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Legal Advice, Information, and Representation

Lawyer Referral

Lower Mainland: 604-687-3221
Toll Free: 1 800-663-1919
Facilitates a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer for $25 plus taxes. Inform the lawyer you have gone through Lawyer Referral, keep track of the time, and determine the hourly rate should you extend the consultation.

Legal Aid BC

604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
1-866-577-2525 (elsewhere in BC)
Legal Aid provides subsidized legal services, ranging from legal information and advice to legal representation, in the areas of criminal, family and immigration law. Legal aid is limited to criminal charges, mental health or prison issues, serious family problems or serious immigration problems. Applicants must meet financial guidelines to be eligible.

Access Pro-Bono

1-877-762-6664 (toll free)
604-878-7400
Legal help for people who live in British Columbia that are not eligible for government funded legal aid. Financial eligibility criteria is required.

Rise Women’s Legal Centre  

604 451 7447
A student-driven community legal centre offering legal services to self-identifying women, in family law, wills drafting, and immigration applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Migrant Workers Centre

1 888 669 4482
604-669-4482
[email protected]
MWC provides free (pro bono) legal advocacy services to migrant workers. Appointments and summary legal advice are available over the phone, video conference, or WhatsApp.

Legal Advice, Information, and Representation for Youth under the age of 19

Society for Children and Youth of BC

Phone: 778-657-5544
Toll Free: 1-877-462-0037
[email protected]

The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal support for young people (under the age of 19) who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

Human Rights Complaints 

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Toll Free: 1 888 214 1090
TTY: 1 888 643 3304

The CHRC deals with human rights complaints against the federal government, First Nations governments, or private companies that are regulated by the federal government such as banks, trucking companies, broadcasters and telecommunications companies.

BC Human Rights Clinic (Community Legal Assistance Society)

Lower Mainland: 604 622 1100
Toll Free: 1 855 685 6222
The BC Human Rights Clinic assists people across BC with human rights complaints before the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

BC Human Rights Tribunal                                               

Lower Mainland: 604 775 2000
Toll Free: 1 888 440 8844
TTY: 604 775-2021
[email protected]

BCHRT is a quasi-judicial body that deals with human rights complaints covered by the BC Human Rights Code. Resolution can be done through mediation or in a hearing.

For a complete up to date list of organizations that can support you in the human rights complaint process please refer to the list provided by the BC Human Rights Tribunal. 

 

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Cases in which the BCCLA has been involved and their legal documents

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