Legal Programs


The Legal Advocacy Program provides legal advice, advocacy and representation to people aged 55+ on legal issues involving tenancy, debt and government benefits.

Seniors First BC provides services to older adults who are not able to access legal help elsewhere due to low income or other barriers. We may provide services for the following legal issues:

We may provide services for the following legal issues:

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements

Assisted Living/Residential Care

Discrimination, Abuse/Neglect, Financial Abuse, Guardianship/Capacity

Adult Guardianship

Consumer Complaints

Residential Tenancy/Housing


Pensions and Appeals, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement

To book an appointment to speak with a lawyer, call 604-437-1940 or 1-866-437-1940
For all other issues that impact the health and well-being of an older adult, call our:
Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL LINE) – a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to a trained intake worker about abuse or mistreatment, receive information and support about issues that impact the health and well-being of an older adult.
For more information contact us at 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free 1-866-437-1940 – 8 am to 8 pm daily (except statutory holidays)

Legal Services may be provided by our legal advocate or one of the lawyers in our elder law clinic.  Seniors First BC does not provide assistance in all areas of law.

How to get help from Seniors First BC
To access our legal programs, please phone 604-437-1940 or toll-free 1-866-437-1940 to speak to a trained intake worker.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our satellite clinics are cancelled until further notice.

Satellite Clinics

We now offer legal consultations for seniors at select locations in Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, Burnaby, North Vancouver and Vancouver once a month.

Call 604-336-5653 to book an appointment or click here for more information.

Trial Preparation Clinic

Are you a senior representing yourself in a Small Claims Court proceeding?
Call 604-336-5653 to find out more about our Trial Preparation Clinic.

Seniors First BC Legal Programs are made possible with funding from:

The Law Foundation of BC