We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in June 2022.
Reform & Research
Pivot Legal Society
Stop The Sweeps: Ending Cyclical Displacement & Criminalized Poverty in Vancouver (New)
For everyone who relies on public space, the daily practice of Street Sweeps perpetuates a cycle of displacement that diminishes people’s dignity, safety, and well-being. This report contains research, documentation, and analysis of the negative impacts of Street Sweeps on low-income and street-involved communities in Vancouver and presents a list of demands in response.
BC Ministry of Attorney General
Family Justice Centres (Updated hours)
Family Justice Centres operate across BC to provide services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce. Each centre is staffed by accredited Family Justice Counsellors, specially trained to help families with parenting arrangements, contact with a child, guardianship, and support issues. They can help parents resolve disagreements without going to court. They provide short-term counselling, mediation, emergency and community referrals and other free services.
Justice Access Centres (Updated hours)
JACs are the place to come when you need help with family law and civil law issues that affect your everyday life. We can help assess what you need, provide information about your legal and related issues and refer you to the services that are available for your situation: self-help and information services; needs assessment; dispute resolution and mediation options; limited legal advice services; community referrals; and free publications.
Seniors First BC
Legal Advocacy Program (Updated hours)
The Legal Advocate program provides legal services to seniors/people age 55+ who are not able to access legal help due to low income or other barriers for legal issues involving residential tenancy, government benefits and debt.
Legal Programs (Updated hours)
Seniors First BC provides services to older adults who are not able to access legal help elsewhere due to low income or other barriers. They may provide services for the following legal issues: Residential Tenancy/Housing, Debt, Pensions and Appeals, Assisted Living/Residential Care, Discrimination, Abuse/Neglect, Financial Exploitation, Consumer Complaints, Guardianship/Capacity. Seniors First may also assist older adults with drafting wills and personal planning documents.
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