Service Directory

Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General

The Government of B.C. funds over 160 programs, operating out of non-profit agencies and police detachments, that provide information about the justice system, practical help, emotional support and referrals to other appropriate programs.
Address: 302-815 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E6
Phone: (604)-660-5199


MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. MOSAIC's mandate is to support and to empower immigrant and refugee communities, helping them to address critical issues in their neighborhoods and workplace. Since its inception in 1976, MOSAIC has assisted new immigrants and refugees through its numerous multilingual services. MOSAIC's programs and services are constantly evolving and developing in response to the needs of the community. Our work is guided by our vision of equality, social justice, equal access, and democracy. Our tools are advocacy, public education, community development, coalition building, and bridging with the broader community.
Address: 1720 Grant St., 2nd floor Vancouver, B.C. V5L 2Y7
Phone: 604 254 9626
604 254 3932

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre Association (formerly Representation Agreement Resource Centre)

Nidus is a non-profit, charitable organization. Nidus provides education and assistance with Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Living Wills/Advance Directives, as well as operates a centralized Registry service in partnership with the Law Society of BC, Juricert Program.
Address: 411 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4
Phone: 604.408.7414

North Shore Community Resources

In 1976, the North Shore Volunteer Centre and the North Shore Information centre merged together to form NSCR. NCRS is a multiservice agency which provides information on the North shore and child care and senior resouorces.
Address: Suite 201-935 Marine Drive North Vancouver BC V7P 1S3
Phone: 604-985-7138

North Shore Women's Centre

<p>The North Shore Women's Centre (NSWC) has worked with the belief that women have a right to self-determination in all aspects of their lives, equal access to society's resources, safety and security of their person, fairness in the administration of justice, and freedom from all forms of discrimination. This premise has inspired the NSWC to lobby tirelessly around such issues as accessible and affordable childcare and housing, pensions and senior's benefits, and pay equity.</p>
Address: <p>131 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver 1/2 Block off Lonsdale</p>
Phone: <p>604-984-6009</p>

OPTIONS: Services to Communities Society

We are a non-profit Society and registered Charity dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health. Everyday, we aim to achieve these goals through a wide variety of programs and projects, including Child Care Services, Family and Child Services, Health Services, Housing Services, Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services, Mental Health Services, Shelter Services, Women's Services and Youth Services
Address: 100 -6846 King George Highway Surrey BC V3W 4Z9
Phone: (604) 596-4321
(604) 572-7413

OXFAM Canada

Oxfam Canada works with people to secure their basic human rights, combining support to long-term development and humanitarian responses with research, advocacy and campaigning against the root causes of poverty and injustice. In focusing on women’s rights, Oxfam Canada continues to work on priority issues related to rural livelihoods, labour rights, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and the disproportionate impact on women and girls in humanitarian disasters.
Address: 210-49 Dunlevy Ave Vancouver BC V6A 3A3
Phone: (604)-736-7678
(604) 736-9646

Pacific Community Resources Society

Pacific Community Resources is an award winning, accredited, not-for-profit society serving Lower Mainland communities since 1984. The agency provides special education, employment, addiction counselling and prevention services, housing search support, and cultural enrichment for children, youth, adult and families. We partner with individuals, businesses, other agencies and governments to ensure access to effective, high quality community resources for people who are often vulnerable or marginalized from society. Pacific Community Resources is committed to community-based research, advocacy and community development to identify service gaps and strategies to address social problems such as poverty, child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, violence and homelessness.
Address: Vancouver Administration Office 201 - 2830 Grandview Highway Vancouver BC V5M 2C9
Phone: (604) 412-7950
(604) 412-7951

People's Law School

Since 1972, we have provided free and impartial public legal education to many thousands of British Columbians in all walks of life. We make special efforts to serve people who may have particular legal education needs, including seniors, workers, students, immigrants, parents and poor people.
Address: 150-900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2M4
Phone: 604-331-5400


PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. We work to collect relevant news and resources of use to advocates, community workers, marginalized communities and the general public.
Address: Suite 300, 1140 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4G1