The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy is part of the federal government that deals with and regulates the insolvency processes in Canada
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
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Information regarding Employment Insurance, Income Assistance, Senior’s Supplement, Healthy Kids Program and BC Bus Pass Program.
Information on most provincial government services including Medical Services Plan, Motor Vehicle License Office, vital statistics and small business information.
Information regarding federal programs and services.
Provides 24 hour non-judgmental emotional support, resources, community education, suicide bereavement services and public access to mental health and addiction services.
24/7 Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
Crisis Text Services: 250-800-3806
Non-profit service providing confidential credit counselling, personal budget planning and debt repayment programs and alternatives. Counselling is free, non-judgmental and solution focused.
Workshops include nutrition, job skills and resumes, budgeting and more.
Assists adults upgrade reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Advocate for individuals who seek assistance by providing education, information, referral and support in exercising their rights to maximize independence with dignity. Appeals, tribunals, reconsiderations, PWD applications, counselling, residential tenancy. General crisis and legal advocacy.
Provides services to help those in immediate need find shelter and support for tough transitions in their lives.
Crisis Line: 250-756-0616
24hr Crisis Lines. Support groups for women and children from a household of violence.
Crisis Line (24 hour): 604-255-6344
Provides access to healthy nutritious food to those in need. Food can be accessed at any one of their depots throughout Nanaimo.
Provides food hamper to those in need.
An alcohol and drug free social club open to anyone.
A mutual help fellowship of alcoholics.
Counselling and prevention for individuals and families experiencing difficulties due to alcohol or other drug abuse.
This is a toll-free line and offers a one hour counselling session free of charge.
An organization of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay drug free.
North Vancouver Island & Powell River: 1-877-379-6652
Residential treatment program.