March 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.
Mar 1-7 | Mar 8-14 | Mar 15-21 | Mar 22-31
Looking for events for intermediaries? Jump to the next section.

March 8-14, 2021

  • How to Submit a Refugee Sponsorship Application to ROC-O Via Email for G5s and CS Sponsors (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: This session will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission. (In English.)
    • When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free 
  • Dementia webinar | Planning ahead: Do it now! (Webinar)
    by Alzheimer Society of BC
    • What: Join Emily Clough, partner at Clark Wilson LLP and strong voice for clients facing incapacity issues and learn how to begin legal, health-care and financial planning now, before dementia affects the ability to communicate. 
    • When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

March 15-21, 2021

  • Privacy and Recordkeeping Workshop for Non-Profits (Webinar)
    by Law for Non Profits
    • What: In this workshop tailored to non-profits, hear from PLEO Legal Director Martha Rans on best practices for Privacy and Recordkeeping to ensure your organization is in accordance with the Societies and Personal Information and Privacy Act.
    • When: Monday, March 15, 2021 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: $68.27
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan 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, March 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free

March 22-31, 2021

  • Buying a Used Car in British Columbia (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: People’s Law School gets a lot of questions from people who have bought used cars. Cars that broke down within days of the sale. Cars that didn’t meet the seller’s glowing description. Cars from “curbers” who weren’t licensed when they should have been. The best time to deal with questions about buying a used car is before you buy. They will answer common questions about buying used cars and give you information you need to help protect yourself from deals you’ll wish you hadn’t made — and how to work out problems when they arise.
    • When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) 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 have an understanding of RDSP basics before joining or attend Level 1 first.
    • When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:00 to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • 2021 Equality Breakfast for Dinner (Zoom event)
    by West Coast LEAF
    • What: The Equality Breakfast you know and love, now in the evening and on Zoom!
      Join West Coast LEAF on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Breakfast for Dinner, a unique virtual celebration. Join on your own, cozied up with your household or bubble, or alongside your colleagues for a joyous and thought-provoking evening, all for a great cause.
    • When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: $0 to $79.80 (pay what you can option)
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Becoming well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability. In this webinar you will learn things you should consider when creating a will, ways in which to ensure your loved one is protected when family passes, the types of trusts available, and more.
    • When: Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: $25 registration fee

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.
Mar 1-7 | Mar 8-14 | Mar 15-21 | Mar 22-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

March 1-7, 2021

  • Overview of COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card (Webinar)
    by West Coast LEAF and CLBC
    • What: Join West Coast LEAF for an overview of the findings of their COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card, which assesses how the BC government’s pandemic response has impacted the human rights of women and/or transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.
    • When: Monday, March 1, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Using data for change: Dialogue on data collection and the grandmother perspective (Webinar)
    by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
    • What: In 2020, BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner released the report: Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective. The report calls on government to collect race-based and other disaggregated data to illuminate systemic inequalities and injustices. It cautions, however, that the process of collecting, storing and sharing data is of critical importance. Since the report’s release, we have received many questions asking: 1) “How can disaggregated data address systemic racism?” 2) “What are the risks of disaggregated data collection to my community?” 3) “How can I apply the grandmother perspective in my work?” Join one of these engaging webinars to hear answers to these questions and more.
    • When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Using data for change: Dialogue on data collection and the grandmother perspective (Webinar)
    by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
    • What: In 2020, BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner released the report: Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective. The report calls on government to collect race-based and other disaggregated data to illuminate systemic inequalities and injustices. It cautions, however, that the process of collecting, storing and sharing data is of critical importance. Since the report’s release, we have received many questions asking: 1) “How can disaggregated data address systemic racism?” 2) “What are the risks of disaggregated data collection to my community?” 3) “How can I apply the grandmother perspective in my work?” Join one of these engaging webinars to hear answers to these questions and more.
    • When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Who Does Climate Change Impact the Most? (Webinar)
    by UBC Sustainability and PICS (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
    • What: Join students, staff, and community leaders for an exploration of what climate justice means and why it is so critical to climate solutions. Learn about climate justice in Africa, climate justice as a threat to Indigenous sovereignty, BC’s oil tanker and pipeline projects and climate justice, and the global policy framework for acting on climate.
    • When: Friday, March 5, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Allyship in Legal Practice: Supporting Queer and Trans Access to Justice (Webinar)
    by UVic OUTLaws Chapter
    • What: This free lunchtime panel event will consist of 4 speakers who will share how they advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples’ rights in their legal practice. From strategic litigation to clinic work, this event will showcase the many ways that legal professionals can be allies to queer and trans clients and colleagues.
    • When: Friday, March 5, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free; Registration required

March 8-14, 2021

  • Court Changes after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Indigenous Cultural Relevancy (Webinar)
    by Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) and CLBC
    • What: Speakers: Leah Fontaine, BCPS Crown Counsel | Duncan Crown Counsel Office | BC Prosecution Service, Indigenous Justice Strategy & Policy (Dakota/Anishinaabe/Metis); Mark Gervin, Criminal Law Barrister; Lecturer and Legal Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic,  Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia; The Honourable Justice Brent G. Hoy, Provincial Court of British Columbia
      Moderator: Scott Robertson, Senior Associate, Nahwegahbow Corbiere Genoodmagejig Barrister & Solicitors (Six Nations of the Grand River, Hodinöhsö:ni’)
      (In English, with simultaneous interpretation.)
    • When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free; Registration is required

March 22-31, 2021

  • Protecting the Human Rights of Long-Term Care Residents and their Families in BC (Webinar)
    by COSCO & NPF
    • What: The Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO) and the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) are hosting a series of webinars on the issue of human rights for older adults in health and long-term care settings. This is the first webinar in the series, titled Protecting the Human Rights of Long-Term Care Residents and their Families in BC.
    • When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:00 AM
    • 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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