Community worker resources
Community Advocate Support Line (CASL)
Funded by the Law Foundation of BC, CASL is a dedicated telephone support line exclusively for advocates and community workers in BC. Formerly delivered by the Legal Services Society, CASL services are now provided by the Community Legal Assistance Society.
CASL is staffed by a lawyer who can give advocates brief legal information and legal advice about family law and poverty law topics to support advocates' work on behalf of clients. Help is offered primarily for matters involving income assistance, residential tenancy and housing issues (including foreclosure), family law, employment insurance, the Canada Pension Plan (including disability benefits), debt collection and bankruptcy, consumer contracts, and judicial reviews.
If you would like to learn more about CASL, please contact the Community Legal Assistance Society at 604-685-3425 or 1-888-685-6222 (call no charge).