Looking for help and information to solve your dispute? There are plenty and websites and organizations offering their services in BC.

Sometimes the hardest part of mediation is convincing the other person in your conflict to try it out. We've provided a simple template to start the conversation.


Legal Information

  • Dial-A-Law
    Free information on the law in British Columbia in over 130 topic areas. The information is reviewed by lawyers and updated regularly. 
  • MyLawBC
    A website that will walk you through solutions to a series of common legal problems. There are pathways for separation, divorce and family matters; abuse and family violence; missed mortgage payments; and wills and personal planning
  • Clicklaw
    Relevant legal information, educational resources, and services in plain language for British Columbians.
  • People’s Law School
    Free legal education and information.
  • Aboriginal Legal Aid BC
    A website by Legal Aid BC with information and services for Aboriginal people in BC.
    A charity serving immigrant, newcomer and refugee communities in Greater Vancouver.


Low-Cost or Pro Bono Options

  • Mediate BC Virtual Pro Bono Clinics
    Free monthly online clinics for anyone seeking information about mediation and other conflict resolution processes.
  • Mediate First - Tenancy Mediation
    LandlordBC is pleased to offer you access to a unique program that provides landlords and tenants in BC additional options for dispute resolution. 
  • MyLawBC: Family Resolution Centre 
    An innovative online platform that helps parents create a parenting plan that’s in the best interest of their child or children. The parents can negotiate together online, and they can ask for the help of a professional mediator, at no cost to the parents. Once they agree on every issue, they can download their parenting plan for them both to sign.
  • Family Justice Centres
    These government-run centres across BC provide services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce. They provide short-term counselling, mediation, emergency and community referrals and other free services.
  • Access Pro Bono 
    Clients with low household income can access free legal services, mediation, and advice.
  • Lawyer Referral Service 
    Offered by Access Pro Bono, this service will arrange a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer for FREE. There is no obligation to retain the lawyer after the 30 minutes is over, and any additional time and fees are arranged between you and the lawyer. 
  • BC Family Unbundling Roster 
    A list of family lawyers willing to provide unbundled legal services (also known as limited scope retainers). A more affordable way to hire a lawyer.
  • Legal Aid BC 
    The organization that provides legal aid, including free or low-cost legal advice and representation, in BC.
  • Seniors First BC
    A provincial non-profit charity serving older adults age 55+ in BC. They provide free legal services to older adults unable to access legal help due to low income or other barriers. They also offer free legal consultations for older adults at select locations in Metro Vancouver once a month by appointment.

Tenant Resources and Advisory Centre promotes the legal protection of residential tenants across British Columbia by providing information, education, support and research on residential tenancy matters.

The Residential Tenancy Branch is the government department that deals with tenancy law in BC.

Seniors First BC is a provincial non-profit charity serving older adults age 55+ in BC. They provide free legal services to older adults unable to access legal help due to low income or other barriers.

Civil Resolution Tribunal is an online tribunal that resolves small claims under $5,000 and strata property of any amount.

Civil Rules

Court Services

Court Services Rule 7.3

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