Advocacy and Information


Advocacy is helping a person or a group of people to stand up for their rights and get what they need – helping or supporting someone to make their own choices.

Being a Self-Advocate means knowing your rights and speaking for yourself to get what you need or want.

There are many resources available to assist you in learning the best way to advocate for others or yourself.  We have included some below.  At Community Connections Support Services, we are available to answer your questions and direct you to resources that may advocate on your behalf or help you advocate for yourself.  Contact us at 250-491-2907 or toll free at  1-888-491-2907.

From their website:
This site provides legal information, education and help
for British Columbians. What is here for you?

From their website:
UNTAPE is a site where people with disabilities and their families come to share practical tips for cutting through red tape and get the help they need.

From their website:
EQUALS is an independent and non-partisan coalition of citizens who fight to defend the rights of people with disabilities in British Columbia.

From their website:
Welcome! This website is an opportunity for people with disabilities and the broader community to engage in dialogue around issues that matter to all of us. INSPIRE – INFORM – EMPOWER. Make sure your voice is heard: join the conversation!

People First of Canada
Disability Alliance BC
Service Canada – Canada Benefits
PovNet – Find an Advocate
Self Advocate Net
Advocacy BC
Persons with Disabilities Online

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