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Legal Advocacy

Everyone deserves access to justice. That’s why we’ve offered legal advocacy support since the 1970s. We provide much-needed legal assistance, advice, and representation to low-income and vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside. Today, we support clients with upwards of 1,400 unique cases every year, helping people resolve a range of issues. Our advocates provide a broad spectrum of legal advocacy services but mainly focus on tenancy and social assistance issues.

If you’re being evicted and require assistance, follow these steps and use the resources below.

  • Don’t give up. You have rights.
  • File for dispute resolution right away. You can file online here.
  • Contact us for free legal help.
  • Keep all documents and evidence.

In addition to contacting our advocates, you can contact the following organizations for support:

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (free legal help): 604.255.0546

Vancouver Rent Bank (emergency rent loans): 604.566.9685, [email protected]

You can access this program at: 542 East Hastings Street.


Intake times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 – 3:00pm

Drop in intakes are done on a first-come, first-served basis. We have limited capacity to do intakes over the phone or by email.

To contact an advocate please email [email protected] or call 604.251.3323 for assistance.