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COVID-19: In general, our programs remain OPEN to provide direct and in-person, or modified (e.g. telephone, video conferencing) services to clients, with some exceptions. Before visiting, please phone, email or otherwise contact that SOURCES office or location in advance to confirm their availability and check their procedures. If possible, please make an appointment (drop-in visits are not recommended).

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Our Services

This program is temporarily closed for in-person services as of March 18, 2020 as part of our efforts to fight COVID-19 and maintain the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, clients and community. Please call for a phone appointment.
Ask An Advocate remains fully online.
If you have questions about your appointment and your case is urgent, please contact your worker or location directly.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Learn more about SOURCES’ response to COVID-19 here.

Sources Advocacy, Housing and Prevention Services is comprised of several mental health, disability and poverty-related programs based out of Sources Newton Resource Centre in Surrey. Our programs include:

  • Mental Health Consumer Advocacy
  • Poverty Law Program
  • Ask An Advocate
  • Housing First
  • Homelessness Prevention Services
  • Rent Bank (go to page)

Please click on the drop-down bars below for more information about each program.

These programs are funded by the Fraser Health Authority, the Law Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the Provincial Government of B.C.

  • Mental Health Consumer and Poverty Law Advocacy

    Sources Advocacy Programs offer support for matters relating to income assistance, provincial and federal disability benefits, other federal income support programs, tenancy and debt.


    Mental Health Consumer Advocacy

    This program is designed to provide information, support and reliable legal advocacy to individuals and their families who self-identify as mental health consumers. We offer:

    Income Assistance
    • Rights and responsibilities
    • Accessing benefits
    • Disability
    • Appeals and representation at tribunals
    • Communication
    Housing
    • Tenant rights and responsibilities
    • Mediation with landlords
    • Dispute resolution hearings
    Federal Income Related Programs
    • Assistance with applications and appeals for Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits
    Publications and Education
    • Information workshops, presentations and written materials to the general public and service providers

    Services are currently available to individuals living in the Fraser Region including New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and the Hope area.

    Email: mentalhealthadvocacy@sourcesbc.ca
    Toll-Free: 1-877-373-2311


    Poverty Law Program

    This program provides reliable quality poverty law legal services to the diverse B.C. public. Our 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
    Housing
    • 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
    • Information workshops, presentations and written materials to the general public

    Services are also available in Punjabi.

  • Ask An Advocate

    Ask An Advocate

    This program offers online resources pertaining to income assistance, residential tenancy, and other income supports. Visitors to the askanadvocate.ca website can also ask questions and access training on these topics.

  • Housing and Homelessness Prevention

    HOUSING

    Assisting homeless individuals to find safe and affordable housing and offering ongoing support (re. income supports, benefits, tenancy, other supports) to assist them to remain housed. Services include Housing First for chronically and episodically homeless individuals.

    HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

    Supporting individuals to maintain housing through advocacy and facilitated access to resources. Sources Rent Bank also offers micro-loans for rental and utility arrears, damage deposits and first month’s rent.

Contact Information

Tel: 604-596-2311Fax: 604-596-2319

Hours of Operation

DayTime
Monday – Friday8:30 am – 4:30 pm