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Legal Advocacy Program

Our legal advocates can provide legal advice and representation on the following legal issues: 

  • Residential Tenancy/Housing 
  • Debt 
  • Pensions and Benefits 

Contact our Seniors Abuse and Information Line at 604-437-1940 or Toll Free at 1-866-437-1940 for more information or to arrange a consultation with our legal team.

Eligibility Criteria: 

To be eligible for our Legal Advocacy program, a person’s gross annual income must be under $40,000 for a 1-person household + $10,000 per additional household member (e.g. $50,000 for 2, $60,000 for 3, and $70,000 for 4).

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Legal Advocacy Program FAQ

Clients can expect to hear back from our legal advocate within two weeks after an initial intake has been completed. For more urgent matters, we may contact clients sooner.

Our legal advocates are only allowed to represent people in small claims. We assess clients for eligibility for our services, determine if assisting you would fit within our mandate (for example, we do not represent clients in family or criminal matters), conduct a merit assessment of the file (if it has a reasonably likelihood of success), and see if we have capacity to assist. If we cannot help, we will always try to refer callers to appropriate resources.

This page was reviewed in April 2024

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)

SAIL is a confidential means for seniors to speak to a professional intake worker about issues that affect their well-being, receive information, or learn about our programs. Call 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free at 1-866-437-1940 weekdays 8am to 8pm. Language interpretation is available. 

Our Funders

Seniors First BC’s services are funded through our valued funders and donors.
Law Foundation
British Columbia


Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.

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