July 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
July 1-4| July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-30
Looking for events for intermediaries? Jump to the next section.

July 5-11, 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: Thursday, July 8th, 2021 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 12-18, 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, July 14th, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts, and Representation Agreements (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: Seniors First BC will be presenting about Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements. This workshop focuses on the importance of advance planning, forms of financial abuse through joint bank accounts and powers of attorney, and strategies to deal with financial abuse.
    • When: Friday, July 16th, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 19-25, 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: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Elder Abuse: What is it? How do we deal with it? (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: Previously known as “Building Community Connections to Help Stop Mistreatment and Neglect of Older Adults”, this 60-minute workshop addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected to others through brainstorming community resources, and viewing a short video depicting a fictional story of social isolation and elder abuse.
    • When: Friday, July 23rd, 2021 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 1-4 | July 5-11 | July 12-18 | July 19-25 | July 26-30
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

July 12-18, 2021

  • HSABC Panel Discussion: BC Restart Plan & Its Impact on Shelters & Service Providers (Webinar)
    by Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC)
    • What: What will shelters, housing service providers and other service providers be doing in light of BC’s restart plan? Are you keeping some of the current guidelines in place permanently? How will this impact your funding/staffing levels/programming? This panel is meant to aid service providers and front line organizations as they start to think about how to continue to provide services in the midst of a changing landscape, new rules and procedures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
    • When: Monday, July 12th, 2021 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free for members; $25 for nonmembers
  • Learn and Connect Series on Homelessness | People with Disabilities (Webinar)
    by HSABC and Disability Alliance BC
    • What: This virtual, full day learning event for service providers brings together people with lived expertise and subject matter experts to build an understanding of policies and practices with an intersectional perspective, including The Power of Choice, Accessible Housing Supply, Inclusion in the Workplace, and other critical topics.
    • When: Thursday, July 15th, 2021 9:15 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 19-25, 2021

  • CanLII Tips and Tricks (Webinar)
    by Courthouse Libraries British Columbia (CLBC)
    • What: Lawyers and legal advocates are welcome to join this 1-hr interactive webinar on using CanLII for legal research. One of our law librarians will demonstrate how to craft a keyword search and narrow down your results using sample research questions. Some topics we will cover include using Boolean search terms and connectors, search filters and sorting options, and new content from human rights tribunals on CanLII.
    • When: Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Gender and Name Change Forms: A how-to guide (Webinar)
    by CLBC
    • What: A practical hands on tutorial on completing name and gender change application forms for trans, non-binary and 2 spirit clients. This two hour workshop is aimed at lawyers, law students, health navigators, social workers, case managers and others who are assisting clients navigate the name and gender change process for provincial documents in BC (Birth Certificate, BCDL, BCID and Service Card).
    • When: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 26-30, 2021

  • Litigation as Storyteller: R v Desautel and the Recognition of the SINIXT (Webinar)
    by West Coast LEAF and CBABC
    • What: Join West Coast LEAF and the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch for a webinar discussion about R v Desautel and the role of litigation in revitalizing Sinixt identity and community. For 65 years, since 1956, the federal and provincial governments have claimed that the S??aýckstx (Sinixt), an Indigenous First Nation from BC’s West Kootenay region, are “extinct.” The Sinixt have been fighting for decades for legal recognition of their rights and identity, and in 2010, Rick Desautel began his journey through the Canadian court system after engaging in a ceremonial elk hunt.
    • When: Thursday, July 29th, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:00 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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