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Toll-free phone numbers for law-related help in BC

Legal information or self-help

Courthouse Libraries BC

1-800-665-2570

Lower Mainland: 604-660-2841

Dial-A-Law (recorded legal information)

1-800-565-5297

Lower Mainland: 604-687-4680

Legal advice or representation

Lawyer Referral Service

($25 plus tax for 30 minute consultation)

1-800-663-1919

Lower Mainland: 604-687-3221

Legal Aid Call Centre

(interpreters available in over 100 languages)

1-866-577-2525

Lower Mainland: 604-408-2172

Access Pro Bono

(free legal advice for low income people)

1-877-762-6664

Lower Mainland: 604-878-7400

Government

General Enquiries to Government of BC

1-800-663-7867

Lower Mainland: 604-660-2421

Victoria: 250-387-6121

TDD: 1-800-661-8773 or 604-775-0303

Ombudsperson for BC

1-800-567-3247

Victoria: 250-387-5855

Service Canada (federal government)

1-800-622-6232

TTY: 1-800-926-9105

Your communities

Disabilities

Advocacy Access

1-800-663-1278

Lower Mainland: 604-872-1278

TDD: 604-875-8835

Seniors

Seniors Abuse and Information Line

1-866-437-1940

Lower Mainland: 604-437-1940

TTY: 604-428-3359 or 1-855-306-1443

TDD/TTY = Telephone Device for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing



Last updated August 19, 2016

Clicklaw HelpMap

The Clicklaw HelpMap, integrated with Google Maps, assists you in finding pro bono clinics, community-based legal advocates, legal aid offices, courthouse libraries, and others who provide assistance to people with legal problems.

Your safety

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver

(women and youth involved in criminal justice system)

1-888-879-9593

Lower Mainland: 604-520-1166

National Parole Board Record Suspension Info

1-800-874-2652

VictimLINK

1-800-563-0808

TYY: 604-875-0885 (call the Telus Relay Service at 711 to call collect)

Text: 604-836-6381

Your family

Justice Access Centres (JACs)
1-800-578-8511 (Nanaimo)
1-800-663-7867 (Enquiry BC - ask for Vancouver & Victoria JACs)

Family Justice Counsellors

1-800-663-7867

Lower Mainland: 604-660-2084

Victoria: 250-356-7012

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program

Lower Mainland: 604-678-5670 or 1-800-663-9666

Victoria: 250-220-4040 or 1-800-663-3455

North & Interior: 250-434-6020 or 1-800-663-3933

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

1-855-474-9777

Lower Mainland: 604-558-4740

Helpline for Children in BC

310-1234 (no area code needed)

TTY: 604-660-0505 

Your daily life

Housing, tenancy & neighbours

Tenant Infoline

1-800-665-1185

Lower Mainland: 604-255-0546

Residential Tenancy Branch

1-800-665-8779

Lower Mainland: 604-660-1020

Victoria: 250-387-1602

Employment

Employment Standards Branch

1-800-663-3316

Prince George/Outside BC: 250-612-4100

TTY: 604-775-0303 or 1-800-661-8773

Workers' Advisers Office

Lower Mainland: 1-800-663-4261

Vancouver Island: 1-800-661-4066

Interior Region: 1-800-663-6695

Kootenay: 1-800-663-4261

Rights & citizenship

BC Civil Liberties Association

1-866-731-7507

Lower Mainland: 604-687-2919

BC Human Rights Clinic

1-855-685-6222

604-622-1100