Campbell River Advocacy

Advocacy services

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:
CR Advocacy is funded by The Law Foundation of BC

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