Central Okanagan

Community Resources
Professional

Consumer 

Better Business Bureau
Promotes marketplace fairness, honesty
www.bbb.org/mbc/get-consumer-help/
1.888.803.1222 Mon-Thur 9am-3pm


Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Are you a target? Frauds use telephone,
mail, internet to reach countless potential
victims. See web site for details
www.antifraudcentre.ca
1.888.495.8501 Mon-Fri 5:30am-2pm PT


Consumer Protection Authority
Promotes a fair marketplace for BC
consumers, businesses; investigates
complaints, seeks redress for those
treated improperly by business
www.consumerprotectionbc.ca
1.888.564.9963 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


National Do Not Call List
Gives consumers a choice to reduce
the number of telemarketing calls by
registering your residential, wireless, fax
or VoIP telephone number
www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca
1.866.580.3625
1.888.362.5889 TTY


Scams & Fraud
For information on common scams, go to
the RCMP web site, click on ‘Scams and
Fraud’ (Quick Links)
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca


Financial

BC Assessment Authority
Produces independent, uniform and
efficient property assessments on an
annual basis for all BC property owners
www.bcassessment.ca
300-1631 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna
1.866.825.8322


BC Securities Commission Investor
Education
Useful information to be an informed
investor: know yourself, your advisor,
your investment, and the warning signs
of investment fraud. Subscription service,
seminars, and more...
www.investright.org
www.befraudaware.ca
1.800.373.6393


Canadian Western Bank
Welcome to The Working Bank
www.cwbank.com
1674 Bertram Street, Kelowna
250.862.8008
See our ad on page 29


Credit Counselling Society
Free credit counselling, solve debt
problems, manage money better, use
credit responsibly
www.nomoredebts.org
230-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna
250.860.3000
1.888.527.8999

 

Edward Jones
Make Sense of Investing. Nine offices to
serve you in the Central Okanagan
www.edwardjones.com
See our article on pg. 18, ad on pg. 19

 

Legal

Access Pro Bono Society of BC
To advance access to justice by
developing, facilitating opportunities for the
effective provision of high-quality pro bono
legal services to people and non-profit
organizations of limited means
www.accessprobono.ca 1.877.762.6664


BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and
Support (BC CEAS)
Are you dealing with a crisis? Call to talk
about an abusive situation you feel is
happening. We listen to concerns about
financial, legal, physical and emotional
abuse. Advocate for legal and social
justice for those 55+. SAIL is a safe place
for older adults, those who care about them
www.bcceas.ca
1.866.437.1940 (SAIL) Seniors Abuse &
Information Line Mon to Sun 8am-8pm
1.855.306.1443 TTY


Canadian Bar Association, The
Promotes fair justice systems,
effective law reform, equality in the legal
profession, discrimination elimination
Lawyer Referral Service
www.cbabc.org
1.800.565.5297 Dial-a-Law Scripts


Catherine McGowan Law
Over 30 years of expert legal services
www.catherinemcgowanlaw.com
8-1638 Pandosy Street 250.762.2345
See our ad on page 70


Clicklaw
Provides legal information, education and
help. Solve problems - understand your
rights; common legal questions
www.clicklaw.bc.ca


Community Legal Assistance Society
For benefit of those who are physically,
mentally, socially, economically or otherwise
disadvantaged, or whose human
rights need protection www.clasbc.net
1.888.685.6222 Vancouver

 

Dial-a-Law
A library of scripts prepared by lawyers.
Offers general information on a variety of
topics on BC law but not legal advice.
Free service available in English, Chinese
and Punjabi via the Internet and by phone
www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Dial-A-Law
1.800.565.5297 Recorded Information


Kimmitt Wrzesniewski
When legal advice is what you need
www.kimmitt.ca
202-1433 St. Paul Street, Kelowna
250.763.6441
See our ad on page 69


Lawyer Referral Service
Canadian Bar Association service enables
members of the public to consult with a
lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25
www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public
1.800.663.1919 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


