Online Resources - Factsheets and faqs

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
September 14, 2015
The Canadian Rental Housing Index in an online interactive online map developed by a partnership of non-profit housing organizations and credit unions, which tracks renter income, affordability and...
Keywords: rent, rental housing, Factsheets and FAQs, All of Canada
April 16, 2014
DAWN-RAFH Canada was founded in 1985 following a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of mutual concern. In a society which devalues and often...
Keywords: Disability, Women, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, All of Canada
November 12, 2013
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has launched a new series on consumer protection including credit repair, payday loans and credit reports.
Keywords: credit repair, credit reports, payday loans, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, Ontario
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
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
June 27, 2013
This page contains information for Canadians on planning for retirement on a low income. It includes a toolkit of resources, an update page, and a link to a blog about financial literacy. It takes...
Keywords: Guaranteed Income Supplement, low income senior, retiring, Factsheets and FAQs, Ontario, All of Canada
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: crime, driving, family breakup, work, youth rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Gateways, Manuals and guides
June 25, 2012
The new Family Law Act fully came into force on March 18, 2013. For more information, please see the legislative update provided on the Ministry of Justice website: http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/...
Keywords: family law, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
January 25, 2012
The Disability Alliance of BC (formaly The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities) have some of their most requested publications on self-help, CPP, disability benefits, and health available in...
Keywords: chinese, CPP, developmental disability, HIV/AIDS, Punjabli, self-help, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
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: child protection, Gladue, harvesting rights, reserve, residential school, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Services
May 29, 2011
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre has published a fact sheet (in PDF) for anyone who has been told by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation that they owe them money.
Keywords: Legal Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 25, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) has published many fact sheets that are available for download. Factsheets include topics such as the Safe Street Act, BC Utilities...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Human Rights, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 20, 2011
These fact sheets provide information about several debt and consumer law topics including: unethical immigration consultants, bogus schools and diplomas, credit card debts, sponsorship debts and...
Keywords: Arabic, bogus schools and diplomas, consumer law, credit card debts, debt, fact sheets, newcomers, Persian, sponsorship debts, travel loan for convention refugees, unethical immigration consultants, Vietnamese, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 19, 2011
BC Government - Seniors is the BC Government's website on Seniors. It provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care...
Keywords: elders, Health, health, seniors, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Government information
April 11, 2011
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...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
April 8, 2011
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and...
Keywords: immigrant rights, immigrant rights, Immigrants and Refugees, newcomers, newcomers, refugee reform, refugee reform, refugee rights, refugee rights, Campaigns and initiatives, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
March 10, 2011
The Family Law Information Program (FLIP) is a free online resource designed for adults in Ontario whose relationship with their spouse or partner is breaking down. FLIP provides legal and practical...
Keywords: child custody, divorce, family law, separation, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Ontario
January 11, 2011
A site created by the Government of Ontario provides information and tools to help prevent, identify and act to control bed bug infestations. There is information for tenants, landlords, social...
Keywords: bedbugs, Factsheets and FAQs, Ontario, All of Canada
December 9, 2010
The People's Law School of British Columbia provides free and impartial public legal education to many thousands of British Columbians in all walks of life. They offer free, plain-language booklets...
Keywords: consumer law, criminal law, disability rights, family law, residential tenancy law, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Organizations, Services
October 29, 2010
MOSAIC BC's Multilingolegal.ca is an online multilingual legal resource that aims to provide comprehensive and critical legal information in Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), English,...
Keywords: Arabic, chinese, French, Korean, legal publications, newcomers, Punjabi, settlement workers, Spanish, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides
October 20, 2010
Westcoast LEAF has a site that reviews rights in the workplace and personal relationships for youth. It also reviews sources of rights (government, laws and the justice system) and what we can do if...
Keywords: Children and Youth, employment rights, employment rights, Human Rights, youth justice, youth justice, youth rights, youth rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Research and education
October 7, 2010
BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support educates and raise awareness about elder abuse issues, operate a legal aid clinic for older adults, offers a broad range of services and conducts research on...
Keywords: elder abuse, elder abuse, elder law, elder law clinic, elder research, senior's advocacy, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Gateways, Services
June 22, 2010
As of June 1, 2010, people with outstanding warrants may be cut off, or ineligible for, welfare in BC until they take steps to deal with the outstanding warrant. This is a detailed summary of the...
Keywords: outstanding warrants, warrants, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
March 16, 2010
The social justice initiatives of the BC Teachers' Federation focus on poverty, child and youth issues, race relations, gender equity, homophobia and heterosexism, bullying, environmental issues,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, LGBTQ, Poverty Research, social justice, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Factsheets and FAQs
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
September 2, 2009
A National CCPA report on how the recession is affecting women living in poverty.
Keywords: Poverty Research, recession, Women, women's poverty, Factsheets and FAQs, 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
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