Provincial Sites and Services
Provincial Health and Accessibility Resources
Personal Supports Line
BC 211 is the single point of entry phone line for information about programs available through six different provincial ministries. Browse the Personal Supports BC website for the links to listings of non-profit organizations who can help with equipment, education, transportation, etc.
This is a health system navigation service that is accessible via telephone or the Internet. It assists the public and health care professionals in finding and accessing appropriate health resources in or close to their home communities. You can learn about health topics and medications, check your symptoms, find resources and communities as well as a number of other health related topics
Bus Pass Program MHSD An annual pass for public transit systems is available through the bus pass program. Applicants must apply yearly (approx. $45/year). - Available to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are already registered on Persons with Disabilities (PWD) with MHSD – check website or contact number for specific eligibility criteria
Ministry of Housing and Social Development
9950 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria V8W 9R3
Hours of operation for Enquiry BC are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Friday.
Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night - even if you can't speak. All you have to do is press your Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Response Centre Associate will ensure you get help fast.
Rural BC Resources
The RuralBC website will help you find reliable and relevant sources of information - everything from air ambulances and interface fires, to distance education courses and highway conditions.
Communication Disabilities Access Canada
The CDAC strives to foster "an inclusive society where people who have communication disabilities can menainfully exercise their right of citizenship." Their website provides information and educational resources on human rights, acess and inclusion for people who have communication disabilities.
Tax AID DABC is a free, confidential provincial program that will assist people with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation or Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) designation with basic income tax filings and information/referrals on tax related matters. Our main focus will be on helping chronic late tax filers to catch up on their unfiled taxes. We can assist clients in several ways including:
- Filing income taxes through one-to-one meetings
- Helping gather tax slips and other necessary documents
- Providing advice and information (in-person, or by phone and/or email) about filing income tax returns
- Providing referrals to organizations in clients’ communities
- Accessing advice and support for clients with more complex tax returns from a chartered accountant