Other Resources (23:XIII)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on August 1, 2023.

The Law Society of British Columbia

Telephone: 604-669-2533 Toll-Free: 1-800-903-5300 Website: https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/

  • Considers all complaints about lawyer conduct or competency


Toll-Free: 1-800-563-0808 Email: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

  • Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime
  • Immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence

The Vancouver Police Department (Victim Services)

Telephone: 604-717-2737

  • Provide crime victims, witnesses and their family members with professional, supportive and timely assistance
  • Emotional support, information and assistance with Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Assistance forms

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre)

Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 Toll-Free: 1-866-661-3311 Website: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/ Suicide Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

  • 24/7 free crisis support and suicide prevention service

Vital Statistics Agency

Telephone: 250-952-2681 Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/health-safety/health-care-programs-and-services/vital-statistics

  • Registers all births, marriages, deaths and changes of name

Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia (Advocacy Office)

Telephone: 604-822-9855 Website: https://www.ams.ubc.ca/support-services/ombuds/

  • Provides confidential assistance and representation for undergraduate students involved in formal conflict with the University
  • Help with academic appeals, student discipline cases and appeals, housing appeals, parking disputes and library fine appeals

Brydges Line

Telephone: 1-866-458-5500

  • Telephone line for individuals to speak to lawyer if they are arrested, detained, and under investigation (but not yet charged)

West Coast Prison Justice Society

Telephone: 604-636-0470 (call for a referral) Website: https://prisonjustice.org/

  • Protects prisoners’ rights
  • Assists with issues like solitary confinement, involuntary transfers, parole suspensions, disciplinary hearings, human rights, and health care

Personal Injury Resource Centre

Website: https://www.murphybattista.com/injury-resources/

  • Offers a range of services for injured individuals, including no cost consultations

Better Business Bureau

Telephone: 604-682-2711 Website: https://www.bbb.org

  • Can file complaints against businesses
  • Provides resources for consumer education

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