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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 1-800-465-4911.
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 .