Resources

Youth and Gangs
The Justice Education Society has produced an educational video that illustrates the dangers of gang involvement. It presents a scenario where young gang members struggle with their criminal activities, feel threatened, and recruit another youth into their gang. The video is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and Punjabi. The Society has also published a factsheet that provides overview information about gangs in British Columbia. It describes who joins gangs, lies gangs tell, how to avoid getting involved and tips for parents. The fact sheet is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and Punjabi.

Youth Criminal Justice Act
Youth and teachers can use this website to learn about the Youth Criminal Justice Act – the law that is applied to anyone aged 12-17. Students can read articles, take quizzes and complete assignments. Teachers can read lessons and take a final exam. The information is only available in English.

Legal Rights for Youth
This website is for youth who have questions about their legal rights. The site helps youth understand how the law applies to them and where they can get help. Topics include: Age-Based Rights, Crime, Family Break-up, Work, Driving, Medical Rights, Online Safety, Renting, Consumer Rights & Debt, Lawsuits, and more.

 

Court Choices
Testifying in court can be scary for young people. This website will help them with their feelings by teaching them about what will happen. Videos show what to expect in court, how to prepare, and how to testify.

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When I'm 64: Benefits for Older Adults
This booklet explains what financial help older adults in BC can get from government sources. It covers Old Age Security, the Canada Pension Plan, employment insurance, and welfare benefits for older adults. Part of a two-part series together with When I’m 64: Services for Older Adults. More details
Legal Information for Indigenous People
This booklet provides basic & accessible legal information for Indigenous people facing legal issues, incl. the justice systems, children & families, rights & protections, death & taxes, income security, and class actions. It explains how the laws can vary for people based on their Indigeneity. More details
Alternative Measures
This resource from the Government of BC explains who can be considered for alternative measures and what they include. More details
Settlement Information for Newcomers: Useful Immigrant Settlement Guides and Websites
This resource from NewToBC has over 45 guides, videos and websites related to settlement. More details
Find Free Newcomer Services Near You
This resource from the Government of Canada has services for daily life, employment, preparing for the citizenship test and more. More details
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