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Click one of the headings below to find local & provincial information.


General Information


Clicklaw

A website with legal information, education and help for people in British Columbia.
http://clicklaw.bc.ca

Courthouse Libraries BC
1-800-665-2570
http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/

Dial-a-Law
1-800-565-5297
http://www.cba.org/bc/public_media/dal/

PovNet
A website for advocates, people on welfare, and people involved with anti-poverty work.
http://povnet.org


Advice or Representation


Howe Sound Women's Centre

Offers support to women dealing with abuse, custody, welfare, disability or human rights issues.  Pro bono legal clinic provides free legal advice.  Offers programs for women and children.
38021 3rd Avenue, Squamish
604-892-5748

Lawyer Referral Service
$25 for 30 minute consultation
1-800-663-1919
http://www.cba.org/BC/Public_Media/main/lawyer_referral.aspx

LawLINE
Free phone service to help people who don't qualify for a legal aid lawyer to represent them. Interpreters in over 100 languages.
1-866-577-2525
TDD: 1-877-991-2299
http://www.lss.bc.ca/general/LawLINE.asp

Western Canada Society to Access Justice
Free legal advice for low income people.
1-877-762-6664
http://www.accessjustice.ca/

Citizenship & Immigration


Citizenship & Immigration Canada

1-888-242-2100
http://cic.gc.ca/new

Website Links for New Canadians
http://squamish.bclibrary.ca/weblinks/hot-topic-links/new-canadians-citizenship-esl-resources

Crime & Victims


Howe Sound Women's Centre
Offers support to women dealing with abuse, custody, welfare, disability or human rights issues.  Pro bono legal clinic provides free legal advice.  Offers programs for women and children.
38021 3rd Avenue, Squamish
604-892-5748
http://hswc.seatoskycommunity.org/

RCMP Community Policing
Provides information on pardons, peace bonds, restraining orders, home security, auto crime prevention, personal safety and more.
604-892-9213
http://rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Crime Victim Assistance Program
1-866-660-3888
http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victim_services/cva/

VictimLINK
Telephone help line for victims of family and sexual violence, and all other crimes.
1-800-563-0808
TDD: 604-875-0885 (call collect)
http://www.communityinfo.bc.ca/victims.htm

Disabilities


Sea to Sky Community Services
Provides community living, outreach and early child development services.
604-892-5796
http://www.communityservices.bc.ca/cls.html

Advocacy Access
1-800-663-1278
TDD: 604-875-8835
http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/programs/advocacy.htm

ARA Mental Health
1-866-689-7938
http://www.aramentalhealth.org/

Employment


Employment Standards Branch

1-800-663-3316
TDD: 1-800-661-8773
http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/

Workers' Compensation Board
1-800-663-4261
http://www.worksafebc.com


Family Law / Children & Teens


Sea to Sky Community Services
Provides early child development, community living and outreach services.
604-892-5796
http://www.communityservices.bc.ca/fycs.html

Howe Sound Women's Centre
Offers support to women dealing with abuse, custody, welfare, disability or human rights issues.  Pro bono legal clinic provides free legal advice.  Offers programs for women and children.
38021 3rd Avenue, Squamish
604-892-5748
http://hswc.seatoskycommunity.org/

Family Law in BC - Family Advice Lawyers
If you are a parent with a low income experiencing separation or divorce, you may be eligible for up to three hours of free legal advice from a family advice lawyer.
1-800-663-7867
http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/help/who_AdviceLawyers.asp

Child Support Information
1-604-660-2084
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/law/child/index.htm

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program
1-800-663-9666
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/help/fmep/index.htm

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/en/home.asp


Government & Courts


Service BC
Provides information on all BC government services, including court services.  The office acts as a contact for Legal Services and Residential Tenancy and can forward applications.
1360 Pemberton Avenue, Squamish
604-892-2400
http://www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/locations/squamish.html

Enquiry BC
A provincial call centre that provides services to all British Columbia residents, on behalf of provincial government ministries, Crown corporations and public agencies.
1-800-663-7867
TDD: 1-800-661-8773
http://www.gov.bc.ca/contacts/

Service Canada
Provides information on federal government services.
1440 Winnipeg Street, Squamish
604-898-4100
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/hr-display.cgi?rc=5825&ln=eng

Homelessness & Poverty


Squamish Helping Hands
Homeless shelter open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week.
37930 3rd Avenue, Squamish
604-815-4984
http://squamishhelpinghands.com/

Sea to Sky Community Services
Provides outreach, community living and early child development services.
604-892-5796
http://www.communityservices.bc.ca/fycs.html

PovNet
A website for advocates, people on welfare, and people involved with anti-poverty work.
http://povnet.org

Housing & Tenancy


Residential Tenancy Branch
1-800-661-4886
http://www.rto.gov.bc.ca/

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
1-800-665-1185
http://www.tenants.bc.ca/main/


Human Rights & Seniors


Squamish Seniors Creative Connections - Seniors One Stop
Occasionally hosts workshops on legal issues for seniors.
604-892-2293

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support
1-866-437-1940
http://bcceas.ca/

BC Human Rights Coalition
1-877-689-8474
http://www.bchrcoalition.org/

Prideline
Gay, lesbian, transgender rights information
1-800-566-1170
http://www.qmunity.ca/adults/prideline/


Multilingual Legal Help


LawLINE
Free phone service to help people who don't qualify for a legal aid lawyer to represent them. Interpreters in over 100 languages.
1-866-577-2525
TDD: 1-877-991-2299
http://www.lss.bc.ca/general/LawLINE.asp

MultiLingoLegal
BC's online access to multilingual legal information.
http://www.multilingolegal.ca/