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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on July 02, 2019.

Legal Services Society (Family LawLINE)

  • Free legal advice over the telephone
  • Lawyers give brief "next step" advice
Phone 604-408-2172
Toll-Free: 1-866-577-2525

Vancouver Justice Access Centre

  • Family maintenance, custody, support, parenting
  • Assistance with enforcement and paperwork
  • Mediation
Phone 604-660-2084

Family Justice Centres

  • Services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce
  • Help families with child custody, access, guardianship and support issues
Phone 604-660-6828

Family Law in British Columbia

Website about family law


MediateBC (The Family Mediation Program)

Affordable mediation services for families

Phone 604-684-1300 ext. 205
Toll-Free: 1-877-656-1300 ext. 205

British Columbia Family Maintenance Enforcement Program

Monitor and enforce maintenance orders and agreements

Phone 604-775-0796

Ann Davis Transition Society

  • Provides shelter and support for abused women and their children
  • Individual and group counselling for women, children, youth, couples and families
Phone Administration/Counselling:
Shelter from Abuse:

North Shore Women's Centre

Women's drop-in resource centre

Phone 604-984-6009

B.C. Men's Resource Centre

Individual, couple and family counselling

Phone 604-878-9033

Battered Women’s Support Services

Telephone: 604-687-1867 Toll-Free: 1-855-687-1868 Website:

• Summary advice, workshops, and advocacy in family, immigration, refugee, and criminal law

• Court form preparation clinic for drafting supreme court forms for family law proceedings

• Offers counselling, support, information, and other resources

BC Pro Bono Collaborative Roster Society


• Collaborative team works with both parties in a divorce to come to a satisfactory settlement, low income families can apply for free service

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Telephone 604-681-8480 Website:

• Advocacy in welfare, tenancy, housing applications, and family law

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Telephone: 604-731-4951 Website:

• Family law information, counselling, and support services

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

Telephone: 604-558-4740 Toll-free: 1-855-474-9777

• Phone line staffed by advocates trained in advocacy, social work, family law, and government services related to kinship caregiving

Representative for Children and Youth

Telephone (youth): 1-800-476-3933 Children’s Help Line: 310-1234 Website:

• Assists children and youth understand their rights and advocates on their behalf

RISE Women’s Legal Centre

Telephone: 236-317-9000 Website:

• Provides legal services to women in family law and immigration applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds

• Summary advice, court preparation, and legal representation

Sources Legal Resource Center

Telephone: 778-565-3638 Website:

• Legal information, resources, and advice in family law, as well as immigration, criminal and civil matters

• Wide variety of counselling and support services

• In Surrey

Society for Children and Youth

Telephone: 778-657-5544 Toll-Free: 1-877-462-0037 Website: Email:

• Can provide free legal advice to children and youth on family law issues and more

• Operate a drop-in clinic once a month

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