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Poverty Law Program

This program provides reliable quality poverty law legal services to the diverse BC public. The goal is to ensure fair access to income support programs and services through information, support and one-on-one advocacy in the following areas:

Income Assistance:  

• Rights and responsibilities

• Accessing benefits

• Disability 

• Appeals and representation at tribunals


• Tenant rights and responsibilities

• Mediation with landlords

• Dispute resolution hearings

Federal Income Related Programs: 

• Assistance with access and appeals for Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits and other federal income programs

• Employment Insurance 

Public Education: 

• Provide information workshops, presentations and written materials to the general public

Services are also available in Punjabi

Newton Advocacy Programs Contact Information

Contact Hours:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm |  Monday - Friday

Mailing Address: #102 13771 72A Ave., Surrey, BC V3W 9C6

Phone: 604-596-2311

Fax: 604-596-2319