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
  • The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Session 1 (Webinar)
    by Canada Revenue Agency
    • What: What is the DTC and how to apply. A free webinar over two days for persons with disabilities to learn more about the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), how to apply for it, and the benefits and credits associated with it.
    • When: December 8, 2021 starting at 2pm EST (Duration: Approximately 30 minutes each)
    • Cost: Free
  • 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

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
  • The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Session 2 (Webinar)
    by Canada Revenue Agency
    • What: Benefits and credits related to the DTC. A free webinar over two days for persons with disabilities to learn more about the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), how to apply for it, and the benefits and credits associated with it.
    • When: December 15, 2021 starting at 2pm EST (Duration: Approximately 30 minutes each)
    • 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

  • Employment Insurance Primer (Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: Learn the basics of EI (qualifications), go through an actual application, dealing with common issues (missing ROEs, contentious reasons for separation, and how to deal with Service Canada agents).
    • When: Tue, December 7, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM PST
    • Cost: Free for volunteers and those not seeking CPD credits, $160.15 for those seeking CPD credits.
  • Client Centric Care: Applying An Access to Justice Lens (Online meeting)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: This is the AGM for AC Friends of Court. Agenda includes the Second Festival of Dangerous Access to Justice Ideas and presentations on various A2J topics.
    • When: Wed, December 8, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
    • Cost: Free for volunteers and those not seeking CPD credits, $160.15 for those seeking CPD credits.
  • The Colour of Violence: Gender, Race and Anti-Violence Services (Online event)
    by Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS)
    • What: As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and our new multi-year Colour of Violence project, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) invites you to a powerhouse discussion with Black, Indigenous, immigrant/refugee, and racialized women on race, gender and anti-violence services.
    • When: Thu, December 9, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    • 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
  • 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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