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Resources

The PCBC strives to provide interested parties with the most comprehensive and up-to-date resources available. Please note that this page is under construction, and we are still compiling and organizing our links. You may use the quick navigation links below to quickly find what you are looking for.

1. Essential Information

2. Recommended Websites

3. Local Support Centers and Advocacy Organizations

a. Lower Mainland
b. Coast and Gulf Islands
c. Interior


1. Essential Information


Department of Justice Canada - Essential child support guidelines and information from the government of Canada.

Families Change - Extensive (and child-friendly) information for BC families experiencing separation and divorce.

BC Family Justice Center - Ministry of Attorney General website providing general information about separation, divorce, and childcare.

JP Boyd's Family Law Resource - A comprehensive survey of family law, divorce law, and the court process in British Columbia.

BC Electronic Law Library - Provides residents of BC with access to general legal information.

Western Canada Society to Access Justice - Non-profit organization that provide first-class free legal assistance to all persons who cannot obtain legal aid or afford a lawyer.


2. Recommended Websites


Between Two Worlds - The official website of Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce, by Elizabeth Marquardt.

Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome - The CS-PAS is an educational conference for Canadian and international mental health professionals, family law attorney's and other professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome.

Dads Make a Difference - The mission of Dads Make a Difference is to promote the positive involvement of fathers and to educate youth about responsible parenting.

Father Involvement Research Alliance - FIRA is a pan-Canadian alliance of individuals, organizations and institutions dedicated to the development and sharing of knowledge focusing on father involvement, and the building of a community-university research alliance supporting this work.

Goldberg and Associates - Parental Alienation Syndrome - Providing consulting services to family law attorneys and clients litigating issues that pertain to Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome.

Mentoring Boys - The official website of Barry Macdonald, motivational speaker, relationship coach, and author of Boy Smarts.


3. Local Support Centers and Advocacy Organizations


3a. Lower Mainland


BC Council for Families
204-2590 Granville Street, Vancouver V6H 3H1
1-800-663-5638
www.bccf.ca

"The BC Council for Families works to build healthy families in a healthy society. Understanding the needs of families and developing programs, services and resources to address them is at the heart of our mission to strengthen families and family-serving professionals in BC."

BC Men's Resource Center
2-590 West Broadway, Vancouver
604-878-9033; 604-205-5089

"Works to ensure balance in matters relating to men, and advocates change in areas of bias and inequality. Offers a drop-in support group for fathers who have limited or no contact with their children. Also provides assessment, support, information, and referral regarding divorce and custody/access situations."

Tri-City Men's Resource Centre
PO BOX 78069 RPO Northside, Port Coquitlam V3B 7H5
604-908-6345
www.tcmrc.ca

Children benefit immensely having a Dad who realizes the positive impact he can have on his children. Our purpose is to enrich children's lives by supporting and providing information about fatherhood to Dads. We will be offering a variety of services designed to help men in their parenting role, co-parenting from a male perspective as well as non-custodial parent issues and family breakdown."
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3b. Coast and Gulf Islands


BC Families in Transition
812 Broughton Street, Victoria
250-386-4331
bcfit.org

"BC Families in Transition (formerly the Separation and Divorce Resource Centre) is a non-profit organization that provides psychological counselling, emotional support, legal information, and referral services in relation to separation, divorce, and family re-organization."
Nanaimo Men's Resource Centre
418-D Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo
250-716-1551; 877-716-1551 (Toll Free)
http://nanaimomen.com

"Offers support and referrals to men in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of their lives. Promotes connections with partners and families. Promotes community awareness regarding men and men's issues. Helps men with family court, divorce, separation, custody, and access issues. Supports men in learning to communicate and enrich existing relationships."

Pacific Child and Family Enrichment Society
9-327 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo
-250-716-2022; 1-888-480-CARE
www.pacific-care.bc.ca

"The Pacific Child and Family Enrichment Society was formed by a group of child care specialists who worked together formally and informally over a period of 15 years. In 1989 they formed a not for profit society that sponsors programs to provide support to parents and caregivers. We believe that children are the future, and that child care lasts a lifetime.

Pacific Child and Family Enrichment Society believes the community has a responsibility to provide the best possible support to families. Families need access to information, resources, child care referrals, growth/bonding experiences, and a supportive network in order to improve and maintain a healthy family life."

Victoria Men's Centre
VMC, Box 8082, Victoria V8W 3R7
370-4MEN
http://web.me.com/vmen/

The VMC is is a friendly gathering place for individuals and groups of men to come together and explore ways of improving the world around them. It echoes the ancient pattern of a meeting place, where in camaraderie men talk, play games and tell stories.

The VMC Society is a non-profit community service organization, intending to provide programs for men and families in the area, to provide a focus for other groups involved in activities such as support for men and political action, and to facilitate interaction with men everywhere."

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3c. Interior


Information forthcoming.

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