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Global Pandemic: Changes to How We Help

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The Access Centre has been a drop in centre for many years, for our entire history really, even back when we were the Women’s Centre. Being open for people to drop in anytime during our business hours was the backbone of what we did. There…

Security Deposits: The Basics

There are often questions asked about how much a landlord is legally allowed to charge for a Damage Deposit or Pet Deposit. If you have further questions or feel you are being charged too much for your Pet or Damage Deposit, please give us a…

Eviction: The Basics

Evictions can be very frustrating and scary to navigate. If you have been evicted for any reason and feel it was a wrongful eviction, do not hesitate to give our office a call and talk to one of our expert legal advocates. 250-493-6822…

Prevention is the Best Cure for Homelessness

Many times, a client comes in to the Access Centre angry or frightened because of a dispute with a landlord or perhaps they’ve received an eviction notice. Our legal advocates will often try to negotiate a deal with the landlord if possible…

It’s Tax Time Again!

  It's that time of year again! This year we will be doing the Tax Clinic Monday through Thursday afternoons from 1pm - 4pm (last person in at 3:45pm) at the Access Centre (2nd floor - 304 Martin Street). No need to book an appointment,…
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Call for Action to the Federal Government

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This is a letter we sent out on November 26, 2020 Dear Minister Qualtrough, Minister Hussein, Minister Lebouthillier, and Member of Parliament Richard Cannings: I am reaching out to you regarding the issue of in-person services…
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A Word From Our Board Chair

Well, what a different world we live in today! Covid 19 has changed the entire world. And what a difficult change. In times of trouble and uncertainty, our natural instinct is to come together, embrace those we love and hold them close. To…
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Alone Together

I am the Disability Advocate in the main office at Access- writing during the midst of a global pandemic that has brought our world- in many ways to a grinding halt. We have closed our doors at Access but we are still able to help with some…