Law, Government, & Grants

Legal websites

Clicklaw – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
clicklaw-wikibooks Clicklaw Wikibooks are collaboratively developed, plain language legal publications that are published and kept up-to-date on a wiki, where they can also be printed and downloaded. They are free to download and share with British Columbians who seek reliable, up-to-date information to address legal problems or learn about the law.
BC Laws - Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.
MultiLingoLegal - BC's online access to multilingual legal information.
PovNet - Applications & Forms (EI, Disability, etc.). Good resource for lower income individuals.
CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) - Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, and statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.
Courthouse Libraries B.C. - Provides legal information resources and information services, both for members of the legal community and the public.
Dial-A-Law - Provided by the Canadian Bar Association, this is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers on a variety of popular legal topics.
Family Law in B.C. - Self-help guides with step-by-step instructions on topics such as how to file for a divorce and lots of fact sheets on other family law topics such as grandparents' rights, custody, access, divorce, child support, etc.
  JusticeBC provides general information on criminal and family law in British Columbia, including special sections addressing the particular needs of victims, witnesses, family members, accused etc., and many links to family law resources and services provided by government.
  People's Law School - a non-profit charitable society providing public legal education and information to British Columbians since 1972. Services include support for unbundling legal help to meet your budget: Unbundled Legal Services.
  Department of Justice Canada - Canadian laws, their programs and services, and much more.
  Office of the Conflict of Interest - Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s Annual Reports
  The Representative for Children and Youth - Legal Resources  - Legal information resources designed to provide B.C. children, youth, and the people helping them with legal issues with information about relevant resources.

Government websites

Capital Regional District The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ local, regional and sub-regional services for residents of the region, including 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Islands Trust The Islands Trust is a unique federation of local governments serving islands in the Salish Sea. We are responsible for preserving and protecting the islands’ unique amenities and environment.
Government of Canada Canada’s primary Internet site which provides information about Canada, the Government of Canada, and its programs and services.
Service BC 700 services provided by BC provincial agencies and federal government.
Government of British Columbia Access to over 50 government web sites, plus quick, top-of-the-line information directly on the page.
British Columbia Statistics – Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society.
Access the full 2006 Census profiles or any item with a “key” icon beside it here. (Note: Remote access is permitted if your library can provide authentication)
The British Columbia Codes provide the minimum requirements for a safely built environment and are the product of a unique partnership between industry practitioners, construction technology experts, and provincial regulators. Includes the BC Building Code the BC Fire Code, and the BC Plumbing Code.