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

Last updated May 17, 2019

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 (toll-free)

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

Seniors

Seniors Abuse and Information Line

1-866-437-1940

Lower Mainland: 604-437-1940

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

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

1-800-874-2652

VictimLINK

1-800-874-2652

 

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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)

Family LawLINE

604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)

1-866-577-2525 (call no charge, elsewhere in BC)

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

1-855-556-3566

Lower Mainland: 604-687-2919

BC Human Rights Clinic

1-855-685-6222

604-622-1100


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