Contact List

Scope of Service

Advocates provide free legal information, advocacy, and representation to low-income people in the community.

Poverty Law Matters Covered:

  • Income Security, income assistance
  • Tenancy Issues: Residential Tenancy Agreement (RTA) and non-RTA issues including mobile homes, Co-ops, shared accommodation, and room rentals
  • Persons with Disability (PWD) and CPP-Disability (CPP-D)
  • Employment Law: EI, ESB
  • Old Age Security 
  • Debt and Consumer Law 
  • Workers’ Rights  
  • Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) assistance on co-op, non-RTA housing, and small claims.

Does not cover strata, ICBC/motor vehicle, and personal injury matters.

  • Aboriginal Law issues including Indian status applications, health benefits, band membership applications, housing, and income security
  • Other areas of law will be considered when those issues are connected with poverty law matters and when not covered by legal aid.
  •  Family Law Information and referral only

OrganizationAddressTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
Active Support Against Poverty (ASAP)1188 6th Ave. Prince George BC V2L 3M6 V2L250-563-6112JasonLottjason@asaphs.com
JodyMorrisonjody@asaphs.com
Archway Community Services2420 Montrose Ave. Abbotsford BC V2S 3S9

604-859-7681IlenaCandianiIlena.Candiani@archway.ca
8937 School St. Chilliwack, BC V2P 4L5604-702-2907KimDonaldsonkim.donaldson@archway.ca
Burnaby Community Services Society2055 Rosser Ave. Burnaby BC V5C 0H1604-292-3904JesseVis-DunbarJesse@bbyservices.ca
Chimo Community Services Society120 – 7000 Minoru Blvd. Richmond BC V6Y 3Z5604-279-7077KaramjitJagdeokjagdeo@chimoservices.com
LukeLinllin@chimoservices.com
Community Connections Society of Southeast BC209A – 16th Ave. N Cranbrook BC V1C 5S8250-426-4293NoelleGoodfellowekadvocate@ccssebc.com
Contact Women’s Group SocietyBOX 4094 Williams Lake BC V2G 2V2250-392-4118MatthewGranlundadvocacy@womenscontact.org
DianaLowed.lowe@womenscontact.org
Cowichan Women Against Violence Society246 Evans St., Duncan, V9L 1P8250-748-7000
ext. 119
LiaVersaevelLversaevel@cwav.org
Dze L K’ant Friendship Center1188 Main St. PO Box 2920 Smithers BC V0J 2N0250-847-5211MarkBridgemanlegal.advocacy@dzelkant.com
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver402 E Columbia St. New Westminster BC V3L 3X1604-520-1166JasmineJohaljasmine.johal@elizabethfry.com
First United Church Community Ministry Society320 E Hastings St. Vancouver BC V6A 1P4604-251-3323
DidiDufresneddufresne@firstunited.ca
SoniaMarinosmarino@firstunited.ca
Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society5012 49th Ave. PO Box 1266 Fort Nelson BC V0C 1R0250-774-2993ChristinePearcelegaladvocate.fnafs@northwestel.net
Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society10051 100th Ave. Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7250-787-1121MelodyBlaneypovertylaw@fsjwrs.ca
Haida Gwaii Legal Project SocietyBox 160 227 HWY 16 Queen Charlotte BC V0T 1S0250-559-9042BevCollinsonhglegal@haidagwaii.net
HaileyChapmanhglegal@haidagwaii.net
TraciMurphyacceptanceandpeace1@gmail.com
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society827 Seymour St. Kamloops BC V2C 2H6250-376-7878ErikNelsonadvocate@kamloopsefry.com
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society442 Leon Ave. Kelowna BC V1Y 6J3250-763-4905
ext. 235
YolondaBeaudryadvocate@kfs.bc.ca
Kitimat Community Development Centre1515 Kingfisher Ave Kitimat BC V8C 1S5 V8C 1S5250-639-6003MichelleMcGregormmcgregor@kitimatcdc.ca
Langley Community Services Society5339 207th St. Langley BC V3A 2E6604-533-7989
ext. 1206
NatashaCornwallacencornwallace@lcss.ca
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services22718 Lougheed HWY Maple Ridge BC V2X 2V6604-467-6911
ext. 1210
CharlotteKingsburyckingsbury@comservice.bc.ca
