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.  At Community Connections Support Services, we have appointed an Advocacy Representative that is available to answer your questions and direct you to resources that may advocate on your behalf or help you advocate for yourself.

For information, contact our Advocacy Rep, Kathy Herbert at: 250-491-2907 or toll free at:  1-888-491-2907.

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

Untape
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.

Equals
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.

Abilities
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!


InclusionBC
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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