March 2022 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 1-6 | Mar 7-13 | Mar 14-20 | Mar 21-31
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March 1-6, 2022

  • Stratas, Co-ops, and Human Rights (Webinar)
    by CLAS BC Human Rights Clinic
    • What: Co-ops, strata corporations, and all housing providers have duties under BC’s Human Rights Code to avoid discrimination against residents and take effective action if it occurs. In this interactive and engaging workshop, you’ll learn: how BC’s Human Rights Code applies to stratas and co-ops; stratas and co-ops’ duty to accommodate residents with disabilities; what to do when faced with an accommodation request; responding to situations of discriminatory bullying and harassment.
    • When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: $50.00
  • What is workplace sexual harassment? (Webinar)
    by SHARP Workplaces
    • What: This workplace sexual harassment “101” session is the first in our series and lays the framework for understanding sexual harassment in the workplace: how to identify it, how common it is, and factors that enable workplace sexual harassment to happen. This module provides the basic foundation for the other training modules.
    • When: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Taxes for people small businesses and self-employed seminar (Webinar)
    by Disability Alliance BC
    • What: DABC is hosting a session presented by Liaison Officers from the Canada Revenue Agency about tax tips related to small businesses or self-employed individuals. The session will cover: business tax deductions, common tax errors, and general bookkeeping.
    • When: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 10:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • What is workplace sexual harassment? (Webinar)
    by SHARP Workplaces
    • What: This workplace sexual harassment “101” session is the first in our series and lays the framework for understanding sexual harassment in the workplace: how to identify it, how common it is, and factors that enable workplace sexual harassment to happen. This module provides the basic foundation for the other training modules.
    • When: Friday, March 4th, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Costs: Free

March 14-20, 2022

At the intersection of MAID and dementia (Webinar)
by Dying with Dignity Canada (DWDC)
What:
Many of DWDC supporters have a keen interest in being able to make an advance request for medical assistance in dying (MAID), should they be diagnosed with a grievous and irremediable condition that may lead to a loss of capacity to provide informed consent. There are many misconceptions about MAID and dementia. This panel discussion is intended to help dispel these misconceptions.
When:
Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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, March 16th, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Employment and Human Rights 101 (Webinar)
    by PLEO
    • What: In this workshop, you will gain foundational knowledge on how to identify, plan for, and respond to legal issues that can arise related to employment and human rights. You will develop an understanding of the differences between an employee and an independent contractor and your organization’s responsibilities when hiring or terminating an employee.
    • When: Thursday, March 17th, 2022 10:00 AM
    • Cost: $80.00

March 21-31, 2022

  • Employment and Human Rights 101 (In-person workshop)
    by PLEO
    • What: In this workshop, you will gain foundational knowledge on how to identify, plan for, and respond to legal issues that can arise related to employment and human rights. You will develop an understanding of the differences between an employee and an independent contractor and your organization’s responsibilities when hiring or terminating an employee.
    • When: Monday, March 21st, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: $80.00
  • I Can, You Can, We Can: Strengthen Our Communities in Response to Racism (Webinar)
    by Surrey Together Against Racism (STAR), led by Mosaic
    • What: The event will provide legal and counselling support information for responding to racial discrimination and incidents. There will be Q&A sessions to answer your questions.
    • When: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 11:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • 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, March 23rd, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Workshop (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 online workshop, 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 24th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: $25.00
  • Defamation in British Columbia (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: When someone posts a hurtful comment about another person online, is this defamation? If it happens to you, what are your rights and how do you protect them? And what happens if you’re the one accused of defamation? Can you be made to pay money or sent to jail? To learn about defamation, tune in.
    • When: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • I want a divorce: my legal options in BC (Webinar)
    by AC Friends of the Court Society
    • What: Join AC Friends of the Court to discuss what legal options British Columbians have when they want a divorce. Attendees can ask general questions or get help booking their appointment from 7:00 to 7:30 PM. (English and Mandarin)
    • When: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 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.
Mar 1-6 | Mar 7-13 | Mar 14-20 | Mar 21-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

March 7-13, 2022

  • 2022 Equality Breakfast for Dinner (Virtual Event)
    by West Coast LEAF
    • What: Join West Coast LEAF on International Women’s Day for a unique virtual fundraiser and celebration.
    • When: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Cost: Ticket prices vary

March 14-20, 2022

  • Lobbying vs Advocacy (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
    • What: Join PLEO and guest speakers for the topic, lobbying vs advocacy. They’ll touch upon why is it important to distinguish the two. What is the danger in labeling advocacy as lobbying. And how is the Lobbyists Transparency Act negatively impacting the non-profit sector.
    • When: Monday, March 14th, 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

March 21-31, 2022

  • Law – Future Us: A Roadmap to Elder Abuse Prevention (Webinar)
    by Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
    • What: Krista James (Canadian Centre for Elder Law) provides a brief overview of Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada and highlights priorities and opportunities for legal professionals to better support older adults and address elder abuse.
    • When: Thursday, March 31st, 2022 11:30 AM to 1:00 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.


April 2022 Events

Plan ahead! Here’s a preview of what’s coming next month.
  • Legal Aid BC Resources for Self-Represented Litigants in Provincial Court (Webinar)
    by Legal Aid BC, CLBC, LawMatters, Clicklaw
    • What: This 1-hour interactive webinar will highlight the range of free, plain language and trustworthy legal advice and information resources available from Legal Aid BC for self-represented litigants in Provincial Court (i.e people navigating court without a lawyer). This webinar will focus on Legal Aid publications, which are available both online and in print, which can help intermediaries supporting self represented litigants.
    • When: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

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