Resources and Links
CLV 2015 Measurable Outcomes Plain Language
Each year, as part of our accreditation process we ask the people who use our services whether they think we are doing a good job. Here are the results from asking questions in our Satisfaction Surveys in February 2016.
Disability Alliance BC
For over 35 years, Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia.
Their mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. They champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.
Inclusion BC, formerly the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) is a provincial non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life. This is accomplished through: advocacy, education, training, network support, systems change and public awareness. Check out the website at:
BC People First
BCPF is an organization for people labeled with a disability, run by people with diverse disability. BCPF goals are to promote equality for all people who have been labelled with a disability. They speak for themselves and make their own decisions. BCPF educates the community about their movement and their issues. To read more about this wonderful resource, visit BCPF’s website!
BC Disability Caucus
British Columbians with disabilities and their allies are invited to join a grassroots social and political forum where they can engage in discussions, support one another, and share information on issues relevant to living with a disability in BC. It is also a forum where a broad spectrum of topics that can touch disability are presented and may resonate here in British Columbia or that people may find interesting in general.
Their site’s goal is also to be a hub for news stories and other information that can be used for websites and blogs, and other social media platforms so that individuals, groups, and organizations can be informed of the issues — including issues and topics they may normally not have access to, were not aware of, or know where to find. Read more at:
Together Against Poverty Resource
TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues.
TAPS assists over 5,000 people in Victoria each year.
TAPS helps all types of people – from professionals who have just lost their jobs to people who have seen their health decline from living on income assistance.
TAPS provides legal education and training through seminars and free one-on-one legal advocacy and representation. TAPS also has a newsletter, TAPROOT with updated legal information that is widely distributed throughout Greater Victoria. TAPS advocates help people in the Victoria area with matters that involve any of the following:
- Disability benefits applications and appeals
- Social assistance (welfare)
- Employment standards disputes
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Income tax for low-income earners
If you need help, call TAPS at 250-361-3521 to make an appointment.