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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 including our Legal Information Program and our Community Legal Advocacy Program.

Learn more about each program below.

Legal Information Program

To access this program, contact: call 604-885-4088 or email

As a Community Partner with the Legal Services Society (LSS), we can help you:

  • get information on applying for legal aid
  • call the Legal Aid Call Centre to complete an application for legal aid
  • find free legal information and resources on a wide range of issues including:
    • Family Law (divorce, separation process)
    • Child custody
    • Criminal
    • Aboriginal-specific issues (Gladue Reports etc.)
    • Civil (small claims, wills and estates, personal planning, landlord/tenant issues etc.)
    • Immigration
  • get access to basic court forms and find court services
  • Provide referrals to local and provincial legal organizations and resources
  • Provide referrals to local lawyers, mediators and notary publics

Community Legal Advocacy

To make an appointment with our Community Legal Advocate:

Call 604-989-5771 or email

Funded by the Law Foundation of BC, this new program helps economically disadvantaged residents of the Sunshine Coast to access free legal assistance, guidance and, where possible, representation on areas such as:

  • residential tenancy issues
  • welfare
  • disability issues
  • human rights issues
  • employment problems
  • other areas where alternative dispute resolution is the preferred solution to the courts

Our community legal advocate works full-time out of our office located in Teredo Square, Sechelt.

Read the June 2019 program launch news release.