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About Ask an Advocate

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Ask An Advocate developed out of the need to be able to easily find basic and clear information about income assistance and other income support programs, disability benefits (provincial and federal), and tenancy; as well as to empower people to self-advocate. Through videos, answers to commonly asked questions in each section, Quick Reference Guides, training resources and links to other services, we strive ensure clear information is readily available in an array of simple to understand formats.

Additionally, we aim to build capacity across the province of British Columbia by providing training to community service providers, who provide assistance to individuals trying to access these types of benefits or are dealing with tenancy related issues.

ad·vo·cate (noun)

  • to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly.
    “he was an untiring advocate of economic reform”
  • a person who pleads on someone else’s behalf.
    “care managers can become advocates for their clients”

synonyms: champion, upholder, supporter, backer, promoter, proponent, exponent, spokesman, spokeswoman, spokesperson, campaigner, fighter, crusader, flag-bearer.

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