Income Supports Advocacy

Information & Advocacy Program, North Shore Disability Resource Centre

Address: 3158 Mountain Highway 
North Vancouver  V7K 2H5
Phone: 604-985-5371
Fax: 604-985-7594 
Email: nsdrc@nsdrc.org
Website: www.nsdrc.org

The North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) provides free advocacy and information services to individuals with any disability and their families/caregivers seeking to access services or programs. They also provide information to professionals for their clients, and to the general public. Assists with PWD applications and Reconsiderations, CPP Disabiltiy, OAS and GIS forms, and Disabiltiy Tax credits etc; Assists with housing forms from BC Housing, Seniors and Non-Profit Housing Providers.

NSDRC also provides information to all levels of government to ensure awareness of issues facing people with disabilities, their caregivers, and the community.

* Open referrals *

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), North Shore Branch

Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch
Address: Suite 300 – 1835 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-987-6959
Fax 604-980-0336
General emails northshore@cmha.bc.ca
Website: https://northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca/

The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. Provide support for counselling, youth, campus, employment, housing, workplace and community training.

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Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)

Address: 456 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-875-0188
Fax: 604-875-9227
Toll free: 1-800-663-1278
Advocacy Access: 604-872-1278
Email: feedback@disabilityalliancebc.org
Website: www.disabilityalliancebc.org

Disability Alliance BC’s mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

Programs:

– Emergency Preparedness
– Violence Prevention
– The Community and Residents Mentors Association (CARMA)
– The Right Fit Pilot Project (RFPP)
– Working for Change

Help with:

– Applying for Disability Benefits
– Filing Income Taxes
– the RDSP and DTC

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Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society

Adress: 205-1865 Marine Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1J7
Phone: 604-926-0856
Email: info@pathwayssmi.org
Website: http://pathwayssmi.org/

Pathways is a pioneering family-support organization, providing help for those who have relatives with mental illness. We offer personal support and information, education, awareness, and advocacy. Pathways’s work is based on a family peer-support model, where core activities such as the family support group, education course, and one-on-one support, are provided by trained family members – people who have “been through the mill” and can share their experience.

Pathways cover all serious mental illnesses – schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. they serve the North Shore (North and West Vancouver), Bowen Island, and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton).

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