Information & Referrals – Peer Support Program

Are you a Vancouver senior (aged 55+), caregivers, or family member in need of help? Our trained information and referral volunteers can provide you with information about government programs and subsidies (Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement), Disability Pension, Medical Services Plan, BC Bus Pass, HandyDART, housing subsidies, Power of Attorney and Wills, and more.

Volunteers can also help with completing forms for government programs.

Legal Clinics with Access Pro-Bono

Access Pro Bono strives to increase access to justice for individuals of limited means throughout BC. This service provides up to a half-hour of free legal advice from licensed volunteer lawyers (additional appointments may be made). This service is for low-income individuals of any age. Please call to find out if you meet the requirements. Registration is required.

Representation Agreements – Planning for End-of-Life Care

Are you prepared for end-of-life? For incapacity? For your future? Learn the steps needed to plan your future from a volunteer trained by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre (http://www.nidus.ca)! A Will is not enough. There are other legal documents that are needed to cover your health care wishes and financial affairs in case you are incapacitated due to illness or accident.

Wills & Estates Clinic

Receive information and assistance with drafting a will from trained volunteers from the Rise Women's Legal Centre. Documents volunteers can assist in preparing include simple wills, power of attorneys, and advance medical directives. Please note that volunteers cannot retain copies of wills or other documents, administer estates after death, or provide advice on tax or wills variation litigation.