Together Against Poverty Society

Intake for our income assistance legal advocacy project is currently closed. Please check back here or give us a call at 250-361-3521 for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to re-open intake as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, if you need help with issues relating to your provincial assistance (IA, PWD, or PMBB) please reach out to: 
The Action Committee of People with Disabilities at (250)-383-4108
or The Law Centre at (250)-385-1221



Our legal advocacy projects provide help with income assistance and disability matters, residential tenancy disputes, and employment standards complaints. Our Volunteer Disability Advocate Project (VDAP) provides assistance with the application for provincial disability benefits, and our tax project helps with the filing of income tax. Please note: At present, we are only accepting tax filings by way of drop off for those who have or know the amounts on their T-slips. If you'd like help filing your taxes please drop by our office during open hours (see below), and we can provide you with a tax package to complete. 

TAPS does not assist with applications for income assistance or federal disability. 



Due to COVID-19, a few things have changed at our office:

  • Thursday Tax Clinics at the TAPS office have been postponed until further notice.

  • We are open for walk-up clients, but we ask that only 1 person enter the front desk area at a time to speak to a TAPS representative. 

  • We will offer appointments by phone, email, and video chat, and will make in-person appointments to clients when necessary.

  • Clients will be required to follow our safety protocols.




New and existing clients are encouraged to reach us in the following ways: 

By calling our main phone-line:  250-361-3521

Some of our projects may be emailed directly!

For tenancy questions please call the above number. Due to volume we are not able to accept new requests by email. 

For questions and help with an applications for provincial disability email:

For questions and help with income security matters for those already on income assistance or PWD email:

For questions or help with Employment Standards complaints email:

For questions or help with our income tax filing program email:

For all other general questions about our organization or to get in touch with administrative staff email:


Volunteer at TAPS!

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We are always looking for compassionate, reliable people to help us do the work we do. 

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