Community Resources

Name of Agency/Service

Phone #

Toll Free

Webmail/ Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ombudsman

250.387.5855

 

www.ombudsman.bc.ca/

 

Community Resource Directory

 

 

www.viha.ca/finding_care/community_services_directory/

 

Needs Crisis Line Information

250.386.6323

(24hr crisis line &
Information Line)

 

http://www.needcrisis.bc.ca/

 

Residential Tenancy

250.387.1602

604.660.1020

1.800.665.8779

www.rto.gov.bc.ca/

 

Service Canada

 

 

www.servicecanada.gc.ca/

 

Vital Statistics

 

 

www.vs.gov.bc.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal

Aboriginal Health (VIHA)

370-8914

 

www.viha.ca/aboriginal_health/links_and_resources.htm

 

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability
Society
(BCANDS)

250-381-7303

1-888-815-5511

www.bcands.bc.ca

 

Family Law: Aboriginal People

 

 

www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/legal_issues/aboriginal_issues.asp

 

Federation of Aboriginal
Foster Parents

 

 

http://www.fafp.ca/

 

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

250.384.3211

 

www.vnfc.ca/

 

Ministry
of
Aboriginal Relations and
Reconciliation

 

 

http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-poverty
& Welfare Services

BC Benefits Information Line

 

1.800.337.3531

 

BC Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of

Seniors (BCCEAS)

604.685.3425

 

 

 

BC Coalition of People w/ Disabilities

604.875.0188

1.800.663.1278

www.bccpd.bc.ca/s/Home.asp

Burnside/Gorge Community Services

250.388.5251

 

www.burnsidegorge.ca/

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

604.685.3425

 

 

Ministry of Human Resources

 

 

www.mhr.gov.bc.ca

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC) Infoline

604.255.0546

1.800.655.1185

 

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)

250.361.3521

 

www.tapsbc.ca/

Victoria Action Committee of

People w/ disabilities

250.383.4105

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment

Employment Insurance

 

1.800.206.7218 

 

Employment Standards

250.952.4738

 

www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/

Ministry of Employment & Income Assistance

 

 

www.gov.bc.ca/eia/

· General

 

1.866.866.0800

 

    Application Services

    Family Maintenance

    Child Care

    Any Other Enquires

· Vancouver Island Regional
Office (Victoria)

250.387.9606

 

 

· Victoria Family Maintenance
Services

250.387.5338

 

 

· Victoria Employment &
Income Assistance Office

250.952.0828

 

 

· Victoria Persons w/
Disabilities Employment & Income Assistance

250.952.5485

 

 

· Downtown Outreach Services

250.356.2555

 

 

· Prevention Loss Management

250.387.4234

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family & Youth Resources

BC Families in Transition (Formally Separation & Divorce Resource Centre)

250.386.4331

Toll Free Legal Hotline:
1.877.386.4333

http://www.bcfit.org/

 

Beacon Community Services

 

 

http://www.beaconcs.ca/

Burnside Gorge Community Centre

 

 

http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/index.html

British Columbia Mediator Roster
Society

 

 

www.mediator-roster.bc.ca/

 

 

 

 

Family Maintenance Enforcement

(FMEP)

250.22.4040

 

www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/

 

Family Justice

Family
Justice Counsellors

 

387.6121

 

www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/index.htm

 

Family Law In British Columbia

 

 

http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/

Family Law Resource Guide (BC Courthouse Library Society)

 

 

www.bccls.bc.ca/cms/index.cfm?group_id=2662

 

Family Support Guidelines

 

 

www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/sup-pen/index.html

Lawlink: Family

 

 

www.lawlink.bc.ca/links/family.asp#Separation

 

 

 

 

Ministry of Children and Family
Development

250-387-7027

1-877-387-7027

www.mcf.gov.bc.ca

Representative for Children &
Youth

250-356-6710

1-800-476-3933

www.rcybc.ca

YM/YWCA of Greater Victoria

 

 

http://www.victoriay.com/

Youth Link

 

 

http://www.youthlink.ca/

Youth Services (MCFS)

 

 

http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/youth/index.htm

 

 

 

 

Housing/
Residency/Shelters

BC’s Housing

604.433.1711

1.866.465.6873

www.bchousing.org/

Provincial Affordable Housing

Burnside Gorge Community Centre (Provides a comprehensive list
of low-income private market rentals )

 

 

http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/housing.html

 

Cool Aid Society

(Housing, Emergency shelters, Street Outreach & Drop In)

Main:

250.383.1977

Housing:

250.383.1977

 

http://www.coolaid.org/

 

Community Housing Access

250.356.2548

 

http://www.viha.ca/housing/facility_access.htm

www.viha.ca/housing/

 VIHA

Our Place (Housing, Emergency
Shelter & Drop In)

250-388-7112

250-385-2454

 

http://www.ourplacesociety.com/

 

Pacifica Housing

 

 

www.pacificahousing.ca/

Non-profit Affordable Housing/ Outreach Services

Residential Tenancy Branch

 

 

www.rto.gov.bc.ca/

 

 

 

 

Immigration

Canadian Counsil for Refugees

Montreal 514.277.7223

 

www.ccrweb.ca/eng/engfront/frontpage.htm

Intercultural Association of

Greater Victoria (ICA)

250.388.4728

 

www.icavictoria.org/

 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

 

 

www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

MultiLingo Legal

 

 

www.multilingolegal.ca/

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society

250.361.9433

 

 

www.vircs.bc.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

Legal

Access Justice

604.878.7400

1.877.762.6664

www.accessjustice.ca/clients/requirements.asp

Bankruptcy (Smythe Ratcliffe Insolvency INC.)

382.2668

 

www.smytheinsolvency.com/index.htm

Free Initial Consultation

BC Public Interest Advocacy

Centre (PIAC)

613.689.3144

 

 

www.piac.ca

 

Better Business Bureau's Canada

BC BBB

 

386.6348

 

http://www.ccbbb.ca/

http://www.vi.bbb.org/

Canadian Bar Association

 

 

http://www.cba.org

Community Legal Assistance Society

604.685.3425

 

www.clasbc.net

 

Courts:

 

 

 

Colwood Court

 

 

Fax: 391.2877

· Registry

391.2888

 

Trial Coordinator

· Crown

391.2866

 

Shannon-391.2880 or if really important call her in Duncan
250.746.1201

· Duty Counsel

391.2879

 

 

Federal Crown

 

 

 

· David Mulroney & Co

389.6022

 

 

· McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson

385.1383

 

 

Victoria Court

 

 

 

· Registry

356.1478 (fax: 356.6584)

 

 

· Crown

387.4481 (fax: 387.2828)

 

940 Blanshard St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 3E6

· Duty Counsel

387.9197

 

 

· Trial Coordinators

356.1221/

356.1496/

952.6638

 

 

· Family Trial Coordinators

952.6638

 

 

· Divorce Clerk

356.6223

 

 

· Central Divorce Registry

613.957.4519

 

 

· Victim Services

995.7351

 

www.gvpvs.org/

· Wendy Walsh or Elaine Morton

356.1201

 

 

Credit Counselling Society of BC

 

1.888.527.8999

 

Department of Justice

 

 

www.justice.gc.ca/eng/index.html

Dial-A-Law

 

1.800.565.5297

 

Director of Debt Collection

 

1.888.564.9963

 

Diversion

387.6321

 

 

Enquiry BC

250.387.6121

1.800.663.7867

 

Family Law In British Columbia

 

 

http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/

Family Justice Counsellors: For Referral to Family Advice lawyers Project        

250.387.6121

 

Family Advice Lawyer: custody, access, guardianship, child
support, property (limited advice), tentative settlement agreements, and
court procedures.

Law Student’s Legal Advice

Program (LSLAP)

604.822.5791

 

 

 

LawLINE

604.408.2172

 

1.866.577.2525

 

 

lawLINK

604.408.2172 press7

1.866.577.2525 press7

www.lawlink.bc.ca

Lawyer Referral Services

604.687.3221

1.800.663.1919

 

Legal Aid (Vancouver)

604.408.2172

604.601.6000

 

 

Legal Aid (Legal Services Society) Victoria

388.4516

Courthouse office:382.4620

1.866.577.2525

www.lss.bc.ca

Legal Aid (Inmates)

 

1.888.839.8889

 

Nizar Shajani

604.451.1243

 

Expert Witness

Parole Board Victoria

250.363.3267

 

 

Probation

Colwood:250.387.2850

Victoria:250.387.6321

 

 

Pro Bono Law of BC

604.893.8932

 

http://probononet.bc.ca/

Police (non-emergency)

