Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: February 2021

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in February 2021.

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COVID-19 Resources

We’ve added more online resources from trusted organizations about issues related to COVID-19. Here’s the Clicklaw link to online resources dealing with the issues.

Amici Curiae Friendship Society

  • Starting a Family Action in the Provincial Court (new)
    This five-minute video gives you an overview of starting a family action in the Provincial Court of BC. Includes what their Legal Form Workshops can do to help you with your legal forms.

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) 

  • Your Human Rights as a Tenant (new)
    This short video (3:34 minutes) explains how the BC Human Rights Code protects you from discrimination in your tenancy.

Department of Justice Canada

  • Changes to Family Laws (Information for Families) (newly added)
    This website has information on changes to Canada’s family laws. Includes an overview and more details on family violence, moving after separation or divorce, parenting arrangements, a child’s views & preferences, family dispute resolution, and duties for parents & others.
  • The Divorce Act Changes Explained (newly added)
    This technical guide provides information about changes to the Divorce Act through legislation Parliament passed in 2019. Each entry details the amendment to the legislation, explains the change, and provides the reason for it.

Law Society of BC

  • Guidelines for Calculating BC Limitation Periods (newly added)
    This document was developed by the Lawyers Indemnity Fund of the Law Society of BC, in consultation with the BC Ministry of Attorney General. It gives you a table of limitation period scenarios for BC claims paired with the effect of suspension of limitation periods and examples.

People’s Law School

  • Changes to the Divorce Act (new)
    On March 1, 2021, the federal Divorce Act is changing. As of that date, if you’re in the process of getting a divorce, or are thinking about getting divorced, the new rules will apply to you. Learn about some of the important changes coming to Canada’s divorce law.

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

  • Informed Consent and the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (new)
    With the provincial COVID-19 immunization strategy currently underway, health care providers are obtaining informed consent prior to administering the vaccine. The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) may provide consent on behalf of adults who are not capable of providing consent themselves.

Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (new website)

  • WCAT Appeal Process (updated)
    This page links you to information about the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) processs. There is information about Starting an Appeal, Responding to an Appeal, Preparing an Appeal, Status of an Appeal, and After an Appeal.
  • WCAT Forms (updated)
    This page links to you to the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) forms. It also links you to help with information, and to the publication, Starting an Appeal.
  • WCAT Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP) (updated)
    This page links you to the guides developed by Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) for the steps in the appeal process. Some guides are available in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) and Punjabi.

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2019 Bi-Monthly Update Series: September/October

To keep you informed, here are some highlights of changes and updates made to Clicklaw in September and October:

Jan-Feb | Mar-Apr | May-Jun | Jul-Aug | Sep-Oct | Nov-Dec

Disability Alliance BC

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Mediate BC

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People’s Law School

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  • Time Off Work – Practical guidance on the legal aspects of taking time off work. Learn your rights and obligations when taking sick days, taking a vacation, and taking other leaves of absence (e.g. personal days off, family responsibility leave, maternity leave, compassionate care leave, bereavement leave, parental leave, pregnancy leave).

West Coast LEAF

  • Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare – A report highlighting efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their stories of fighting to keep their children out of care. This report is an outcome of a year-long law reform project by West Coast LEAF in collaboration with the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre (FRAFCA), Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Children and Family Services (LMO), and Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre called Putting Families First: Shifting the Child Protection System.

Migrant Workers Centre

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New legal help services:

  • Respect at Work Hotline & Legal Clinics – Free legal information & advice to newcomers to Canada who have faced or are facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Referrals to employment and settlement services including emotional support and counseling. Clinics are held at ISS of BC offices in the Lower Mainland.

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