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Vernon & District Immigrant Services Society  
http://www.vdiss.com/

Vernon and District Immigrant Services has been assisting clients and the Community since 1989 with Settlement Issues, Employment Services and English Language Classes. Our Services are available in English, French, Spanish, Bisaya, Tagalog and German. We are a Non-Profit Society serving Immigrants and Newcomers, Visible Minorities, First Generation Canadians and their families.

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Advocacy Centre  
http://advocacycentre.com/index.shtml

The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. We also provide specialized victim assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse.



The Advocacy Centre provides advocacy to individuals as well as workshops and presentations on legal issues. It has long been a voice in the community speaking to issues of poverty and discrimination. Our work and the materials we produce focus on topics such as welfare, tenancy, women’s safety and poverty survival. Our advocacy services are free of charge. There are sliding scale fees for training and presentations.

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Surrey/White Rock Women's Place
Clean Air Coalition of British Columbia  
http://www.cleanaircoalitionbc.com/

Through our partnerships with community, regional, and national groups, we aim to:

 

  • Make it harder for children and youth to start smoking or use other tobacco products (Prevention)
  • Protect the public from involuntary exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (Protection)
  • Make it easier for those addicted to tobacco products to quit (Cessation)
  • Educate the public about the tactics and strategies used by the tobacco industry to target youth and increase uptake and consumption (Denormalization)
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North Cariboo Métis Association
Our clients are parents mom's and dad's who may have trouble with the law or have family issues. We help our clients as a whole. They usually have other issues such as: alcohol, drug, Residential Tenancy issues, Welfare, Disability, poverty, Residential School issues, some clients need referral to the Mental Health, probations, assist clients with paperwork, in addition, accompany clients to appointments with the Ministry as an advocate or a support person.
Serena BC  
http://www.en.serena.ca/Home

Serena is a Canadian organization which is composed of trained members that use and teach the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) of Natural Family Planning (NFP).

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Aboriginal Women's Health and Healing Research Group  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/
Forms a national network of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women researchers interested in community-based research focused on the health and healing of Aboriginal women, their families and communities. Receives financial support from the Women’s Health Contribution Program, Health Canada and is working toward the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Aboriginal Women’s Health and Healing. Will create a supportive national context for Aboriginal women researchers and their community and academic partners to engage in health and healing research and policy advice. Will support and promote community-based health and healing research done by and with Aboriginal women. Will identify and address gaps and weaknesses in Aboriginal women’s health and healing research; promote research ethics that include Aboriginal consultation and input; foster critical contextual and Aboriginal approaches to health and healing research; and develop policy advice and recommendations for action to improve the health and healing of Aboriginal women, their families and communities. (See Details)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre  
http://dewc.ca/
COAST Foundation Society  
http://coastmentalhealth.com/society.html
Centre for Ability  
http://www.centreforability.bc.ca/