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BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support

Phone: 1.886.437.1940
Website: bcceas.ca
Address: 411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Individuals, seniors, community agencies, government and policy makers, working together to eliminate the abuse of seniors. Senior Abuse & Information Line (SAIL) 1.604.437.1940 or Toll... Continue Reading →

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Phone: 1.888.495.8501
Report telephone fraud and scams.

Haven Society

Phone: 250.754.0764 or 250.756.2452
24-hour help for abused women.

John Howard Society – Nanaimo Region

Phone: 250.754.1266
Address: 200-1585 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo BC, V9S 1G4
The Nanaimo Region John Howard Society has an evolving series of programs available to meet client needs. We initiate programs that encourage positive behaviour and... Continue Reading →

Justice Institute of BC

Phone: 1.800.222.8477
Website: jibc.bc.ca
Educating and training those who want to make communities safer.

Medic Alert Foundation

Phone: 1.800.668.1507
Website: medicalert.ca
For over 55 years MedicAlert has been providing Canadians with lifesaving service and protection. We are the most trusted brand for medical IDs among paramedics,... Continue Reading →

Nanaimo Block Watch

Partners with communities to build safer neighbourhoods by encouraging residents to take a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety.

Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors

Provides social activities, friendship and support. Our mission is to provide friendship and new opportunities to individuals who have recently moved to the Nanaimo area. Our... Continue Reading →

Nanaimo Lifeline Program

Phone: 250.739.5770 OR 250.739.5767
Address: 202-1801 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo BC
Personal Emergency Response Service - sends help at the push of a button.


Phone: Victoria 250.387.6121 OR 1.800.663.7100
Website: gov.bc.ca
Provides financial assistance to BC residents for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. Contact us Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific... Continue Reading →


Phone: 250.740.3880 or 250.754.0091
Home health care products, equipment rentals, crutches, wheel chairs, walkers, blister packing. Free prescription delivery. 10% Senior’s discount everyday. 1816 Bowen Rd (Westhill Centre) -... Continue Reading →

Poison Control Centre

Phone: 1.800.567.8911 or 1.604.682.5050
Website: dpic.org
Address: 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver BC V6Z 1Y6
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1.800.567.8911. This number is for information,... Continue Reading →

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC – (Vancouver Island Regional Office)

Phone: 250.387.6121 OR 250.356.8160
Website: trustee.bc.ca
Address: 1215 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4
Adult’s right to self-determination, support and protection for those vulnerable to abuse or incapable of making their own decisions. The Public Guardian and Trustee of... Continue Reading →

RCMP Community Policing

Phone: 250.754.2345 or 250.760.1149
Staffed by community volunteers from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Nanaimo RCMP detachment, 303 Prideaux Street. - 250.754.2345 Oliver Woods, 6000 Oliver Rd. - 250.760.1149

Residential Tenancy Office

Phone: 1.800.665.8779
Website: rto.gov.bc.ca
Address: 1st Floor, 1019 Wharf St, Victoria BC
HOME-RELATED SERVICES: RESIDENTIAL TENANCY OFFICE - Provides landlords and tenants with information regarding their rights and responsibilities.

Safer (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters)

Phone: 1.604.433.2218 or Toll free: 1.800.257.7756
Website: bchousing.org
Provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents aged 60 years plus.

Vancouver Island 24 Hour Crisis Line: – Access/Crisis Services

Phone: 250.753.2495 or 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1.888.494.3888
Website: vicrisis.ca
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is committed to providing an accessible, 24-hour, telephone crisis and suicide prevention, intervention service, including postvention programs. We endeavour to... Continue Reading →

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Phone: 1.888.494.3888
Website: vicrisis.ca
24-hour emotional support. - 1.888.494.3888 Crisis text 6:00 pm -10:00 pm nightly. - 250.800.3806

Victim Link

Phone: 1.800.563.0808
For victims of family and sexual violence, and all other crimes.
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