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August 2022 Events

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Educating & Helping the Public

Free or low cost events for the general public to understand and use the law. Follow the links to see cost & registration info. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. See disclaimer
August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-31
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August 8-14, 2022

  • Preparing a Settlement Plan: Financial and Settlement Responsibilities (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: This session for Groups of Five will focus on the importance of a good settlement plan when preparing a refugee sponsorship application. This session will help you learn the financial and settlement responsibilities of Groups of Five, things to keep in mind when completing the settlement plan form, the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table and the RAP rates when calculating the minimum level of financial support and important post-arrival considerations when providing financial support.
    • When: Monday, August 8th, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service (In-person)
    by Amici Curiae Friendship Society
    • What: AC will be at Chimo Community Services in Richmond on August 10. They can swear affidavits for $0. No appointment is necessary. Clients must bring their picture ID and the documents they need sworn. Chimo Community Services 7000 Minoru Richmond.
    • When: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Nidus Webinar Wednesdays (Webinar)
    by Nidus Resource Centre
    • What: There will be a short presentation on a specific topic and then it is open to your questions. Your questions do not have to relate to the specific topic.
    • When: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and every following Wednesday through to the end of November.
    • Cost: Free

August 15-21, 2022

  • Moving Beyond The Binary: How to Meaningfully Include Gender Diverse People (Webinar)
    by The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS)
    • What: LISNS is offering two free workplace gender inclusion training sessions this month, in promotion of their Moving Beyond the Binary guide. Some information will be specific to Nova Scotia, but most of it will be applicable elsewhere, including BC.
    • When: Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Nidus Webinar Wednesdays (Webinar)
    by Nidus Resource Centre
    • What: There will be a short presentation on a specific topic and then it is open to your questions. Your questions do not have to relate to the specific topic.
    • When: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and every following Wednesday through to the end of November.
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 1 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Beginner RDSP workshop for those who want to learn what an RDSP is, who qualifies, how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, and how to open an RDSP. This is best suited to people who want to learn the basics of RDSPs and get general information about the plan. No background knowledge needed to get the most out of this workshop.
    • When: Thursday, August 18th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free

August 22-31, 2022

  • How to Apply for No Court Filing Fees in BC Family Court (In Person/Webinar)
    by Amici Curiae Friendship Society
    • What: The session will include information on fee waivers, knowing if you qualify, and the documents for fee waiver applications. Attendees can ask general questions or get help booking their appointment from 7 to 7:30 PM. Offered in English and Mandarin.
    • When: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This Advanced RDSP workshop is for those who already have a RDSP or have already taken level 1 and would like to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth. This workshop includes more complicated financial information so attendees should already understand RDSP basics and review our glossary of terms before attending this workshop.
    • When: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Nidus Webinar Wednesdays (Webinar)
    by Nidus Resource Centre
    • What: There will be a short presentation on a specific topic and then it is open to your questions. Your questions do not have to relate to the specific topic.
    • When: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and every following Wednesday through to the end of November.
    • Cost: Free
  • Moving Beyond The Binary: How to Meaningfully Include Gender Diverse People (Webinar)
    by The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS)
    • What: LISNS is offering two free workplace gender inclusion training sessions this month, in promotion of their Moving Beyond the Binary guide. Some information will be specific to Nova Scotia, but most of it will be applicable elsewhere, including BC.
    • When: Thursday, August 25th, 2022 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free

Learning & Community Building

Free or low cost professional development events for intermediaries, the people providing information and support to members of the public in their interactions with the legal system. We only include those that are open to non-lawyers. Also, events by organizations who help British Columbians in their interactions with the legal system. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. See disclaimer.
August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

We will update this section when more events are announced.


Disclaimer: These events are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Clicklaw team of any of the products or services of the organizations. Contact the external site for questions regarding their events.


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Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: June 2022

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in June 2022.

Reform & Research

Pivot Legal Society

Stop The Sweeps: Ending Cyclical Displacement & Criminalized Poverty in Vancouver (New)
For everyone who relies on public space, the daily practice of Street Sweeps perpetuates a cycle of displacement that diminishes people’s dignity, safety, and well-being. This report contains research, documentation, and analysis of the negative impacts of Street Sweeps on low-income and street-involved communities in Vancouver and presents a list of demands in response.

HelpMap

BC Ministry of Attorney General

Family Justice Centres (Updated hours)
Family Justice Centres operate across BC to provide services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce. Each centre is staffed by accredited Family Justice Counsellors, specially trained to help families with parenting arrangements, contact with a child, guardianship, and support issues. They can help parents resolve disagreements without going to court. They provide short-term counselling, mediation, emergency and community referrals and other free services.

Justice Access Centres (Updated hours)
JACs are the place to come when you need help with family law and civil law issues that affect your everyday life. We can help assess what you need, provide information about your legal and related issues and refer you to the services that are available for your situation: self-help and information services; needs assessment; dispute resolution and mediation options; limited legal advice services; community referrals; and free publications.

Seniors First BC

Legal Advocacy Program (Updated hours)
The Legal Advocate program provides legal services to seniors/people age 55+ who are not able to access legal help due to low income or other barriers for legal issues involving residential tenancy, government benefits and debt.

Legal Programs (Updated hours)
Seniors First BC provides services to older adults who are not able to access legal help elsewhere due to low income or other barriers. They may provide services for the following legal issues: Residential Tenancy/Housing, Debt, Pensions and Appeals, Assisted Living/Residential Care, Discrimination, Abuse/Neglect, Financial Exploitation, Consumer Complaints, Guardianship/Capacity. Seniors First may also assist older adults with drafting wills and personal planning documents.


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