Resources for Immigrant & Refugee Women
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, there is help.
VICTIMLINK BC: (toll free) 1.800.563.0808
Confidential, telephone referral service with help provided in 110 different languages. Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence, general information, and referrals to services. (24 hrs a day/7 days a week)
LEGAL AID: 1.866.577.2525
Ask to speak to a legal information outreach worker for legal information and referrals to other services.
COURT INFORMATION PROGRAM FOR IMMIGRANTS: 1.866.550.2474
Free information and referrals to new immigrants. The website provides information, videos, links to online resources and translated information from ‘Learning About the Law’ in Chinese, Vietnamese, Punjabi and Spanish.
Free service that is available by telephone and on the internet. The library of scripts includes information on: divorce & separation, property & asset division, child custody & guardianship, common-law relationships, marriage & violence against women.
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS:
Support and free legal information, advice and representation for caregivers, other migrant workers, and survivors of labour trafficking in BC:
WEST COAST DOMESTIC WORKERS’ ASSOCIATION: 1.888.669.4482
302-119 West Pender Street, Vancouver
VANCOUVER COMMITTEE FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS & CAREGIVERS RIGHTS: 604.874.0649
2150 Maple Street, Vancouver
HOTSPOT COMMUNITY RESOURCE & WELCOME CENTRE: 604.815.4142
38027 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
Information, support and connections for immigrants and newcomers. Settlement services include information about life in Canada including health care, education, social assistance, legal and other Canadian systems, information about Canadian citizenship and permanent resident card, assistance in connecting to community and government services, assistance with interpretation and translation (non-medial and non-legal) and with filling out forms, referral to English language learning and employment programs for adults, and a women’s health program for new immigrants.
IMMIGRANT SERVICES SOCIETY of BC
ISSofBC assists with initial settlement needs and appropriate language and employment training, and helps newcomers to establish networks in their communities.
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC): 604.567.4490
Second Avenue, Squamish
An affiliation of Member Agencies providing immigrant settlement and multicultural services in communities throughout BC.
An online government resource for newcomers to Canada. BC Newcomers’ Guide (available in 11 languages)