Our services and programs are designed to help you in all stages of your life. The programs offered are constantly growing and changing depending on the needs of the community. We are here to provide support, assistance, information and referrals to ensure you receive the help you need.
Need information about services available on the Sunshine Coast? We provide Information and Referral in person, by telephone and through email.
Click on the following link for a complete Senior's Directory: http://communityresourcecentre.info:2095/cpsess1047915693/3rdparty/roundcube/?_task=mail&_action=get&_uid=3990&_mbox=INBOX&_part=2
We are happy to assist you with completing one of the forms or applications listed below or any others you require.
Links to common forms:
We are your local connection to Access Justice ProBono Legal Clinics, where residents can meet with a volunteer lawyer for a free 30 minute consultation on a variety of legal issues. Our pro bono lawyers give advice and help clients do the necessary work. They will prepare you to go into court, help you gain a winning attitude (with emphasis on preparation) and take the fear out of the legal process
We host 2 – 4 Pro Bono Legal Clinics per month. Each Clinic has space for 4 clients for half-hour sessions. You need to book well in advance since our clinics fill up quickly. .
Information about this service is available from the Community Resource Centre at 604.885.4088, or you can book an appointment and speak directly to Access ProBono by phoning toll free at 1-877-762-6664.
The Legal Information Program provides free confidential support and information about connecting to legal resources available in BC.
The staff is available to meet with you and to assist with calling the Legal Aid Call Centre in order to complete an application for Legal Aid. Staff also provides many legal publications and internet access to the various websites containing a wealth of information about criminal, family, child protection, First Nations, civil, immigration and rental/landlord issues.
Education is a key principle of the cooperative system and another way that we give back to the communities we serve.
Money Skills Financial Literacy Program was created in partnership with Sunshine Coast Community Resource Centre, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, Sunshine Coast Credit Union and Family Services of Greater Vancouver and fills a need on the Sunshine Coast for those seeking the skills and information necessary to make the most of their financial decisions.
We are pleased to be able to offer this four-week adult education program dedicated to increasing attendee’s financial knowledge and money management skills, such as budgeting, banking, credit and consumerism.
The current sessions are:
Sechelt Capilano University, 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt - Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, January 23, January 30, February 6 and February 13
Gibsons & Elphinstone Community School, 783 School Road, Gibsons - Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, January 24, January 31, February 7 and February 14
With the generous support of a grant from the District of Sechelt, we offer the Home Alone Program on the Coast.
In this 2 hour program, the local RCMP, ambulance paramedics and firefighters assist in teaching children safety skills and critical information for when they are just learning to be Home Alone! This course will help build your child's self confidence, sense of responsibility, and decision making ability through a fun and interactive environment.
We hope to be able to expand this program to offer Home Alone for Seniors or others living on their own.