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August 2021 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 1-8| August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31 
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August 9-15, 2021

  • RDSP Information Session 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: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free

August 16-22, 2021

  • RDSP Information Session Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Advanced RDSP workshop for those who already have an RDSP or are deciding where to open their RDSP and want to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth. This workshop includes more complicated financial information and attendees should already understand RDSP basics and review our glossary of terms before attending this workshop.
    • When: Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • 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 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31 
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

August 9-15, 2021

  • Human Rights and Housing Rights (Webinar)
    by National Alliance to End Rural/Remote Homelessness
    • What: Interested in the intersections between human rights and rural and remote homelessness?? Join NAERRH Community of Practice call for a discussion on what the human right to housing means for their work in the sector.
    • When: Thursday, August 12th, 2021 10:00 AM
    • Cost: Free

August 16-22, 2021

  • Legal Advocacy to End Discrimination Against Women with Disabilities (Webinar)
    by DAWN Canada, ARCH Disability Law Centre, LEAF
    • What: This webinar brings together representatives from DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada), ARCH Disability Law Centre, and Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to discuss their ongoing legal advocacy regarding gender-based violence against women with disabilities. Presenters will share the various faces of gender-based violence for women and girls with disabilities and speak about efforts to include intersectional feminist lenses in legal advocacy addressing discrimination against women with disabilities.
    • When: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free

September 2021 Events

Plan ahead! Here’s a preview of what’s coming next month.

  • Pro Bono Going Public 2021 (Online and Telephone)
    by Access Pro Bono
    • What: Volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice by telephone or online in a 10-day province-wide advice-a-thon. Clients will be low-to-modest income British Columbians in need of urgent legal advice. All appointments will be pre-scheduled. This annual event raises much-needed funds and awareness for APB’s pro bono programs.
    • When: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

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: July 2021

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in July 2021.

Solve Problems

Legal Aid BC

  • MyLawBC Family Resolution Centre (Updated)
    This online tool for separated parents now includes free mediation for child support, in addition to parenting arrangements. 

BC Ministry of Attorney General

  • Understand My Ticket (New)
    This online tool from the provincial government helps people in BC decide how to deal with their tickets. It includes a solution explorer guiding you through options, an online ticket payment system, and a link to information about disputing a provincial violation ticket.

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

  • A human rights approach to mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic (Updated)
    This policy guidance from BC’s Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender details how mask-wearing requirements must accommodate people with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from using of non-medical masks. Updated in July 2021 to reflect the changing circumstances.

BC Residential Tenancy Branch

  • Residential Tenancy Branch: Renovictions (New)
    As of July 1, 2021, if a landlord wants to end a tenancy for extensive renovations or repairs, they need to apply for an Order of Possession from the Residential Tenancy Branch. This page explains the requirements to end a tenancy for this reason.

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