Service Directory

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services of BC

AMSSA is an affiliation of Member Agencies providing immigrant settlement and multicultural services in communities throughout British Columbia. AMSSA acts as a centralized resource for Members working in both large urban areas and smaller centres. AMSSA's educational initiatives provide business, government, and the general public with professional, accurate, and detailed information about current issues in multiculturalism, immigration, and human rights. AMSSA creates networking opportunities, disseminates information, provides professional development, and builds organizational capacities for Members.
Address: 205-2929 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5N 4C8
Phone: (604)718-2780
(604) 298-0747

Battered Women’s Support Services

A determined group of women started Battered Women's Support Services in 1979. Over the years, BWSS has grown into a strong and dynamic organization. BWSS continues to provide support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as, training and education about violence against women.
Address: PO Box 21503 1424 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC V5L 5G2
Phone: (604)-687-1868

BC & Yukon Society of Transition Houses

the BC Yukon Society of Transition Houses (BCYSTH) is a non-profit association of transition houses, safe homes and second stage houses, and other groups which serve the needs of abused women and their children. Our mandate of prevening violence against women and their children is fulfilled through the public education, advocacy, training and other forms of direct suuport to our member organizations.
Address: 325 - 119 West Pender St. Vancouver BC V6B 1S5
Phone: 604.669.6943 or 1.800.661.1040

BC Association for Community Living

BCACL is a federation working with partners to build community and to enhance the lives of children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families by supporting abilities, promoting action and advancing rights, responsibilities and social justice
Address: 227 6th Street, New Westminster BC V3L 3A5
Phone: 604-777-9100

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support

The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting older adults. We operate a toll free Seniors Information and Helpline that provides information and referrals, and a legal clinic that provides legal advice, advocacy and limited legal representation. A primary goal of our program is to prevent and end elder abuse.We believe that all seniors in B.C. have the right to live with dignity, safe from abuse of any kind.
Address: #304 – 411 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4
Phone: 604-688-1927 (Vancouver) 1-888-688-1927 (toll-free)

BC Civil Liberties Association

The BC Civil Liberties Association was established in 1962 and is the oldest and most active civil liberties group in Canada. We are funded by the Law Foundation of BC and by citizens who believe in what we do. We are a group of citizens who volunteer our energy and talents to fulfill our mandate: to preserve, defend, maintain and extend civil liberties and human rights in British Columbia and across Canada.
Address: 550 - 1188 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A2
Phone: 604-687-2919

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

For over 30 years, the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in BC. Our mission is to raise public and political awareness around disability issues, as well as providing self-help services and resources. We work to secure the necessary income and other supports for people to live with dignity.
Address: 204-456 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R3
Phone: 604-875-0188 Toll Free 1-800-663-1278

BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) is a non-profit society established in 1991 for the purpose of advancing freedom of information, open and accountable government, and privacy rights in Canada. We serve a wide variety of individuals and organizations through programs of public education, legal aid, research, public interest advocacy and law reform.
Address: #103 - 1093 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1E2
Phone: 604-739-9788

BC Human Rights Coalition

The B.C. Human Rights Coalition is a charitable non-profit community based organization that seeks to promote and strengthen human rights throughout B.C. and Canada. Clinic services include initial information and advice respecting human rights issues, assistance in pursuing a complaint under the BC Human Rights Code, and representation of complainants before the BC Human Rights Tribunal. These services are offered at no cost on a province wide basis.
Address: #1202 510 West Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1L8
Phone: (604)-689-8474

BC Law Institute

The British Columbia Law Institute is a not-for-profit law reform agency that works to improve and modernize the laws of British Columbia. Its mission is to be a leader in law reform by carrying out the best in scholarly law reform research and writing and the best in outreach relating to law reform.
Address: Mailing Address: 1822 East Mall University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Physical Address: Law Annex I 6050 Walter Gage Road University of British Columbia
Phone: (604) 822-0142
(604) 822-0144