July 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
July 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31
Looking for events for intermediaries? Jump to the next section.

July 4-10, 2022

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Before You Apply to Sponsor (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Join this interactive webinar that will provide the key information about engaging in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Follow Aliya and learn about sponsorship while she finds out: who is eligible to be sponsored, who can be a sponsor, the cost of sponsorship, and an overview of the application process.
    • When: Wednesday, July 6th 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 11-17, 2022

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Preparing a Settlement Plan (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Join this interactive webinar for an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program. Continue to learn with Aliya’s sponsorship group as they figure out why the settlement plan is central to the application, how to calculate the application budget, where to find the application guide and how to read it with ease. And let’s not forget, contingency planning!
    • When: Monday, July 11th 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Preparing a Successful Application (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Join this interactive webinar that will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program. It is time for Aliya’s group to fill the application package! Learn with our case study members as they find out what to include in their application package and the most common reasons for applications being returned and refused.
    • When: Wednesday, July 13th 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Privacy Rights in Canada (Webinar)
    by BC Civil Liberties Association
    • What: Join BCCLA Staff Lawyers Mara Selanders and Meghan McDermott and special guests Spencer Izen and Jessica Kim, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of The Griffins’ Nest student newspaper, for a panel discussion on privacy rights and freedom of expression in Canada today. This is a YouTube livestream. RSVP to receive link, RSVP deadline is July 11th. ASL available.
    • When: Wednesday, July 13th 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

July 18-24, 2022

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Preparing for Arrival and Orientation (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Join this interactive webinar that will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.
    • When: Monday, July 18th 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Fulfilling Your Obligations through Assurance (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Our case study group has an information request from IRCC! Join this interactive webinar and learn with Aliya and her group about how to keep sponsorship records and respond to IRCC’s requests. Plus, learn about the purpose and process of Assurance.
    • When: Wednesday, July 20th 2022 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP 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, July 21st 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Advanced Planning: Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts, and Representation Agreements Workshop (In-person workshop)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: This workshop focuses on the importance of advance planning, forms of financial abuse through joint bank accounts and powers of attorney, Medical Assistance in Dying, and strategies to deal with financial abuse.
    • When: Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:45am to 12:15pm PST.
    • Where: Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney St Vancouver, BC V5S 2X7.
    • Cost: Free

July 25-31, 2022

  • RDSP Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This Advanced RDSP workshop is for those who already have a RDSP or have already taken level 1 and would like to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth. This workshop includes more complicated financial information so attendees should already understand RDSP basics and review our glossary of terms before attending this workshop.
    • When: Tuesday, July 26th 2022 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Completing a Successful Sponsorship Year (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: What exactly happens at the end of the sponsorship year? Join this interactive webinar and learn with Aliya’s group and Samuel’s family as they plan how to work towards Samuel and Estelle’s independence and complete the 12 months of sponsorship!
    • When: Wednesday, July 27th 2022 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 1-3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

July 11-17, 2022

  • The Road to Safety: Indigenous Survivors in BC Speak Out against IPV (In-person event)
    by Battered Women’s Support Services
    • What: The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and Battered Women’s Support Services invites you to a community event releasing our year-long research project “The Road to Safety: Indigenous Survivors in BC Speak Out against Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
    • When: Wed, 13 July 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    • Where: 312 Main St., Vancouver
    • 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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