Desert Sun Counselling Community Outreach Program
Information, referral services, advocacy, support and assistance for individuals and families accessing legal, provincial or federal services. Development of educational material on healthy living.
Funded by BC Gaming and Community donations
Tips on renting
- Obtain the Tenant Survival Guide: we have copies at our office.
- Take someone with you as a witness when you move in and out of a property and take photographs.
- Make sure you get everything in writing.
- Read and think carefully before signing anything.
- Make sure you pay your rent on time and get a receipt if you pay with cash.
Telephone and online resources
Tenants’ Right Action Coalition (TRAC) Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
Telephone: Outside Vancouver Area: 1 800 665 1185 - Vancouver Area 604 255 0546
Website: www.governmentagents.gov.bc.ca Look under featured services, click on Residential Tenancy Office
Publishes: Residential Tenancy Act: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants in British Columbia.
Telephone: Oliver 250 498 3818 Penticton 250 487 4200 Princeton 250 295 6957 Toll free 1 800 665 8779
Disability - Local Resources
Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance
Persons with disabilities applications.
Oliver/Osoyoos: 250 485 6016 (Fax 250 498 5261)
Princeton: 250 295 6901 (Fax 250 295 0592)
Toll free: 1 866 866 0800
Salvation Army Community Services Law Clinic
2395 South Main Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 5J1
Half hour free appointment with a lawyer.
Telephone: 250 492 4788
Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre
35949 97th Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Assistance with applications for CPP disability, persons with disabilities and long term disability.
Telephone: 250 498 2538 Fax 250 498 6088
Telephone and Online resources
BC Coalition of people with Disabilities
Advocacy Access Program, 204-456 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Toll-free: 1 800 663 1278 TTY: 604 875 8835
Publish help sheets about CPP Benefits, transportation and housing disability legislation under the employment and assistance legislation.
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits, Office for Disability Issues, Service Canada
Forms for disability benefits.
Telephone: 1 800 277 9914 TTY 1 800 255 4786
Canada Revenue Agency
Toll-free: 1 800 959 8281
TTY: 1 800 665 0354
Information about disability tax credit, medical expenses, for those who support people with disabilities, community volunteer income tax program.
Persons with Disabilities Online
Toll-free: 1 800 269 9607 TTY 1 800 465 7735
Fax: 1 613 941 1827