North Shore Community Services

North Shore Community Resources was formed in 1976 from two organizations: the North Shore Volunteer Centre and the North Shore Information Centre, both of which were offshoots of the North Shore United Way. The new organization was called the North Shore Volunteer and Information Centre. As the organization began to provide more and more legal information it was decided in 1990 to choose a less specific name that would encompass all the services. North Shore Community Services was the name chosen.

The NSCR has a legal advocacy program which provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the North Shore (including the city of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay) concerning the following issues:

  • Family Law Issues – legal information on separation and divorce, custody, access, child support and the family law process.
  • Residential Tenancy Issues – legal information on the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords such as how to challenge an eviction notice, rent increases, requesting repairs and services, and getting your damage deposit back.
  • Income Assistance or Welfare Issues – Applying for Welfare benefits, how to appeal when you are denied benefits, including eligibility for disability benefits for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB).
  • Employment Standards and Employment Insurance Issues.
  • General information on the law and legal resources.
  • Other poverty related issues.

Publication Languages: English


North Shore Community Services
201-935 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, V7P 1S3
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