Together Against Poverty Society
Our Impact Why We Exist
TAPS was formed to provide a network to address the well-being and concerns of individuals with low incomes. Individuals from a variety of backgrounds are to come together to address that purpose. TAPS believes that when people understand their rights and responsibilities, they can be empowered to make changes in their own lives and their community.
Our Story What We Do
TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues.
TAPS assists 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.
Our Programs How We Do It
TAPS provides legal education and training through seminars and free one-on-one legal advocacy and representation. TAPS also 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
- social assistance (welfare)
- landlord/tenant disputes
- employment diputes
- 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.