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Crime

BC Ministry of Justice
BC Police Association
Bureau of Justice Statistics: US crime statistics
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Police Sector Council
Public Safety Canada
Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, BC
RCMP
RCMP in BC
Victim Link BC
VictimsInfo: An Online Resource for Victims and Witnesses of Crime in BC

Education

BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
BC Council for International Education
BC Ministry of Advanced Education
BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Project
BC Post-Secondary Central Data Warehouse
Education Planner (post-secondary options)
BC Ministry of Education
BC School Statistics
Teacher Regulation Branch
BC Teachers' Federation
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Canadian Educational Association
Commonwealth of Learning
Edudata Canada
ERIC Database
Families for School Seismic Safety
Gateway to Educational Materials
Imagine BC: Dialogues on the future of British Columbia: Morris J. Wosk, Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (PCTIA)
Safe Schools Task Force
US Department of Education
Research Universities' Council of BC

Gambling

Alberta Gaming Research Institute
BC Association for Charitable Gaming
BC Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Gambling Literature Database
Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Housing

Aboriginal Housing Initiatives (BC)
Aboriginal Housing Management Association
BC Assessment
BC Housing
BC Landlords Association
BC Native Housing Corporation
BC Non-Profit Housing Association
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canadian Homebuilders' Association of BC
Co-operative Housing Federation of BC
Homeowner Protection Office
Provincial Housing Strategy
Rental Housing Council of BC
Residential Tenancy Branch

Land Use

Smart Growth BC

Poverty and Welfare

BC Ministry of Social Development
BC Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
BC Social Economy Roundtable (BCSER)  
Food Banks Canada
Make Poverty History
National Council of Welfare
PovNet

Religion

Adherents.com: statistics on religion
Bible Gateway: Search the Bible
Canadian Church Press: association for Christian newspapers and magazines in Canada
Catholic Encyclopedia: entire 1913, 15 volume set
New Testament Gateway: annotated guide to New Testament web sites
Religion Online: more than 4000 articles and chapters

Seniors

Ageline
Canadian Seniors Policies and Programs Database
CARP Canada
Centre on Aging: University of Victoria
Seniors BC: from the provincial government
Seniors Canada Online: from the federal government

Women

Canadian Women Voters Congress
Celebrating Women's Achievements
Dancing with the Octopus: BC organization that focuses on political engagement of women
Equal Voice: Electing Women in Canada
The Famous Five
Global Database of Quotas for Women: information on women's political participation
Institute for Women's Policy Research
PAR-L. A Canadian Electronic Feminist Network
UNECE's Gender Statistics
Women's Human Rights Resources Programme

Youth, Children & Families

AMSSA Newcomer Children Information Exchange (ANCIE): overview of key issues affecting newcomer children. Includes web links and research reports
Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal: access research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies
Children, Youth and Families: from the Canadian Policy Research Network
Child Welfare League of Canada: a national voice on behalf of vulnerable children, youth and their families
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada: provides services to First Nations child welfare organizations
Investing in Youth: from the Government of Canada Policy Research Initiative
McCreary Centre Society: "non-government not-for-profit committed to improving the health of BC youth through research, education and community based projects"
National Center for Children in Poverty: American public policy center
Parent Support Services of BC: provides support and information to parents.
Society for Children and Youth of BC: advocates for the well-being of children and youth in BC
Support Worker Central: support for the families of people with disabilities
Youth in Care Canada (National Youth in Care Network): concerned with youth in and from care