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Assistance, Information and Referral services include information and form completion related to the subjects listed below. Senior Services Society has developed a peer-support model where senior volunteers will assist other seniors with tasks they may be familiar with through their own experiences. Click here to volunteer for the AIRS program.
Pensions - eligibility and assistance with applications. For more information contact Social Development Canada (formerly called Human Resources Development Canada HRDC) office at 1-800-277-9914.
Disability Services - eligibility and assistance with applications for such things as home support services, parking passes, financial benefits etc. For more information contact BC Coalition of People with Disabilities at 604-875-0188.
Benefits for Veterans - eligibility and assistance with applications. For more information contact Veterans Affairs Canada at 1-866-522-2122.
Programs to support health issues - what programs are available and the support they provide for Hard of Hearing groups, MS Support groups, etc. For more information contact Information Services Vancouver at 604-875-6381.
Provincial Government Programs - eligibility and assistance with applications for programs such as bus passes, tax rebates, Home Owner grants, MSP Care Card Applications. For more information contact the Provincial Government at 811.
Federal Government Programs - eligibility and assistance with applications for Pensions, and other programs. For more information contact Federal Government Programs for older adults at 1-800-277-9914.
For more information about any of the above resources call 604-520-6621 or .