Opportunities Advocacy Services

Provides legal advocacy to low income residents in Campbell River and in the surrounding North Island communities. 

Information and/or representation can be provided in the following areas: Income Assistance, Persons With Disabilities (PWD), CPP Disability, Seniors Benefits, Residential Tenancy and Consumer Debt.  Funding for the legal advocacy program is provided by The Law Foundation of British Columbia.

Programs and Services Offered

  • Advocacy services are for people who experience barriers physically, socially, mentally and economically
  • Advocates provide information about available remedies and resources
  • They also provide representation to tenants in tenancy disputes as well as assisting in appeals for welfare and disability benefits
  • Other legal issues are assessed on a case by case basis and will be referred to appropriate resources when necessary

Population Served

Low income, disabled people, youth, seniors, singles and families.

Address / Contact Info

Opportunities Career Services Society
101-300 St. Ann's Road Campbell River, BCV9W 4C6
Contact name: Heather Brownhill

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 286-3436
Fax : (250) 286-0400

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Tue-Fri, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, or by appointment. Closed daily from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM for lunch.

Amenities

Accessibility features: scent-free, wheelchair accessible

Service Details

Age ranges served: adult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

Web Links

Forms and Resources

Location Map

Other Programs from This Organization

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Preparation of taxes for low income clients.
Family Law Advocacy
Legal Advocacy Provides legal information, support, referral, and representation in administrative law to low income and disadvantaged people in Campbell River and surrounding areas.
Pro Bono Law Clinic Legal advice from a lawyer for persons on low income. By appointment only.

This program was last updated on 14 Apr 2016.