Last Update: March 18 2021

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, CLAS and our team of lawyers have been providing updates and information regarding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Employment Insurance (EI), BC Temporary Rental Supplement Program (BC-TRS), and advocating for people who may be falling through the gaps between these new support initiatives.

Below, you will find various updates and information guides organized by their topic.

Given the federal and provincial directives around social distancing and flattening the curve for potential infections, the CLAS Office will be closed to the public effective Wednesday March 18th, until further notice. The length of this closure will depend on public health advisories and school and other closures, and during this time our staff will be working remotely off-site to serve our clients and communities.

CLAS will continue to provide services and ensure assistance is available to anyone as needed.

For legal service inquiries or to get in touch with your lawyer or advocate:

  • 604-685-3425 or toll-free at 1-888-685-6222.
  • Please leave a voicemail and they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff or you will get a call back from us.
  • Or email us directly at
  • You can also find specific staff’s contact information through Our People page.

For deliveries or to serve legal documents:

Please understand that our responses may be delayed as we work through this evolving situation, thank you.