British Columbia - Family

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
The Georgia Straight has published an open letter from First Call BC to BC Premiere Christy Clark and BC Minister for Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux. The letter responds to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre is assisting a Lower Mainland woman who wants a B.C. Supreme Court judge to overturn a B.C. Legal Services Society decision denying her legal aid. The case...
Keywords: Family, British Columbia
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published its report, "Working for a Living Wage 2014: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver." The report finds that the living...
Keywords: Family, British Columbia, All of Canada
Squamish officials backed a call for a $10-a-day B.C. child care program that would come with a $1.5 billion annual price tag. Last week, the District of Squamish became the 26th municipality to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
West Coast LEAF has proposed two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia. The first recommendation is a pilot project with lawyers working in community agencies so...
Keywords: Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, British Columbia
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published an article on their Policy Note blog entitled, "What you need to know about BC Budget 2014." It notes that despite a significantly weak...
Keywords: Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
Acorn Canada, a community organization made up low and middle income families, is seeking a meeting with Minister Rich Coleman. They have written a letter outlining steps they are asking the Minister...
Keywords: Family, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
"It is shameful that in our wealthy province we no longer have resources available which would give real help to parties in this situation," wrote B.C. Supreme Court Justice Loryl Russell in a...
Keywords: Family, Legal Aid, Women, British Columbia
There are two sides to the debate over child poverty in British Columbia. According to the well-funded researchers at the Fraser Institute, the problem is exaggerated, but despite attempts such as...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia
The CCPA blog Policy Note posed the question, "HST referendum: was the vote split along income lines?" in a recent post. Be sure to check out the comments, and the Vancouver Sun article quoted by...
Keywords: Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
The YWCA is seeing a growing number of mothers without legal status, many of whom have fled their relationships because of abuse. While trying to rebuild their lives and still adapting to a new...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, family law, family law, Immigrants and Refugees, immigration law, immigration law, immigration status, immigration status, Legal Info (PLEI), mothers, mothers, non-status, non-status, service providers, service providers, sponsorship, sponsorship, Women, British Columbia
RuralBC is a website put together by the BC government intended to meet the needs of rural communities. There is a map that allows you find services and resources in your region.
Keywords: Education, Family, government services, Health, rural communities, services map, Unemployment, British Columbia
Two earners in a family of four must each make at least $18 an hour to afford basic rent, food, childcare and transportation in metro Vancouver, according to a report by CCPA. New Westminister...
Keywords: Family, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
A new study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that today's poor and middle class families in BC are in worse financial shape than their parents’ generation. The study...
Keywords: Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia
PIVOT Legal Society has released a report, Broken Promises: Parents Speak out About B.C.’s Child Welfare System (in PDF), that finds children are all too often apprehended as the first form of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, British Columbia
Code Blue for Child Care, a national campaign to protect child care is accusing the Conservative government of abandoning child care. Code Blue has issued Harper and his government an "F" in three...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Organizing, British Columbia, All of Canada
The latest issue of the newsletter of the B.C. Institute Against Family Violence focuses on the connection between family violence and homelessness from a variety of communities - women, youth,...
Keywords: Family, Homelessness, Violence, British Columbia
"My kids are supposed to grow up healthy yet I can't even afford to buy them food." A report by the Community Nutritionists Council of BC and Dietitians of Canada - BC Region, a low income family...
Keywords: Family, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC has produced a report on child and family poverty in BC for the B.C. Federation of Labour. The report A Path to Poverty: A Review of Child and Family...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia