Community and Social Services for British Columbians
BC211 Community Services Information & Referral
A telephone and e-mail service that provides free, confidential, and multilingual information about a full range of community, social, and government services in the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districts. Or search the Red Book Online database of more than 5,600 services and agencies.
Provincial agency responsible for developing, managing and administering subsidized housing for those in need. Includes information on applying for subsidized and supportive housing in BC.
Disability Alliance BC (DABC)
Supports people with all disabilities across BC. Provides direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications. Member of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.
Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
A non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the registered disability savings plan, the working income tax benefit, and the child disability benefit.
Justice Access Centre Self-Help and Information Services
Lists links to a number of groups in BC that offer free legal advice or services for people who cannot afford a lawyer.
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Publications, policies and information on ministry programs. Includes information on the rental assistance, income assistance and disability assistance programs as well as other services for people with disabilities.
Seniors Services Society
Provides information on a wide variety of housing and support services for seniors in the Lower Mainland.