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Our full directory is also available as a downloadable PDF. If we need to add something to the directory, let us know by sending an email to Spencer van Vloten
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Helps government better support adults with a developmental disability, teens with special needs, and family members and other support providers
Barrier-Free Canada advocates for a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities
BC Child and Youth Advocacy Network
Find support near you for children who have suffered or witnessed crime
BCEdAccess Society serves families of students with disabilities all over the province of British Columbia. The stories shared on their private discussion board daily illustrate the depth of the challenges families face in pursuing equitable access to education in BC schools.
Family Net is an independent provincial network that provides a provincial voice for children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities, and their families
Works to ensure that public sector organizations are treating people fairly and following the rules. They listen to and investigate complaints about local and provincial public sector organizations, as well as investigate reports of serious wrongdoing in the provincial government. Services are free and confidential.
The BC People First Society works to make sure that people with a developmental disability are respected and included in communities as full citizens
BC Representative for Children and Youth
BC's Representative for Children and Youth supports the province’s young people and their families in dealing with the provincial child and youth welfare system. The Representative also provides oversight to this system and makes recommendations to improve it. The Representative is a non-partisan, independent officer of the legislature.
The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in BC, making recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues
Brain Resource, Advocacy & Information Network
BRAIN is a support network based out of New Westminster that strives to meet the needs of survivors of brain injury, family members, friends, and caregivers. They provide resource materials, advocacy, information, and networking opportunities.
Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods
Works collaboratively to find creative solutions to, and educate about, barriers within communities. Projects include: accessibility, transportation, advocacy, empowerment, disability awareness, poverty, 2SLGBTQIA+ (Queer) issues, disability justice, and more.
Communication Disabilities Access Canada
Promotes social justice, accessibility and inclusion for people who have speech, language and communication disabilities
Community Living BC provides advocacy support and helps persons with disabilities build self-advocacy skills
Council of Canadians with Disabilities
CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada
Disability Alliance BC provides income advocacy and assistance, mentorship, and planning support for people with all disabilities
This tool helps people find disability advocates and legal support nearest them
First Call BC puts the province's children and youth first through public education, community mobilization, and public policy advocacy
Inclusion BC builds community and enhances the lives of children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities, and their families by promoting action and advancing rights and social justice
Helps protect children and respond to cases of abuse, supporting the children and family throughout the process
The Mission Self Advocacy Group is made up of people with intellectual disabilities. They advocate for appropriate benefits, housing, employment, and services
Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
A free and independent dispute-resolution service for banking and investment complaints
Pacific Dawn Disabled Women's Network
Pacific Dawn's mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities.
A national voice for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. People First is about rights – human rights, citizenship rights, accommodations rights and language rights.
Plan Institute is a non-profit social enterprise that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by collaborating on community-based projects, offering a suite of learning initiatives, and advocating for policy reform
PLAN Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
PLAN helps families and people with disabilities feel confident about the future by making careful plans and fostering supportive relationships to be safe, secure, and fully included in the community
An international awareness and advocacy campaign to support those affected by prenatal alcohol exposure
Community Living BC’s province-wide community councils advocate for the community inclusion of persons with disabilities, working on projects related to inclusive housing, community-mapping for accessibility, and more
Self Advocate Leadership Network
SALN is a network of self-advocates working towards communities for all
An impressive collection of self-advocacy resources
Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
Free legal education and advocacy for BC tenants
Vancouver Community Council
Vancouver Community Council advocates for the community inclusion of persons with disabilities, working on projects related to inclusive housing, community-mapping for accessibility, and more.
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