Colwood:250.474.2264

Sidney: 250.656.3931

Victoria: 250.995.7654

 

 

Public Trustee

1.604.660.4444

 

 

Salvation Army Pro Bono Program

250.384.3396

 

 

UVIC-Business Law Clinic

472.4522

 

 

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC)

953.4400

 

 

Westcoast Prison Justice Society

(DO NOT give # to clients)

604.853.8717

 

(DO NOT give # to clients)

William Head

250.391.7000

 

 

Youth Detention

250.391.2200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health &DisAbilities

Adult Respite Program

250.380.6363

 

 

Advocate for Service Quality

Vancouver
604.775.1238 Victoria call Enquiry BC at 250.387.6121

 

 

BC Coalition of
People w/ Disabiliteis

 

 

http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/s/Home.asp

BC Family Net (Vancouver)

 

 

http://www.bcands.bc.ca/

http://
www.bcfamilynet.org/

BC Mental Health Info line

Vancouver:
604.669.7600

1.800.661.2121

www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Children’s Respite Program

250.380.6363

 

Sharie Young at syoung@communityoptions.bc.ca or Carol
Nelson at
cnelson@communityoptions.bc.ca

Community Legal Aid Society (CLAS)

 

 

http://www.declasi.org/

Community Living BC (Victoria)

250.952.4203


1.877.660.2522

www.communitylivingbc.ca/

General Enquiries: victoria@communitylivingbc.ca

COUNSELLING SERVICES:

 

 

 

·     Cascadia Counselling Clinic (Anger
Management)

216.1569

 

www.cascadiaclinic.com

 

 

 

 

·     Citizen's Counselling

250.384.9934

 

http://www.citizenscounselling.com/

 

 

 

 

·     Family Violence Project

250.380.1955 

 

http://www.familyviolence.ca/html/mission.htm

·     Mary
Manning Centre (Child Abuse
Prevention & Counselling Society)

250.385.6111

 

http://www.marymanning.com/

·     Pacific Centre Family Services Association

250.478.8357

 

http://www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org/

·     Victoria Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
Society (The)

250. 381.0493

 

http://www.bc-malesurvivors.com/html/our_staff.htm

·     Women’s Sexual Assault Centre

Crisis Line & Info Line: 250.383.3232

 

http://www.vwsac.com/help-male-survivor.html

Public Guardian & Trustee of BC

 

 

http://www.trustee.bc.ca/default.htm

Mental Health & Addictions Services (MHAS) VIHA:

370.8408

 

www.viha.ca/mhas/ 

Adult Services

· MHAS Youth Services

 

 

http://www.viha.ca/mhas/services/
www.viha.ca/mhas/services/youth.htm

· Resources

 

 

www.viha.ca/mhas/resources.htm

Victoria Island Health Authority (VIHA):

 

 

www.viha.ca/

Services:

· VIHA Services

 

 

www.viha.ca/about_viha/departments_and_services/

· South Island Facilities

 

 

www.viha.ca/finding_care/facilities/south_island.htm

· Community Resource Directory

 

 

www.viha.ca/finding_care/community_services_directory/

 

 

 

 

Seniors
Services

BC Health & Seniors Info Line

 

1.800.465.4911

 

BC Senior Guide

 

 

http://www.cserv.gov.bc.ca/seniors/guide/

Canada Pension Plan Disability Help
Series

 

 

www.bccpd.bc.ca/s/AdvocacyAccess.asp#cpp

Canadian Pension Plan (Service Canada)

 

1.800.277.9914          

TTY: 1.800.255.4786

 

Public Guardian & Trustee of BC

 

 

http://www.trustee.bc.ca/default.htm

Old Age Security (OAS)

 

1.800.277.9914

http://www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/isp/oas/oastoc.shtml

Seniors Gateway to Legal Information and Resources

 

 

www.seniorsgateway.vcn.bc.ca

 

Social Development Canada (SDC)

Old Age
Security program

 

1.800.277.9914      TDD/TTY: 1.800.255.4786

www.sdc.gc.ca

AND

http://www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/isp/oas/oastoc.shtml

Silver Threads

Esquimalt
Centre


250.386.6108

Saanich
Centre


250.382.3151

Victoria
Centre


250.388.4268: Meals
on Wheels


250.479.6900

 

http://www.silverthreads.ca/centres/

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