Legal Services Society
If you have a legal problem and can’t
afford a lawyer, we can help. See web site
for Kelowna offices and hours
www.legalaid.bc.ca
• Family LawLINE
LawLINE lawyers give brief ‘next stop’
advice about family law issues such as
custody, access, guardianship, child
support, spousal support, property
division, family agreements, adoption and
court procedures. Mon-Tue-Thur-Fri 9:00
am to 3 pm, Wed 9:00 to 2:30 pm
www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca 1.866.577.2525

 

People’s Law School
Provides public legal education and info
www.publiclegaled.bc.ca
604.331.5400 Vancouver
• Wikibooks Law School booklets
available: Being an Executor, Writing
your Will, Power of Attorney, others


Public Guardian & Trustee of BC
Unique statutory role to protect the
interests of those who lack legal capacity
to protect their own interests. Protect the
legal, financial, personal and health care
interests of adults who require assistance
in decision making. Administer the estates
of deceased and missing persons
www.trustee.bc.ca
1345 St. Paul Street, Kelowna
250.712.7576 1.800.663.7867

Policing

Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers
Receives tips from anonymous callers,
passes information on to police to help
solve cases. Reward of up to $2,000
based on the extent of information
received and the results obtained. Leave
a tip on web site home page.
www.crimestoppers.net
1.800.222.TIPS (8477)


Kelowna Regional RCMP
The RCMP embraces the principles of
Community Policing which acknowledges
the unique needs and problems specific to
our community. Addressing public safety

concerns is truly an interactive process
between the police and community. The
RCMP’s Crime Prevention Unit specializes
in working with residents and businesses
to address these concerns. Call or visit a
Community Policing office to learn more
about your police service, current crime
prevention tips, or seek advise on dealing
with neighbourhood safety concerns.
www.kelowna.ca/police


Kelowna Community Policing Offices
• 115 McIntosh Road
250.765.6355
• 100-1450 KLO Road
250.470.0600
See our ad and article on page 10


Community Policing
Community project of volunteer citizens
who patrol and become the extended eyes
and ears of the police service
• Lake Country Community Policing
Citizens Patrol, Speed Watch, Child
I.D., Auto Crime. Volunteers needed
www.lakecountrycommunitypolicing.ca
3231 Berry Road (RCMP)
250.766.5400 Richard lccp@shaw.ca
• Peachland Community Policing
4431 6 Street
www.peachlandcommunitypolicing.ca
250.767.2623 Mon-Fri 1-4pm
• West Kelowna Community Policing
Citizens Patrol, Traffic Watch, Child
I.D., Seniors’ Contact Program, BCSC
Tipsters. Stolen Auto Recovery
http://westkelownacommunitypolicing.ca
250.707.8022 wkcp@shaw.ca
2390 Dobbin Road (RCMP)


RCMP Victim Services
www.kelowna.ca/CM/Page4455.aspx
350 Doyle Avenue, Kelowna
Moving to new address late spring 2017...
1190 Richter Street
250.470.6242 Mon-Sat 8am-5pm


Royal Canadian Mounted Police
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Emergency only: dial 9-1-1
• Kelowna Regional Detachment
350 Doyle Avenue 250.762.3300
Moving to new address late spring 2017..
1190 Richter Street 250.762.3300
• 3231 Berry Road, Lake Country
250.766.2288
• 2390 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna
250.768.2880


Senior’s Guide to Safety & Security
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Click on ‘Scams and fraud’, then
‘Publications’ under the Resources
heading, then ‘Crime Prevention & Safety’


VictimLinkBC
Confidential multilingual 24 hour telephone
help line for victims of family and sexual
violence, all other crimes
www.victimlinkbc.ca
1.800.563.0808 604.875.0885 TTY
604.836.6381 Text

 

Insurance

ICBC Seniors Insurance
Discount available for ICBC basic
insurance for 65+ registered owners and
operators, pleasure only. Also Experienced
Driver savings, Disability and Antitheft
device discounts. See web site or visit an
AutoPlan broker for details
www.icbc.com/autoplan/costs/pages/
discounts-and-savings.aspx


Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies
Customer Service, First & Foremost. 3
Central Okanagan offices to serve you
www.jmins.com
See our ad on page 71

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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