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Useful Links

Here are some links to resources around the internet that can help you to find the information and help that you need. If what you’re looking for is not listed here please contact us directly.


  1. BC211.ca

As noted on their website, BC211 is a nonprofit organization that specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC. Their help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line.


  1. Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands
  2. Murray Rankin, Member of Parliament for Victoria
  3. Government of Canada
  4. Government of BC
  5. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  6. Hansard Services
  7. BC Government Directory
  8. British Columbia Provincial Electoral District Profile for Oak Bay-Gordon Head
  9. Electoral Map of Oak Bay-Gordon Head
  10. BC Laws
  11. Elections BC
  12. Enquiry BC
  13. BC Ombudsperson

Employment and Business

  1. Workplace Health and Safety
  2. Employment Standards in BC
  3. Applying for BC Employment and Assistance
  4. Starting/Expanding a Business
  5. Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Legal Information

  1. Legal Aid in BC
  2. BC Human Rights Coalition
  3. BC’s Independent Voice for Fairness
  4. Justice Institute of BC

Moving To / Within BC

  1. Change of Address
  2. Enrolment for Medical Coverage
  3. Road Travel Information
  4. Tourist Information
  5. TransLink
  6. BC Ferries

Health and Safety

  1. Medical Services Plan
  2. Staying Healthy – ActNow BC
  3. College of Physicians and Surgeons – Looking for a Doctor
  4. Oak Bay Fire Department
  5. Oak Bay Police Department
  6. Oak Bay Emergency Program
  7. Saanich Fire Department
  8. Saanich Police Department
  9. Saanich Emergency Program
  10. Victoria Hospital Foundation
  11. Victoria Hospice
  12. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
  13. Provincial Emergency Program
  14. St John Ambulance Canada
  15. Terasen Gas – Safety
  16. Healthlink BC
  17. Quit Smoking
  18. Smoke Free Homes


  1. Career Planning
  2. Funding Sources for Post-Secondary Students
  3. Greater Victoria School District
  4. Federal Government Resources for Students and Parents
  5. BC Ministry of Education Scholarships


  1. Residential Tenancy Office 


  1. Healthy Living for Seniors – Provides information on Provincial and Federal programs and benefits, and lists resources to help British Columbians plan for and live a healthy lifestyle as they age. Available online and in booklet form.
  2. Greater Victoria Services for Seniors – Links to information about key local, Provincial and Federal programs and services for seniors.
  3. Federal Government Resources for Seniors – Information on Federal Government programs and benefits for seniors, including the CPP Retirement Pension, the Old Age Security Pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
  4. Public Guardian and Trustee of BC – Protects the legal, financial, personal and health care interests of older and other British Columbians who lack the legal capacity to protect their own interests.
  5. Housing Subsidy for Eligible Seniors – [SAFER] Low to moderate income BC renters age 60 and over, may be eligible for monthly cash payments to help subsidize their rental costs.

Life Events

  1. Obtaining Birth Certificates
  2. Getting Married in British Columbia
  3. Separation and Divorce
  4. When Someone Dies

Persons with Disabilities

  1. Support and Awareness for People with Disabilities
  2. Employment and Assistance Information for Persons with Disabilities

Community, Arts and Sports

  1. Boys and Girls Club of Victoria
  2. District of Oak Bay
  3. Oak Bay Community Association
  4. District of Saanich
  5. District of Saanich Community Associations
  6. Greater Victoria Public Library
  7. Parent Support Services Society
  8. Union of BC Municipalities


  1. School-based weather station network
  2. Environment Canada Local Weather