February 2024 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.
February 1-4February 5-11 | February 12-18February 19-29
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February 1-4, 2024

  • RDSP Level 2 with Family Services of Greater Vancouver (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute and FSGV
    • 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: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free

February 5-11, 2024

  • Government Benefits for Older Adults (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC and Granisle Better at Home Program
    • What: In partnership with Granisle Better at Home Program, one of Seniors First BC’s Legal Advocates is presenting Government Benefits for Older Adults, providing an informative overview of several federal and provincial government benefits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER), Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (RAHA), and more.
    • When: Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by Amici Curiae Friends of Court Society
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Surrey. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. Bring your legal documents and ID. This is in person at Sources Community Resources Centre Newton location, Lobby 105 – 13771 72A Avenue Surrey BC V3W 9C6. This service is provided in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Hindi.
    • When: Thursday, February 8th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

February 12-18, 2024

  • 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: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Advance Planning Presentation (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC and New Horizons for Seniors (Cortes Island)
    • What: Advance planning can help ensure your wishes will be respected if you were to become incapable and when you pass away. Presented by a Seniors First BC Staff Lawyer, join to learn about tools that can help plan for your future.
    • When: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • Ask a Lawyer Law for Nonprofits (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
    • What: Gain clarity on the legal issues that could be putting your non-profit at risk. Do you have a question about the Societies Act, board remuneration, privacy risks, membership structure, employment law or another area related to running your non-profit? Here’s your chance to ask a lawyer with decades of specialized experience.
    • When: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by Amici Curiae Friends of Court Society
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Richmond. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. This is in person at CHIMO 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond. This service is provided in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Hindi. Bring your ID and documents.
    • When: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

February 19-29, 2024

  • Personal Planning for Older Adults: Video Launch + Q&A (Webinar)
    by Nidus and BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRN)
    • What: What is personal planning? How is it different from estate planning? What if I have a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney – am I covered? What if I can’t make any of these documents? What will happen to me in an emergency if I can’t speak for myself? Learn the answers to these questions and more. There will be a short period for Q&A. All are welcome to attend.
    • When: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 10:30 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • Virtual launch event and screening of Introduction to Systemic Discrimination (Webinar)
    by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC)
    • What: Systemic discrimination is a major issue in B.C. and Canada, yet many people don’t know what it is or how to recognize it. That’s why B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner will be hosting a virtual launch event for a new animated short video, Introduction to Systemic Discrimination. This lunch-hour event will last 15 minutes and include an appearance from B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender. You are invited to attend the virtual launch by tuning in on LinkedIn or Facebook Live.
    • When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • The Importance of Staying Connected (In Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Mission Public Library
    • What: This interactive presentation introduces the importance of staying connected. It discusses issues of social isolation and loneliness including risk factors, the correlation between social isolation and decreased well-being, and how we can do our part to stay connected with loved ones in our lives. This is in-person at the Mission Public Library.
    • When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Making a Human Rights Complaint in BC (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you have questions about making a human rights complaint? What exactly amounts to discrimination? What can you expect when you initiate the complaint process? What factors should you consider before you file a complaint? How can you set up your complaint so you have the greatest chance of success? For answers to these questions and more, you’re invited to join PLS for this free webinar.
    • When: Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Government Benefits for Older Adults (In Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Vancouver Public Library
    • What: A Seniors First BC Legal Advocate is presenting on Government Benefits for Older Adults, providing an informative overview of several federal and provincial government benefits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER), Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (RAHA), and more. This is in partnership with Vancouver Public Library and held at VPL Central branch.
    • When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by Amici Curiae Friends of Court Society
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Vancouver. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. Bring your legal documents and ID. This is in person at 312 Main, A Centre for Social and Economic Innovation. This service is provided in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Hindi. An appointment is required.
    • When: Thursday, February 29th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 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.
February 1-4 | February 5-11 | February 12-18 | February 19-29
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

February 19-29, 2023

  • Working in Politics: Combatting Sexual Harassment with Legislatures (Webinar)
    by Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)
    • What: Legislatures are unique places of work. Elected officials, political staff, and nonpartisan employees work in precarious conditions with distinctive power dynamics. Like any workplace, workers regularly interact with one another, which means that sexual harassment can involve interactions between and within these different groups. Join PLEAC for a conversation to learn more about their key findings and recommendations for how to make legislatures a safer place to work.
    • When: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free

March Events

Plan ahead! Here’s a preview of what’s coming next month.

  • Essential Documents for Personal Planning (In-Person)
    by Nidus and West End Seniors Network
    • What: What are the essential legal documents in BC for those who want to plan for incapacity, end-of-life, and for after death? Learn how Personal Planning is different from Estate Planning. Find out how to make your documents and where to register them. A Nidus-trained volunteer will provide an overview of Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills. Held at Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay St., Vancouver. Registration is required.
    • When: Friday, March 1st, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

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January 2024 Events

Bookmark this post! It will be updated as more events are announced. Have a suggestion? Email us.

