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Navigating Legal Issues

Navigating legal issues can be stressful and expensive. Fortunately there are free and low cost legal resources available that we can refer you to.

Before you read any further, check out our legal directory. In the directory you will find lists of legal services and lawyers that are available on the Sunshine Coast.

Legal Information Program

resource-centre-legal-information-programAs the community partner for the Legal Services Society, the Legal Information Program provides free confidential support and information to help you connect with Legal Aid and other legal resources available in BC.

Although we do not provide legal advice, we can assist you with calling the Legal Aid Call Centre in order to complete an application for Legal Aid. We can also provide many legal publications, as well as internet access to the various websites containing a wealth of information about a variety of law related issues including:

  • criminal
  • family
  • child protection
  • First Nations
  • civil
  • immigration
  • landlord-tenant issues

To connect with this program please call 604-885-4088 or email info@resourcecentre.ca

The Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC) and the Justice Education Society have launched a free online course for tenants called Renting it Right. Designed for first-time renters, the course guides BC residents through the rental process. You don’t need to be a new tenant to pick up some very useful information on a wide range of topics, such as submitting a strong rental application, landlord and tenant rights, and resolving disputes.

TRAC has many online resources and can help answer landlord – tenant questions by phone 604.255.0546 or 1.800.665.1185 or email info@tenants.bc.ca 

For disputes contact the Residential Tenancy Branch by phone 604.660.1020 or 1.800.665.8779 or email hrsto@gov.bc.ca