April 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
Apr 1-3 | Apr 4-10 | Apr 11-17 | Apr 18-29
Looking for events for intermediaries? Jump to the next section.

April 4-10, 2022

  • Copyright Conversations with Lucinda Turner: Stolen Northwest Art (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
    • What: The digital age has created previously unimaginable opportunities for artists to amplify their voices and promote their work online. Artists now have endless ways to engage with audiences, creating new income streams and economic freedoms for creators across the globe. But what happens when the work being sold has been stolen from another artist? Learn about the work being done to address the rampant ethnic fraud in the Canadian Indigenous arts and culture sector, and Lucinda Turner’s call for an Indigenous Artists Registry. 
    • When: Monday, April 4th, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • SHARP Workplaces training session: Legal Options and Remedies for workers (Webinar)
    by SHARP Workplaces
    • What: This session provides information and resources workers need to understand the legal options available to anyone who experiences sexual harassment in the workplace and the employer’s obligations when a worker pursues a legal option.
    • When: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • BC RentSmart Certificate Virtual Course (Webinar)
    by RentSmart
    • What: The course is a fun and interactive way to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, budgeting, communicating effectively with your landlord and neighbours, and tips on how to take care of your home.
    • When: Wednesday, April 6th 11:00 AM to April 13th, 2022 12:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

April 11-17, 2022

  • What’s an NDA? (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
    • What: Join Julie Macfarlane, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor, and human rights lawyer Clea Parfitt, for an in-depth discussion on the International Movement to Ban Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). CBMS International Canada/CBMS International UK have joined forces to stop the expanding misuse of these types of contracts by demanding new legislation and regulation to stop “gag orders” from being used in settlements of cases of sexual misconduct, racism, pregnancy discrimination and other human rights violations.
    • When: Monday, April 11th, 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Navigating Employment on the FASD Spectrum (Webinar)
    by YWCA
    • What: Featuring FASD Key Workers and Support Specialists, as well as individuals with FASD and lived experience, this conference will focus on employment for people with FASD, from both employee and employer perspectives. Registration is essential and space is limited to 100 attendees.
    • When: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

April 18-29, 2022

  • BC RentSmart Certificate Virtual Course (Webinar)
    by RentSmart
    • What: The course is a fun and interactive way to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, budgeting, communicating effectively with your landlord and neighbours, and tips on how to take care of your home.
    • When: Tuesday, April 19th 1:30 PM to Monday, April 25th, 2022 3:00 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: Thursday, April 21st, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Online 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, April 21st, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: $25.00
  • Renting in British Columbia (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: What questions do you have about renting in British Columbia? Maybe you’re a tenant with questions about rent increases. Or maybe you’re a landlord with questions about what to include in a rental agreement. Whether tenant or landlord, you’ll benefit from learning about renting in BC in this session.
    • When: Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • B.C.’s Human Rights Code educational sessions: Employment (Webinar)
    by BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
    • What: This session covers the area of discrimination and employment. Whether you are an employer, employee or both there is a legal obligation to have human rights protected in the workplace.
    • When: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Non-Profit (In-person workshop)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
    • What: This workshop is a must for anyone interested in forming a society, or existing senior staff and Board members of any nonprofit organizations operating in the province in British Columbia!
    • When: Thursday, April 28th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: $80.00
  • 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, April 28th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • 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.
Apr 1-3 | Apr 4-10 | Apr 11-17 | Apr 18-29
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

April 4-10, 2022

  • 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

April 18-29, 2022

  • Sex Work Laws in Canada: Toward a Rights-Based Law Reform (Webinar)
    by LEAF and West Coast LEAF
    • What: This panel will discuss the impact of Canada’s sex work laws on sex workers and gender equality. Currently, Canada’s sex work laws criminalize many aspects of the sex industry, including the sale of sexual services and third party involvement (i.e., materially benefitting from someone doing sex work).
    • When: Thursday, April 28th, 2022 Noon to 1:30 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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