What is TAPS?

TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits, employment standards, and tenancy issues. We help over 5,000 people in Victoria each year.

TAPS helps all types of people – from professionals who have just lost their jobs, to people who have seen their health decline from living on income assistance.

TAPS also provides legal education and training through seminars, and produces has a newsletter, TAPROOT with updated legal information that is widely distributed throughout Greater Victoria. TAPS advocates help people in the Victoria area with matters that involve any of the following:

  • Disability benefits applications and appeals
  • Income assistance (welfare)
  • Employment standards disputes
  • Residential Tenancy disputes
  • Income tax for low-income earners

If you need help, call TAPS at 250-361-3521 to make an appointment. We also do referrals. Even if we can’t help you, we may know of an organization who can.