JuliaBradleyjbradley@comservice.bc.ca
Nelson Cares Society521 Vernon St. Nelson BC V1L 4E9250-352-5777AmyTayloradvocacycentre@nelsoncares.ca
BeckieQuirkbquirk@nelsoncares.ca
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society2 – 2025 Granite Ave., Box 819 Merritt BC V1K 1B8 250-378-9632AndreeHarleyandreeh@uniserve.com
North Shore Community Resources Society201 – 935 Marine Drive
N Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3
604-985-7138SharelAkizukisharel.akizuki@nscr.bc.ca
TannisBoxertannis.boxer@nscr.bc.ca
Okanagan Advocacy and Resource Society102 – 3301 24th Ave. Vernon BC V1T 9S8250-542-3555PatriciaLakestishlakes@okadvocate.ca
Opportunities Career Services Society101 – 300 St. Ann’s Rd. Campbell River BC V9W 4C6250-286-3436HeatherBrownhillheather@cradvocacy.ca
Penticton and Area Access Society209-304 Martin St. Penticton BC V2A 5K4250-493-6822GloryMacIntyreadvocate@accesscentre.org
KeleahStrackpovertylaw@accesscentre.org
Port Alberni Friendship Center3555 4th Ave. Port Alberni BC V9Y 4H3250-723-8281SteveMuisesmuise@pafriendshipcenter.com
Powell River Community Services Association209 – 6975 Alberni St. Powell River BC V8A 2B8604-485-0950JoycePerceypovertylaw@telus.net
Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society869 Fraser St. Prince Rupert BC V8J 1R1250-627-8776PaulLagaceadvocate.pruac@citywest.ca
Quesnel Tillicum Society319 N Fraser Drive Quesnel BC V2J 1Y9250-992-8347KateMullinkatie.mullin@qnfc.bc.ca
Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre SocietySte 145A – 8950 Granville St.
PO Box 2041 Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0
250-902-0552ThomasKervinpovswfc@telus.net
Sea to Sky Community Services SocietyBox 949 38024 Fourth Ave Squamish BC V8B 0A7604-892-5796PeterYatespeter.yates@sscs.ca
SHARE Family and Community Services104 – 3020 Lincoln Ave. Coquitlam BC V3B 6B4604-937-6982HeatherStaceyHeather.stacey@sharesociety.ca
Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society681 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm BC V1E 2W7250-832-2170ConnorMounceconnor_mounce@familyresource.bc.ca
GudrunMalmqvistgudrun_malmqvist@familyresource.bc.ca
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella Coola (SHED)P.O. Box 309 Bella Coola BC V0T 1C0250-799-0044AnneFletcherafletcher13@gmail.com
Society of Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy (SEIA) 114 – 285 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2250-753-2321CharlotteBaratcharlotte@seia.ca
DonMcConnelldon@seia.ca
HarrietMansonncaa5@shaw.ca
JudyStorness-Kressncaa7@shaw.ca
Sources Community Resources Society15318 20th Ave Surrey BC V4N 3L2778-565-3638BenThindbthind@sourcesbc.ca
South Peace Community Resources SocietyPO Box 713 10110-13th St. Dawson Creek BC V1G 4H7250-782-9174
ext. 242
TaylorCarchediLegalAdvocate@spcrs.ca
Sunshine Coast Resource Centre Society2 – 5520 Trail Ave. Sechelt BC V0N 3A0604-989-4945KenCarsonadvocate@resourcecentre.ca
Terrace and District Community Services Society3219 Eby St. Terrace BC V8G 4R3250-635-3178ShirleyGrayshirleygray@tdcss.ca
Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)828 View St. Victoria BC V8W 1K2250-361-3521EmilyRogerserogers@tapsbc.ca
HannahMang -Wooleyhannah@tapsbc.ca
MadysonPowellmpowell@tapsbc.ca
MeganBillingsmbillings@tapsbc.ca
TheaMcDonaghtadvocate@tapsbc.ca
Trail FAIR Society2079 Columbia Ave Trail BC V1R 1k7250 364 2326
ext. 235
NaomiBainNBain@trailfair.ca
Upper Skeena Counselling and Legal Assistance Society4305 Field St. Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0250-842-5218LauriePaulinadvocate@usclas.com
Wachiay Friendship Centre1625 McPhee Ave Courtenay BC V9N 3A9778-225-0306ShaneColcloughshane.c@wachiay.org

Scope of Service

Advocates provide free legal information, advocacy, and assistance to low-income people in the community.

Family Law Matters Covered:

  • Guardianship and Parenting Time
  • Parental Responsibilities
  • Assistance with Separation Agreements not drafting agreements but discussing clients’ rights and obligations and the importance of getting independent legal advice
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce
  • Protection Orders
  • Mobility/Relocation
  • Child Protection
  • Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP)
  • Property, Debts up to 20k, emergency asset restraint
  • Other areas of law will be considered when those issues are connected with family law matters and when not covered by legal aid.
  • Matrimonial Property On Reserve Information and referral only

OrganizationAddressTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
Archway Community Services2420 Montrose Ave. Abbotsford BC V2S 3S9604-743-0694FrancesDe BeirFrances.Debeir@archway.ca
Chilliwack Community Services45938 Wellington Ave. Chilliwack BC V2P 2C7604-793-7208RobertLeComtelecomter@comserv.bc.ca
Chimo Community Services Society120 – 7000 Minoru Blvd. Richmond BC V6Y 3Z5604-279-7077PamSidhupsidhu@chimoservices.com
Community Connections Society of Southeast BC209A – 16th Ave. N Cranbrook BC V1C 5S8250-464-0474DeniseStewartfladvocatecranbrook@ccssebc.com
250-426-2976GaryEiselefladvocatecreston@ccssebc.com
Contact Women’s Group SocietyPO Box 4094 – 51 A 4th Ave S. Williams Lake BC V2G 2V2250-392-4118EvelynForstere.forster@womenscontact.org
Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society10051 100th Ave. Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7250-787-1121TelithaNielsenfamilylaw@fsjwrs.ca
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society827 Seymour St. Kamloops BC V2C 2H6250-374-2119TatianaSarkatatiana@kamloopsefry.com
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society442 Leon Ave. Kelowna BC V1Y 6J3250-763-4905
ext. 202
DebraApperleyfamilylaw@kfs.bc.ca
M.O.S.A.I.C.5575 Boundary Rd. Vancouver BC V5R 2P9604-254-9626NeginSaberinsaberi@mosaicbc.org
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services22718 Lougheed HWY Maple Ridge BC V2X 2V6604-467-6911
Ext. 1902
SimonaPanevskaSPanevska@comservice.bc.ca
Nelson Cares Society521 Vernon St. Nelson BC V1L 4E9250-352-5777ZoéLangloiszoe@nelsoncares.ca
North Shore Community Resources SocietyCapilano Mall Suite 201 – 935 Marine Drive N Vancouver BC V7P 1S3604-985-7138SusanHartsusan.hart@nscr.ca
Opportunities Career Services Society101 – 300 St Ann’s Rd. Campbell River BC V9W 4C6250-286-3436SarahCallandersarah@cradvocacy.ca
Penticton and Area Access Society209 – 304 Martin St. Penticton BC V2A 5K4250-493-6822DaveDesautelslegaladvocate@accesscentre.org
Port Alberni Friendship Center3555 4th Ave. Port Alberni BC V9Y 4H3250-723-8281
ext. 223
TrudyWaletwale@pafriendshipcenter.com
Prince George Native Friendship Centre1600 3rd Ave. Prince George BC V2L 3G6250-564-3568PirieMacDonaldlawadvocate@pgnfc.com
Quesnel Tillicum Society319 N Fraser Drive Quesnel BC V2J 1Y9250-992-8347TerriCampbellterri.campbell@qnfc.bc.ca
SHARE Family and Community Services104 – 3020 Lincoln Ave. Coquitlam BC V3B 6B4604-540-9161
ext. 207
HilaryNytehilary.nyte@sharesociety.ca
Sources Community Resources Society106, 13771 72A Ave. Surrey BC V3W 9C6778-565-3638AlishaDewjiadewji@sourcesbc.ca
GurjitPawargpawar@sourcesbc.ca
15318 20th Ave Surrey BC V4N 3L2Ext. 1902RupiSahotarsahota@sourcesbc.ca
Terrace and District Community Services Society200 – 3219 Eby St. Terrace BC V8G 4R3250-635-3178EvanGrannaryevangrannary@tdcss.ca
University of Victoria – Law Centre225 – 850 Burdett Ave. Victoria BC V8W 0C7250-385-1221BrittanyGoudbrittany.goud@thelawcentre.ca
Wachiay Friendship Centre Society1625 McPhee Ave. Courtenay BC V9N 3A6778-225-0310KarlaRymer-Keilkarla@wachiay.com
LeslieTaylorLeslie.t@wachiay.org

OrganizationAddressTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
Archway – Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)
Specialty: Farm Workers
205 – 12725 80th Ave., Surrey BC V3W 3A6604-596-7722
ext. 134
RickyBhadeshricky.bhadesh@archway.ca
2420 Montrose AveAbbotsford, BC V2S 3S9778-808-8883ClaudiaStoehrclaudia.stoehr@archway.ca
604-859-7681
Ext. 315
SarbjitGillsarbjit.gill@archway.ca
604-859-7681
Ext. 307
GurcharanDhillonGurcharan.Dhillon@Archway.ca
Atira Women’s Resource Society
Specialty: Legal advocacy for women in the Downtown Eastside
201 – 190 Alexander St. Vancouver BC V6A 1B5604-331-1407AmberPrinceamber_prince@atira.bc.ca
Battered Women’s Support Services
Specialty: Family law advocacy for battered women
PO Box 21503 1424 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC Canada V5L 5G2604-687-1868
ext. 311
MayraAlbuquerque Munozmayra@bwss.org
Disability Alliance BC Society (DABC)
Specialty: Disability Law
204 – 456 W Broadway Vancouver BC V5Y 1R3604-872-1278AnnetteMurrayadvocate@disabilityalliancebc.org
AshleySilcockashley@disabilityalliancebc.org
CeliaArrudacelia@disabilityalliancebc.org
LillianWonglillian@disabilityalliancebc.org
ShararehSaremiSharareh@disabilityalliancebc.org
FayShirkoohifay@disabilityalliancebc.org
Immigrant Services Society of BC
Specialty: Immigration and Refugee Law
2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver BC V5N 4L2778-222-7568TienTrantien.tran@issbc.org
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
Specialty: Advocacy for Indigenous People
101 – 148 Alexander St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5
604-822-1331GloriaCardinalcardinal@allard.ubc.ca
Kettle Friendship Society
Specialty: Mental Health – Poverty Law, Mental Health – Child Protection
1725 Venables St. Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3604-253-0669CarolGuerracguerra@thekettle.ca
ScottWatersswaters@thekettle.ca
604-253-7922PollyRobinsonprobinson@thekettle.ca
M.O.S.A.I.C.
Specialty: Immigration and Poverty Law
5575 Boundary Rd. Vancouver BC V5R 2P9604-254-9626BenjaminLow-Beerbenjaminl@mosaicbc.org
MiriamJurigovamjurigova@mosaicbc.com
Migrant Workers Centre BC Society
Specialty: Live-in Caregivers and Migrant Workers
620 Leon Ave. Kelowna BC V1Y 9T2778-392-7905JorgeSillerjorge@mwcbc.ca
302-119 W Pender St. Vancouver BC V6B 1S5604-669-4482LizaGueveraliza@wcdwa.ca
MPA – Motivation, Power & Achievement Society
Specialty: Criminal Law
122 Powell St. Vancouver BC V6A 1G1604-738-2811AlynnBarclay
MonicaSinghmsingh@mpa-society.org
EdWaiteewaite@mpa-society.org
MarinaVaysmanMvaysman@mpa-society.org
Multiple Sclerosis Society, BC & Yukon Division
Specialty: Services for clients with MS
1103 – 4720 Kingsway Burnaby BC V5H 4N2604-602-3236SohrabRezaeiSohrab.Rezaei@mssociety.ca
Seniors First BC Society
Specialty: Elder Law
150 -900 Howe St. Vancouver BC V6Z 2M4604-688-1927
LasseHvitvedlhvitved@seniorsfirstbc.ca
Society for Children and Youth of BC
Specialty: Children and Youth
303 – 1720 Grant St. Vancouver BC V5L 2Y7778-657-5544AlyssaCollinsAlyssa@scyofbc.org
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Society (TRAC)
Specialty: Housing
208 – 698 Seymour St. Vancouver BC V6B 3K6604-255-3099EmmaLazoemma@tenants.bc.ca
MichelleBedamichelle@tenants.bc.ca
LornaArmstronglorna@tenants.bc.ca
RobertPattersonrobert@tenants.bc.ca
Watari
Specialty: Criminal Law
200 – 678 E Hastings St. Vancouver BC V6A 1R1604-254-6995AndrewDruryandrew.drury@gov.bc.ca

 Scope of Service

Lawyers and advocate(s) provide free poverty law services through an integrated network of legal clinics.

Poverty Law Matters Covered:

  • Income Assistance
  • Tenancy Issues: Residential Tenancy Agreement (RTA) and non-RTA issues including mobile homes, Co-ops, shared accommodation, and room rentals
  • Persons with Disability (PWD) and CPP-Disability (CPP-D)
  • Employment Law: EI, ESB
  • Aboriginal Law issues including Indian status applications, health benefits, band membership applications, housing, and income security
  • Other areas of law will be considered when those issues are connected with poverty law matters and when not covered by legal aid.

