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December 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
Dec 1-5Dec 6-12 | Dec 13-19 | Dec 20-31
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December 1-5, 2021

  • B.C.’s Human Rights Code educational sessions: Employment (Webinar)
    by BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
    • What: This upcoming session covers the area of employment. Whether you are an employer, employee or both there is a legal obligation to have human rights protected in the workplace.  Please join BCHRC during these interactive sessions and learn about your rights and responsibilities as they relate to this area.
    • When: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Pivoting to Digital: Theatre Edition (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
    • What: In bringing the stage to our screens, theatre and performing artists have taken advantage of an expanding array of digital tools. What new legal relationships and challenges have emerged in this process? And how will these changes shape post-pandemic theatre?
    • When: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

December 6-12, 2021

  • Give the Gift of Peace of Mind: Planning for Health Care Decisions for Serious Illness (Webinars)
    by BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
    • What: Please join BCHPCA virtually for their Winter Lunch and Learn Series to learn about advanced serious illness planning and substitute decision-making laws in BC. Provide the ultimate gift of peace of mind to you and your family.
    • When: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 and Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free for members; Nonmembers by donation
  • 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, December 8th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • International Human Rights Day (Webinar)
    by CLAS BC
    • What: CLAS BC invites you to a virtual celebration to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 33rd Anniversary presentation of the Renate Shearer Award. This year the Renate Shearer Award will be presented to Cindy Blackstock in recognition of her tireless advocacy in support of the rights and welfare of Indigenous children, youth and families in Canada.
    • When: Thursday, December 9th, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

December 13-19, 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, December 15th, 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.
Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-12 | Dec 13-19 | Dec 20-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

December 6-12, 2021

  • Changing the Way We Welcome Refugee Claimants – Research & Recommendations (Webinar)
    by Kinbrace Community Society
    • What: What would a values-based, human-centred, and transformational welcome for and with refugee claimants in Canada look like?  Based on “From Humanitarian to Human” a community-based research project, Kinbrace asks you to join them virtually as they explore the findings of this exciting project, and dive into recommendations for change.
    • When: Friday, December 10th, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 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: October 2021

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

Solve Problems

Justice Education Society of BC (JES)

Small Claims BC (Updated)
JES just relaunched the Small Claims BC website with a new design. The site is your guide for civil disputes from $5,001 to $35,000 in Small Claims Court (a division of BC’s Provincial Court). The Clicklaw listings for its content are now up to date.

Kamloops Pride & Pro Bono Students Canada, Thompson Rivers University Law School chapter

Know Your Rights: A Toolkit for 2SLGBTQIA+ Folks in Navigating Youth, Healthcare and Criminal Justice Issues (New)
This online toolkit is a compilation of questions and answers around issues affecting 2SLGBTQIA+ folks. The content is divided into sections on criminal justice, healthcare, youth healthcare, and youth. The appendices are definitions, resources, human right complaints, BC Corrections, and forms.

Learn & Teach

West Coast Leaf

Re-Envisioning Public Legal Education (PLEI) (New)
Community and research-based insights about how to facilitate learning about the law in a way that supports movements for social justice. The report covers PLEI’s guiding principles, purposes, impacts, limitations, and potential harms, as well as wise and ethical practices for PLEI practitioners.


Access Pro Bono

Virtual Family Mediation Project (New)
Free online family mediation and advice services to low and modest income families. By referral from a Family Justice Counsellor, but you can also contact Access Pro Bono directly. The Project Manager will contact you and the other party to explain the process and answer your questions. Screening for family violence will be conducted during the intake process. All meetings take place over the phone or video conferencing software.

BC First Nations Justice Council

Virtual Indigenous Justice Centre (New)
The Centre provides no-cost legal services to Indigenous clients living in under-served areas of the province. The VIJC receives requests for legal assistance through a toll-free line which is answered by a trained call-taker. The call-taker, known as a navigator, uses customized software to make a booking with a free lawyer after asking a few questions including the type of issue and the area where the caller lives. For either a “criminal matter” or a “child protection” cases.

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