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.
January 1-7 | January 8-14 | January 15-21January 22-31
Looking for events for intermediaries? Jump to the next section.

January 8-14, 2024

  • 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: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by Amici Curiae Friends of Court Society
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Surrey. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. Bring your legal documents and ID. This is in person at Sources Community Resources Centre Newton location, Lobby 105 – 13771 72A Avenue Surrey BC V3W 9C6. This service is provided in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Hindi.
    • When: Thursday, January 11th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

January 15-21, 2024

  • Introduction to Seniors First BC with Langley Seniors Resources Society (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Langley Seniors Resources Society
    • What: In partnership with the Langley Seniors Resources Society, Seniors First BC is delivering a learning event about Seniors First BC Programs and Services. This presentation introduces their programs and services, along with a brief overview of elder abuse. Additionally, we outline examples of situations where their programs have supported older adults experiencing abuse. No registration required.
    • When: Monday, January 15th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Personal Planning through Storytelling: Representation Agreements, Nidus Registry & more (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre
    • What: What is personal planning? How is it different from estate planning? What if I have a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney – am I covered? What if I can’t make any of these documents? What will happen to me in an emergency if I can’t speak for myself? Learn the answers to these questions and more. There will be a short period for Q&A. All are welcome to attend.
    • When: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • 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: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Government Benefits for Seniors (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and KinVillage
    • What: Join Seniors First BC and KinVillage for a Government Benefits presentation in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library. A Seniors First BC legal advocate will present an overview of federal and provincial government benefits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER), Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (RAHA), and more. No registration required.
    • When: Thursday, January 18th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning (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 webinar, 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, January 18th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free

January 22-31, 2024

  • Residential Tenancy for Older Adults (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC and New Horizons for Seniors
    • What: Join Seniors First BC for a presentation in partnership with New Horizons for Seniors (Cortes Island). A Seniors First BC legal advocate will cover information on Residential Tenancy Law in British Columbia, including the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and the process involved in dispute resolution with the Residential Tenancy Branch.
    • When: Tuesday, January 24th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Frauds and Scams (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC and Prince George Public Library
    • What: In 2022 in Canada, there were 91,190 reports of fraud totaling 57,055 victims of fraud? with a total of $431M lost. This presentation introduces what frauds and scams are, common methods and schemes targeting Canadian seniors, safety strategies, and resources to consult if you or someone you know has been affected by frauds/scams.
    • When: Wednesday, January 24th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by Amici Curiae Friends of Court Society
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Vancouver. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. Bring your legal documents and ID. This is in person at 312 Main, A Centre for Social and Economic Innovation. This service is provided in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Hindi. An appointment is required.
    • When: Thursday, January 25th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Personal Planning through Storytelling: Representation Agreements, Nidus Registry & more (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre
    • What: What is personal planning? How is it different from estate planning? What if I have a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney – am I covered? What if I can’t make any of these documents? What will happen to me in an emergency if I can’t speak for myself? Learn the answers to these questions and more. There will be a short period for Q&A. All are welcome to attend.
    • When: Thursday, January 25th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • The Importance of Staying Connected (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Renfrew Community Centre
    • What: Join Seniors First BC for a learning event on “The Importance of Staying Connected: Preventing Social Isolation and Loneliness” in partnership with the Renfrew Community Centre. This interactive presentation introduces the importance of staying connected. It discusses issues of social isolation and loneliness, the correlation between social isolation and decreased well-being, and how we can do our part to stay connected with loved ones in our lives.
    • When: Friday, January 26th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • Scams and Identity Theft (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you have questions about scams and identity theft? What are the clues you should watch for? Are certain people more at risk than others? What options do you have if you get scammed? The best way to deal with a scam is to avoid it in the first place. The second best is knowing what to do if it happens to you. In this webinar you’ll find answers to common questions about avoiding and dealing with scams and identity theft.
    • When: Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Frauds and Scams (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Vancouver Public Library
    • What: In 2022 in Canada, there were 91,190 reports of fraud totaling 57,055 victims of fraud? with a total of $431M lost. This presentation introduces what frauds and scams are, common methods and schemes targeting Canadian seniors, safety strategies, and resources to consult if you or someone you know has been affected by frauds/scams. Registration is required.
    • When: Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 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.
January 1-7 | January 8-14 | January 15-21 | January 22-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

We will update this section when more events are announced.


February Events

Plan ahead! Here’s a preview of what’s coming next month.

  • RDSP Level 2 with Family Services of Greater Vancouver (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute and FSGV
    • 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: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • 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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