June 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
June 1-5 | June 6-12 | June 13-19 | June 20-30
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June 13-19, 2022

  • 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, June 15th, 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, June 16th, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: $25.00

June 20-30, 2022

  • Becoming a Sponsorship Agreement Holder – Information Session (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Participants will receive information on the eligibility requirements and application process to become an SAH, as well as how to be added to the mandatory training course, and will have an opportunity to ask questions.
    • When: Monday, June 20th, 2022 6:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Webinar 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: Wednesday, June 29th, 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.
June 1-5June 6-12 | June 13-19 | June 20-30
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June 1-5, 2022

  • 29th John K. Friesen Conference (Webinar)
    by SFU Gerontology Research Centre
    • What: This year’s Friesen conference will begin with a discussion of facility-based Long-term Care and ways to make it safer and better. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of deficiencies, some relating to the physical plant and some to operations. The morning will open with a progress report on re-visioning standards. Attention will then turn to issues of staffing and to ways of ensuring not just quality care but also quality of life for residents and a positive work environment for staff.
    • When: Thursday, June 2nd, 9:30 AM to 3:15 PM
    • Cost: Regular: $72.98. Student/Senior: $32.55

June 6-12, 2022

  • Preparing Clients for Mediation in Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims (Webinar)
    by CLBC and SHARP Workplaces
    • What: Learn tips and strategies for preparing your client for mediation in a workplace sexual harassment claim from the perspective of legal counsel and a mediator. This 1.5hr presentation will focus on how lawyers can best assist a self-represented client to prepare for and navigate a mediation process. Lawyers representing a client at mediation may also benefit from this session.
    • When: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

June 13-19, 2022

  • Keeping Families Together: Reimagining Indigenous Child Welfare (In-Person/Live Streaming)
    by YWCA Metro Vancouver
    • What: YWCA Metro Vancouver will host this panel discussion to examine the state of the child welfare system and to imagine a more hopeful future. Four experts will share their perspectives and lived experiences. Designated special guests will bear witness to the truth sharing and will help create and hold a safe space for all. This will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
    • When: Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM UBC Robson Square 800 Robson St
    • 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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Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: April 2022

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in April 2022.

Solve Problems

Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU)

A Toolkit for On-Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Dispute Resolution (Newly Added)
This toolkit was designed for communities and individuals to help them learn about dispute resolution options, major issues, and important questions to consider when developing matrimonial real property laws.

Pivot Legal Society

Legal Information for People Attending Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions (Newly Added)
The information provided is a guide intended for people attending Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions so that they may be better informed when interfacing with law enforcement. This guide contains legal information on people’s rights at protests, the law of injunctions, rights upon arrest and detention.

Reform & Research

BC Law Institute (BCLI)

Public Hearings Project (Updated)
BC’s Local Government Act calls for a municipality to hold a public hearing when it’s adopting a land-use bylaw. The Public Hearings Project developed a study paper on (1) the origins of the public-hearing requirement, (2) its interpretation and development, and (3) its the goals and purposes.

Pivot Legal Society

Act Now! Decriminalizing Drugs in Vancouver (Newly Added)
Technical brief with 1 main recommendation: that non-federal orders of government implement decriminalization locally, by applying to the federal government for an exemption against the offense of simple possession. Though Vancouver is the focus, this recommendation is available to all jurisdictions.

Decriminalization Done Right: A Rights-Based Path for Drug Policy (Newly Added)
#DecrimDoneRight is a civil society platform based on evidence and rooted in public health and human rights approaches to drug policy. It is a product of collaboration from legal, human rights, public health sectors and informed by the expertise of people who use drugs.

Evaluating Canada’s Sex Work Laws: The Case for Repeal (Newly Added)
Analysis of the Criminal Code provisions in the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) shows that the legislation has resulted in sweeping criminalization of the sex industry, threatening the physical and economic security of sex workers.


Courthouse Libraries BC (Updated hours for some locations)

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