Poverty Law Advocacy

Poverty Law Advocacy

The Poverty Law Advocacy Program offers free advocacy support and assistance to financially restricted individuals and families in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.

We offer public education, information, guidance and support during mediations in areas such as human rights disputes, tenancy disputes, and formal appeals for Income Assistance Benefits and referral services. We also work closely with community service providers.

If you are in need of an advocate’s advice, have further questions about the Poverty Law Advocacy Program or want to book an appointment, please contact Peter Yates by email at peter.yates@sscs.ca.

Our offices hours are:

38024 Fourth Avenue
Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm

Whistler Community Services Society
8000 Nesters Rd
Thursdays – By appointment only

1347 Aster St
Fridays – By appointment only

In the first intake, we may give summary advice, provide you with information or refer you to another agency. We may also not have an answer for you during the first appointment. To better assist you with your matter, we may need to get back to you at a later date.

Appointment expectations:
Clients will read and sign a disclaimer and fill out a confidential intake form. All appointments are strictly confidential. If you have ID, please bring that to your appointment.


We would like to thank our sponsor for generously supporting us!

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