July 2020 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.
July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31
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July 6-12

  • RDSP Information Session – Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Level 2 – For those who already have an RDSP and want to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth.
    • When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM PDT
    • Cost: Free
  • Meet BC’s Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender (Zoom Meeting)
    by Office of the BC Human Rights Commission
    • What: The Commissioner is hosting virtual regional conversations. The conversation will include an overview of the Office of the Human Rights Commission, discussion on BC’s Human Rights Code, and a conversation about human rights issues affecting your region.
    • When: Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (for residents of Vancouver Island/Coast)
    • Cost: Free

July 13-19

  • Art Law Talks: A Visual Artist Panel on the COVID-19 Experience (Webinar)
    by Artists’ Legal Outreach
    • What: Heading into phase 3, how are visual artists faring? For this panel discussion we will be joined by Director of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society Esther Rausenberg, as well as East Coast visual artist Nadia Gohar to expand on the visual artist experience in COVID-19, and how this community can move forward.
    • When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Information Session – Level 1 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Level 1 – 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.
    • When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
    • Cost: Free

July 20-26

  • Meet BC’s Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender (Zoom Meeting)
    by Office of the BC Human Rights Commission
    • What: The Commissioner is hosting virtual regional conversations. The conversation will include an overview of the Office of the Human Rights Commission, discussion on BC’s Human Rights Code, and a conversation about human rights issues affecting your region.
    • When: Tuesday, July 21, 1:00-3:00pm (for residents of Fraser Valley)
    • Cost: Free
  • Human Rights and Essential Support Persons in Healthcare Settings during the Pandemic Crisis (Zoom Webinar)
    by Disability Alliance BC
    • What: Hospitals and other healthcare settings have changed their visitor policies due to the pandemic crisis. This webinar will address the rights of people with disabilities to have their essential support person(s) or attendant(s) with them in hospitals, despite restrictive visitor policies.
    • When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:00 AM to Noon via Zoom
    • Cost: Free

July 27-31

  • Virtual Workshop on COVID-19 related Frauds and Scams (Workshop Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: During these uncertain times, people are concerned about their health and well-being. Sadly, fraudsters are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to trick the public with seniors being the most vulnerable. It is imperative to be alert, stay informed and take precautions to ensure the health of yourself and your loved ones.
    • When: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 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.
July 1-5 | July 6-12 | July 13-19 | July 20-26 | July 27-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

July 1-5

  • Indian Day Schools (Webinar)
    by UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic in collaboration with CLBC
    • What: This 2-hour webinar will explore some of the history of Indian Day Schools in Canada, leading up to the recent Class Action for Survivors of Indian Day Schools. The presenters will cover a brief history of Indian Day Schools in Canada, followed by an exploration of the Claim form that survivors need to complete. This will be a practical guide for helping clients fill out the Indian Day School form.
    • When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 6-12

  • Taking Action for Justice: Steps to Addressing Systemic Violence toward Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse People Amidst a Delayed National Action Plan (Webinar)
    by National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
    • What: This presentation will focus on how the Federal Government can act now ensuring full involvement of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people, as stated in the National Inquiry’s Final Report.
    • When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • National Indigenous Justice Summit (Online conference)
    by Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, BC First Nations Justice Council, Indigenous Bar Association, Membertou First Nation, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (UBC), Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts, and other community advocates and allies
    • What: A discussion about changes that need to happen within the justice system to address the overwhelming level of racism faced by Indigenous Peoples, including police involved deaths, over incarceration and human rights violations.
    • When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 4:00 PM – CALL FOR JUSTICE: Forum of Indigenous Families & Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 8:30 AM – National Indigenous Justice Summit
    • Cost: Free
  • Substance Use Awareness and Safety Training (Webinar)
    by Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC)
    • What: The latest research on drug use, the effects on behaviour and skills to help as you support clients with addictions. This HSABC webinar applies questioning and exploration to understanding, and learning about the physiological effects of certain drugs, including: hallucinogens, depressants, stimulants, anabolic steroids and cannabis. 
    • When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free for members; for non-members, $1.00 fee
  • Managing Hostile Interactions Part 1 with Mario Govorchin (Webinar)
    by Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC)
    • What: Service providers are aware of the challenges of dealing with upset, angry, frustrated and confused clients. This workshop will provide participants with proven strategies for managing hostile interactions in a manner that dramatically increases the likelihood of constructive resolution for all parties.
    • When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free for members; for non-members, $25 processing fee

July 13-19

  • LGBTQ2S Awareness: Equity and Inclusion Training (Webinar)
    by Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC) and Qmunity
    • What: This webinar covers LGBTQ2S+ terminology and definitions, providing an overview and reflection on the gender binary and spectrum models, to bring to light how we understand and talk about gender and sexuality as a society (media, pop culture, in school or health systems, etc.), and how this rigid understanding can be limiting and exclusionary.
    • When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Members are free; Non-members pay $25.
  • Managing Hostile Interactions Part 2 (Webinar)
    by Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC)
    • What: Service providers are aware of the challenges of dealing with upset, angry, frustrated and confused clients. This workshop will provide participants with proven strategies for managing hostile interactions in a manner that dramatically increases the likelihood of constructive resolution for all parties.
    • When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Members are free; Non-members pay $25 processing fee

July 20-26

  • AC LEXtures: Judicial Review v Civil Litigation (Webinar)
    by Law Courts Center
    • What: Upon completion of the session, attendees will: (1) understand the key differences between a civil action and a judicial review; and (2) be able to identify how and when a judicial review is the appropriate next step instead of a civil action.
    • When: 21 Jul 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Single Zoom Seat Sale – Consider a minimum of $25 donation. These go to the Amici Curiae Friendship Society to help fund its operations. Amici Curiae and Social Justice In-Person Rate: $0

July 27-31

  • Protest Law and Civil Disobedience (Webinar)
    by Courthouse Libraries British Columbia (CLBC)
    • What: This 2-hour webinar discusses protest law and civil disobedience including the question: How is a lawyer to defend a person arrested at a protest or engaged in an act of civil disobedience?
    • When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Indigenous Rights in BC and Indian Act Amendments (Webinar)
    by UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and Courthouse Libraries British Columbia (CLBC)
    • What: This 2-hour webinar explores some recent updates to the Indian Act and an overview of some Indigenous rights in BC. Both advocates and lawyers are welcome to attend this presentation.
    • When: Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:30 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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