Clinic Name & OrganizationTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard Schoo of Law, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
Specialty: Advocacy for Indigenous People
Student Clinic
604-822-1311Patricia MBarkaskasiclc@allard.ubc.ca
Child and Youth Legal Centre
The Society for Children and Youth of BC
Specialty: Children and Youth
778-657-5544
1-877-462-0037
SuzetteNarbonnecylc@scyofbc.org
Elder Law Clinic
Seniors First BC Society
Specialty: Elder Law
604-688-1927GordonMarshalljgmarshall@seniorsfirstbc.ca
Environmental Law Centre Clinic
Environmental Law Centre Society (University of Victoria)
Specialty: Environmental Law
250-721-8188CalvinSandbornelc@uvic.ca
Law Students’ Legal Advice Program
Greater Vancouver Law Students Legal Advice Program
Student Clinic
604-822-5791ChrisHeslingacivil.sl@lslap.bc.ca
Poverty Law Clinic
Active Support Against Poverty
510-548-7070DawanaSt. Germaindawana@asaphs.com
Poverty Law Clinic
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society
250-376-7878OdetteDempsey-Caputoodette@kamloopsefry.com
Poverty Law Clinic
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
250-763-4905CharletteCowley
Poverty Law Clinic
Together Against Poverty Society
250-361-3521DanielJacksondjackson@tapsbc.ca
Rise Women’s Legal Centre
Specialty: Women’s Support Services
Client: 604-451-7447
General: 236-317-9000
KimHawkinsintake@womenslegalcentre.ca;
info@womenslegalcentre.ca
Sources Legal Resource Centre778-565-3638SharonKearneysKearney@sourcesbc.ca
Thompson River University Community Legal Clinic
Student Clinic
778-471-8490TedMurraytemurray@tru.ca

Scope of Service

Lawyers and advocate(s) provide low-income people with free immigration and refugee law services.

Immigration Law Matters Covered:

  • Humanitarian & Compassion (H&C) Grounds Permanent Resident Status Applications and judicial reviews of failed H&C applications
  • Refusals of Sponsorship Applications
  • Loss of Canadian Permanent Residence Status Other than for the sole basis of non-residence in Canada
  • Loss of Canadian Citizenship Other than for the sole basis of non-residence in Canada
  • Loss of Canadian Temporary Resident Status Other than for the sole basis of failure to depart Canada at the end of their stay
  • Removal From Canada for the above reasons 
  • Meritorious Appeals to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) and meritorious judicial reviews of RAD decisions.
  • Other complex, serious and systemic issues affecting immigrants and refugees not described above. 

Clinic Name & OrganizationTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic778-222-7568LobatSadrehashemilobat@issbc.org

Disability Law Clinic 

Scope of Service 

Lawyers and advocate(s) provide low-income people with law-related services such as one-on-one legal support, advice, and representation regarding disability related law through an integrated network of legal clinics.

Disability Law Matters Covered:

  • Tax Matters before the Tax Court of Canada and appeals for the Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits before the Social Security Tribunal of Canada
  • Test Case strategies including but not limited to the identification, support and running of test cases for disability rights.
  • Systemic, Substantive, and Procedural issues that affect people with disabilities with the relevant ministry or decision-maker
  • Other complex, serious and systemic issues affecting the disability community (e.g. administrative penalties as a mechanism for enforcing compliance with regulatory legislation.)

The lawyer will also act as a resource for people with disabilities throughout the province on disability benefits and other disability-related programs and services and support DABC staff including the provision of legal opinions on complex cases.

Clinic Name & OrganizationTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
Disability Law Clinic604-875-0188AndrewRobbandrew@disabilityalliancebc.org

Scope of Service

Lawyers and advocate(s) provide low-income people with free legal services through an integrated network of legal clinics.

Housing Law Matters Covered:

  • Judicial Review Applications of Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) decisions at BC Supreme Court
  • Enforcement of Residential RTB Monetary Orders at Small Claims Court
  • Test Case strategies including but not limited to the identification, support and running of test cases for tenancy and housing issues.
  • Rental Disputes that fall outside the jurisdiction of the RTB (e.g. co-operative housing)
  • Systemic, Substantive, and Procedural issues that affect people with disabilities with the relevant ministry or decision-maker
  • Other complex, serious and systemic issues affecting tenancy and housing issues e.g. administrative penalties as a mechanism for enforcing compliance with regulatory legislation.

The lawyer will also act as a resource for people with tenancy and housing issues throughout the province and support TRAC staff including the provision of legal opinions on complex cases.

Clinic Name & OrganizationTelephoneFirst NameLast NameEmail
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre604-255-3099ZuzanaModroviczuzana@tenants.bc.ca