Do you need an Advocate?
Here is some information about people who can help you!
BCPF often gets emails and requests for help with specific and personal problems that people might be having. Problems like accessing services, complaints about services, questions about services, problems at school, within the community etc. Unfortunately, BCPF does not have the resources to assist with specific, person to person advocacy. But we’d like to share some resources if anyone needs help, if anyone needs an advocate.
1. If you have a developmental disability and need help getting quality service, contact BC’S Advocate for Service Quality, Leanne Dospital.
- Vancouver: 604 775-1238
- Victoria (Enquiry BC): 250 387-6121
- Everywhere else in B.C. (Enquiry BC): 1 800 663-7867
The Office of the Advocate for Service Quality (OASQ) may act as a neutral third party with you, your family and service providers. They can help solve problems and find solutions to concerns and complaints. Their goal is to get quality service for you and your family from:
- Community Living BC (CLBC)
- Community agencies
For more information CLICK HERE
2. Inclusion BC provides advocacy support to people with developmental disabilities and family members who need help. Contact Inclusion BC’S Community Inclusion Advocate, Tina Dam. (Tina also happens to have been BCPF’s past Provincial Coordinator and current volunteer advisor!)
- Phone (Toll Free): 1-844-488-4321
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This could mean connecting you with resources in your community or standing by your side as you advocate for the services you need. They also may connect you with a different group that can help you. Even if you’re not sure who you should be talking to, get in touch and they will connect you with the right person or organization.
For more information, CLICK HERE