The legal advocacy program provides legal advocacy to low income residents in Campbell River and the surrounding area.
Advocacy services are provided to people who experience barriers; physically, socially, mentally and economically, to access the rights and benefits to which they may be entitled.
Advocates provide information, assistance and representation in the following areas:
Provincial (BC) Income Assistance Programs
- Accessing benefits, including appeals and representation at Tribunals
- Disability Assistance, including Person With Disability (PWD) applications and appeals
Federal Income Related Programs
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability applications and appeals
- Representation at tribunals
- Accessing seniors benefits such as CPP retirement benefits, Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Employment Insurance appeals
Residential Tenancy Disputes
- Tenants’ rights and responsibilities
- Mediation with landlords
- Representation in Dispute Resolutions
Consumer Debt Issues
- Assisting clients in resolving consumer debt issues, including communicating with creditors on a client’s behalf
Other legal issues are assessed on a case by case basis and may be referred to appropriate resources when necessary.
Public Legal Education
- Workshops, presentations and written materials are provided to the general public.
Access Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Volunteer lawyers are available, by appointment only, to people who are not able to retain a lawyer. Clinics are scheduled each month at our office.
Lawyers are not available to appear in court but can assist you with advice and information. Please call 1-877-762-6664 or our office (250-286-3436) to find out if you qualify for this legal service. If you meet the qualifications, you may schedule an appointment with the lawyer.
Funding is provided by:
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