Thanks to discussions between the federal and provincial governments, the Legal Services Society has received a commitment for additional immigration and refugee funding that will ensure the continuation of services to the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year (March 31, 2018).
Continued funding for immigration and refugee legal aid
Additional federal funding for immigration and refugee legal aid
The Legal Services Society has received confirmation that the federal government will provide additional funding to ensure continued legal aid services for immigrants and refugees.
LSS is no longer taking immigration and refugee applications effective August 1, 2017
Due to a lack of funding, effective August 1, 2017, the Legal Services Society will no longer be able to accept applications for immigration and refugee cases. For more information see our FAQ.
Provincial investments in justice keep families together, assist with everyday legal issues
The BC Ministry of Justice and Attorney General announce funding to continue four existing LSS justice transformation services and open a new Parents Legal Centre in Surrey.
Law Society adopts vision for publicly funded legal aid in BC
The Law Society of BC's Legal Aid Task Force concludes that legal aid is a crucial part of the proper administration of justice in a free and democratic society.
Canadian Bar Association BC Branch calls for further investment in BC Justice System
The CBA-BC's An Agenda for Justice report offers a series of recommendations, including increased funding for legal aid to help BC families in crisis.