(250) 847-5211

Legal Advocacy Program

 

Jane Murdoch

Jane Murdoch

250-847-5211 Ext: 210

Email: legal.advocacy@dzelkant.com

Jane Murdoch was hired by the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society in January of 2021 and is honoured to serve the community through the Legal Support Program. Jane was born in Whitehorse, Yukon and spent much of her childhood here in the Bulkley Valley. She has worked in both a professional and volunteer capacity to help vulnerable and underserved populations regarding homelessness and food security and she is passionate about helping people navigate the legal systems in place with dignity, cultural sensitivity and empowerment. As legal advocate, Jane offers a compassionate, safe place to bring your questions and concerns as well as the information and strategies to advocate for your legal rights.

The Legal Support Program is Poverty Law based. This includes legal problems that result from housing, income or food security. The Legal Support Program provides advocacy, information and referrals for the following Poverty Law Matters:

  • Tenancy
  • Income Assistance (welfare)
  • Disability
  • Government pensions
  • Child Tax Benefit issues
  • Debt/consumer
  • Employment standards
  • WorkSafeBC BC

A limited number of workshops and outreach are offered subject to availability. Legal Support Program hours are Tues-Fri by appointment. Drop ins on Wednesdays are available for people with barriers to appointments.

We are grateful for the Legal Advocacy Program funding provided by: