We are the Legal Services Society (LSS). You might also know us as Legal Aid BC.
We're here to help Aboriginal peoples in BC understand their legal rights by providing legal information and connecting communities to legal support. We follow the lead of our Indigenous Services (IS) division, who work to meet the legal needs of Aboriginal peoples in BC through innovative and culturally informed legal aid services. LSS recently developed our Reconciliation Action Plan, which will guide our commitment to reconciliation.
"The way [the website] looks helps you out with a lot of stuff. It's almost like an advocate. We don't have any of those around here [in the North] and it looks like here you can find out more, like my daughter who's looking to get on income assistance." Victor
"It explains to people [without] 'tech-y' language. It's simple language. Legal Aid has a range of services that may be able to help." Gladys
LSS is a charity and non-profit organization, funded by the provincial government. We also receive important non-government funding from the Law Foundation of BC and the Notary Foundation of BC that helps us create websites like these.
Our legal information is free to everyone, and we also provide free legal advice and legal representation (a lawyer to take your case) if you qualify. To find out if you qualify, call Legal Aid BC:
604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
1-866-577-2525 (elsewhere in BC)
Or see the Legal Aid BC website for more information.
Parents Legal Centres ― Give legal information and help about child protection to parents
Aboriginal community legal workers — Give legal information and limited advice services
Legal aid locations — 35 communities in BC where you can apply for legal aid and get legal information, including the Vancouver and Terrace Regional Centres