Advocacy

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Carnegie Community Action Project

The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) works to increase welfare rates, improve social housing, and slow gentrification in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). CCAP supports DTES residents to speak out for the changes we would like to see in the neighbourhood. CCAP works with english speaking and Chinese speaking DTES residents in speaking out on their own behalf for the changes they would like to see in their neighbourhood.

John Howard Society

We support people involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system in a number of areas, including providing and assisting with finding housing, assistance with community reintegration, support with mental health and addictions, and more.

First United Church Advocacy

The advocates at First United provide a broad spectrum of legal advocacy services but mainly focus on tenancy and social assistance issues.

Disability Alliance BC

Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

Advocacy Access Program (Disability Alliance BC)

Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

St. Paul's Advocacy Office

The Advocacy Office offers services of information and support to persons experiencing difficulties in day-to-day living. These issues include accommodation needs, landlord-tenant disputes, health and disability issues, and access to social benefits and other government services.

Ombudsperson

The Ombudsperson provides an independent avenue for individuals with complaints about B.C. public services. Individuals are provided with referral information and assistance if they have not yet used existing appeal or review processes or are guided to early resolution of their complaints. The Office of the Ombudsperson receives complaints about matters of administrative unfairness involving children and youth, typically focussing on child custody and foster care.

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