Social Services - Financial Support

Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS)

Canadian Pension Plan provides retirement pension, disability benefits, death benefit, children's benefits, and survivor's pension.more info

Address / Contact Info
Service Canada
toll free: 1-800-277-9914
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Credit Counselling Society of British Columbia

A non-profit service offering free credit and budget counselling and workable strategies for reducing or eliminating debt, solving money problems, and helping people gain control over their finances.more info

Address / Contact Info
Suite 214 - 1175 Cook Street
, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1
toll free: 1-888-527-8999
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Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work or upgrade their skills.more info

Address / Contact Info
Service Canada
toll free: 1-800-206-7218
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Gambling Help Line

The BC Problem Gambling Help Line is a province-wide, toll-free, multilingual telephone information and referral service.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 1-888-795-6111
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Income Assistance

Provides employment and assistance (BCEA) for individuals who are in need of financial assistance and are eligible for benefits.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
toll free: 1-866-866-0800
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Rental Assistance Program

The program provides eligible low-income working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Housing
toll free: 1-800-257-7756
Phone: 1(604) 433-2218
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Travel Treatment Fund

Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7122
Local: (604) 675-7122
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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