This is a report on 23 community mapping sessions that the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) held with about 200 low-income residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood (See...
Keywords: Carnegie Community Centre, community mapping, Downtown Eastside, British Columbia, Multimedia, Reports and documents
December 9, 2009
By official estimates, three hundred people live and sleep on the streets of Nanaimo, British Columbia. On any given day, a percentage of these people are barred from a 40-block area of the city core...
Keywords: Art and Culture, homelessnes, Homelessness, Nanaimo, poetry, Books, British Columbia
November 26, 2009
'We Can End All Violence against Women' ('We Can' for short) is an international campaign that seeks to end gender-based violence. They are building a broad social movement that challenges and...
Keywords: Violence, violence against women, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 18, 2009
Murray Siple's excellent feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North...
Keywords: binners, Disability, film, Homelessness, Media, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Multimedia
November 16, 2009
Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society is a volunteer led organization that works to mobilize the Comox Valley community to eliminate homelessness over the next few years. They run the CARE-A-...
Keywords: addictions, at-risk, Health, health, Homelessness, homelessness, Mental Health, mental health, British Columbia, Organizations
October 30, 2009
The Seniors Service Society has a directory of services for seniors in the New Westminister area, including health services, stores with seniors discounts, home support, housing, benefits and more.
Keywords: senior services, British Columbia, Directories
October 20, 2009
The Justice Education Society has programs and resources aimed at making the justice system more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, legal education, legal education, Legal Research, self help tools, British Columbia, Organizations, Programs and courses
October 20, 2009
Justice information, news and resources for British Columbians including consumer and debt, aboriginal justice and family law information.
Keywords: legal education, Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia, Gateways
October 19, 2009
The Legal Services Society has published a fact sheet that explains the serious consequences of being convicted of welfare fraud (either a ban from receiving welfare for one or two years, or even a...
Keywords: welfare fraud, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
October 19, 2009
These LSS fact sheets outline the consequences that arise for clients beyond the criminal implications of a conviction. Each title has a companion piece for the client. The fact sheets are good for...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Legal Research, Welfare, welfare fraud, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
October 19, 2009
The Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy has updated shelter listings for the Metro Vancouver area.
Keywords: emergency shelters, shelter directory, shelter list, British Columbia, Directories
October 19, 2009
The BC Housing website has an online directory of Transition Houses in communities in BC. The listings have telephone numbers, crisis line numbers and email addresses.
Keywords: transition housing, transition housing listings, violence against women, women fleeing abuse, British Columbia, Directories
October 19, 2009
The BC Ministry of Health has a list of useful links for aboriginal women, immigrants, victims of violence, and more.
Keywords: women's services, British Columbia, Directories
October 19, 2009
Housing Listings is a resource directory put together by BC Housing that provides maps and addresses of subsidized housing developments for families, seniors and people with disabilities across the...
Keywords: housing listings, social housing, subsidized housing, British Columbia, Directories
July 31, 2009
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is a registered non-profit organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
July 4, 2009
This resource guide put out by TRAC is useful for tenants who are renting condos. It lays out the roles and responsibilities of tenants and landlords in strata properties. (Updated 2012 version)
Keywords: Housing, strata, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, General resources
June 19, 2009
YouthCO is a youth-driven organization that works within the HIV and HepC movement through peer education, support, and shared leadership. The organization works in youth communities most affected...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Health, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, peer education, peer support, youth-driven, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
April 21, 2009
Clicklaw is a website aimed at enhancing access to justice in British Columbia. It features legal information and education, but it is not a site of laws. Instead, Clicklaw features legal information...
Keywords: abuse, court, family law, family violence, legal problems, wills, British Columbia, Gateways
March 25, 2009
TRAC Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre is an educational charity that provides information about residential tenancy law in BC. They deliver this information through their website, multilingual...
Keywords: residential tenancy law, British Columbia, General resources
March 25, 2009
HealthLink BC is a website and has a phone line (8-1-1) where BC and Yukon residents can access non-emergency health information and services. On the website you can learn about health topics and...
Keywords: nutrition, pharmacist, British Columbia, General resources, Yukon
February 25, 2009
MOSAIC's guide A Guide to Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications (H&C) for refugee claimants in Canada. Note that other languages are available on the MOSAIC website.
Keywords: refugee claim, British Columbia, General resources, All of Canada
February 25, 2009
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. They...
Keywords: child protection, criminal justice, family law, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), multilingual, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
February 1, 2009
What is Admininstrative Law? All levels of government make laws and regulations that affect us every day. For example, the municipal government makes laws about whether a certain type of business can...
Keywords: admin law, dispute resolution, hearing, regulatory agency, self-help, tribunal, British Columbia, General resources
January 9, 2009
BC Laws provides free public access to the current laws of British Columbia. This unofficial current consolidation of BC Statutes and Regulations is updated continually as new and amended laws come...
Keywords: Legal Research, British Columbia, General resources
October 16, 2008
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) carries out scholarly research, writing and analysis for law reform, collaborating with government and other entities, and providing materials and support...
Keywords: elder law, law reform, Legal Research, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, General resources
September 28, 2008
BCPIAC had a factsheet for advocates dealing with alleged welfare overpayments from the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development.
Keywords: advocacy, Welfare, welfare overpayment, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
September 27, 2008
The Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) program is a form of individualized funding whereby the consumer is given money to hire home support staff and manage their own care. This manual...
Keywords: assisted living, csil program, Disability, group home, home care, British Columbia, General resources
July 13, 2008
Legal Help for British Columbians is a resource for non-legal professionals in BC who have clients with legal problems and little money to deal with them. It can help you in guiding someone in taking...
Keywords: charged with a crime, child support, complaint about police, consumer rights, disability benefits, human rights, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, pardon, record suspension, rural bc, rural bc, self-help, separation, suing someone, welfare, wills, British Columbia, General resources, Manuals and guides
June 9, 2008
Kelowna Community Resources is a searchable online database of community resources from across the central Okanagan.
Keywords: British Columbia, General resources
June 9, 2008
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a non-profit organization, established in 1989 by and for families committed to future planning and securing a good life for their relative with a...
Keywords: caregivers advocacy, estates, RDSP, wills, British Columbia, General resources, Programs and courses, All of Canada
November 8, 2005
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/small_claims_court.htm - this website lists the rules of order and the regulations of the BC Small Claims Court.
Keywords: British Columbia, General resources