May 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.
May 1-5May 6-12 | May 13-19May 20-31
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May 1-5, 2024

  • The Importance of Staying Connected (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Vancouver Coastal Health
    • What: This interactive presentation introduces the importance of staying connected. It discusses the risk factors associated with social isolation and loneliness, the correlation with decreased well-being, and reminders and resources about how we can do our part to stay connected with loved ones in our lives. This is an in-person event held at Westwinds Senior Living, 38275 3 Ave Squamish.
    • When: Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Everyday Law Series: How You Can Get Free Legal Information and Services (In-Person and Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: This event is presented by AC Friends of Court in partnership with Vancouver Public Library. AC’s volunteers help you understand legal procedures and complete paperwork. The in-person is held at Vancouver Public Library Kensington 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews. There’s a 20-seat limit. You can attend via Zoom as well. The presentation will be delivered in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
    • When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

May 6-12, 2024

  • The Importance of Staying Connected (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Newton Seniors Center Computer Club
    • What: This interactive presentation introduces the importance of staying connected. It discusses the risk factors associated with social isolation and loneliness, the correlation with decreased well-being, and how we can do our part to stay connected with loved ones in our lives. This is an in-person event held at Newton Seniors Centre, 13775 – 70th Ave Surrey in the auditorium.
    • When: Monday, May 6th, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Frauds and Scams (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Cloverdale 55+ Computer Club
    • What: 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. This is an in-person event held at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 – 176 Street Surrey.
    • When: Thursday, May 9th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free

May 13-19, 2024

  • Worker Rights in BC Part 2 (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: What are your most pressing work-related legal questions? This webinar will answer questions about your rights as a worker and how to deal with problems at work. They’ll be focusing on questions from you and other attendees. PLS invites you to join them to deepen your understanding of worker rights and how to navigate problems.
    • When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Personal Planning through Storytelling: Representation Agreements (Webinar)
    by Nidus and Memorial Society of BC
    • What: Presented by Nidus and hosted by Memorial Society of BC. 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, May 15th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Advance Planning (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Vancouver Public Library
    • What: Advance planning can help ensure your wishes will be respected if you were to become incapable and when you pass away. Hear from a Seniors First BC lawyer about tools that can help plan for your future. Held in-person at the Montalbano Family Theatre, Level 8 VPL Central, 350 West Georgia St.
    • When: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 1 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Intro to the RDSP webinar is 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 is needed.
    • When: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and City of Burnaby
    • What: This presentation addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and indicators, risk factors, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected with others and introduce several resources that can assist older adults and concerned third parties in situations of elder abuse. Held in-person at City Hall Council Chambers, 4949 Canada Way Burnaby.
    • When: Thursday, May 16th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Understanding wills, trusts, and estate planning can help secure your financial future or the financial future of a loved one with a disability. This webinar covers topics including considerations when creating a will, tips for protecting your loved ones when family passes, types of trusts, and more. Registration is limited to 60 people.
    • When: Thursday, May 16th, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free

May 20-31, 2024

  • Canadian Citizenship Workshop (Webinar)
    by Mosaic
    • What: Are you a permanent resident of Canada aspiring to become a Canadian citizen? Join this comprehensive and engaging Canadian Citizenship Workshop to enhance your understanding of Canadian history, government, regions, and more. This interactive, informative, and supportive online event is designed to support you on your path to Canadian citizenship. This is a 4-day event.
    • When: Tuesday, May 21st to Friday, May 24th, 2024 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Talking to Exes: communicating with an abusive partner after separation (Webinar)
    by YWCA
    • What: Join River Shannon, Staff Lawyer with the YWCA Legal Education Program for a free, online workshop on how to communicate more effectively and safely with a former partner – particularly around the care of children.
    • When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This Advanced RDSP webinar is for people who have an RDSP or have already taken Level 1 and would like to deepen their knowledge of the RDSP and learn how to maximize its growth. This webinar includes more complicated information so attendees should already have a basic understanding of the RDSP. It is also recommended that attendees review the glossary of terms beforehand.
    • When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:45 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.
May 1-5 | May 6-12 | May 13-19 | May 20-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

We will update this section when more events are announced.


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April 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.
April 1-7April 8-14 | April 15-21April 22-30
Looking for events for intermediaries? Jump to the next section.

April 1-7, 2024

  • The DTC and RDSP: Essential Steps French (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Finautonome est heureux de vous inviter à une conférence portant sur les credits d’impôt pour personnes handicapées (CIPH) ainsi que sur le Régime Enregistré d’Épargne Invalidité (REEI), en partenariat avec Plan Institute. Cette session vise à vous guider à travers le processus de demande du crédit d’impôt, tout en soulignant l’importance fondamentale de solliciter le REEI.
    • When: Jeudi, 4 Avril 2024 18 heures
    • Cost: Gratuite
  • How You Can Get Free Legal Information and Services (In-Person and Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court Society
    • What: AC Friends of Court is pleased to announce the return of their Everyday Law Series. In partnership with the Richmond Public Library, AC will be presenting “How You Can Get Free Legal Information and Services”. It will be presented in person at RPL’s Brighouse branch at 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond and via Zoom. The presentation will be delivered in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. In person attendance is limited to 30 seats.
    • When: Saturday, April 6th, 2024 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

April 8-14, 2024

  • Worker Rights in BC Part 1 (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: When it comes to your work, how well do you know your rights? What right does your employer have (or not have) to private information about you? Are you an employee or a contractor, and why does it matter? What rights do you have when you’re let go from a job? And, if you think there’s a problem, how do you deal with it? For answers to these questions and more, join PLS for this webinar about worker rights in BC.
    • When: Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Frauds and Scams (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Vancouver Public Library
    • What: 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. Held at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street.
    • When: Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • The Importance of Staying Connected (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Abbotsford Recreation Centre
    • What: This 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 ideas for how we can stay connected with others. Held at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford.
    • When: Thursday, April 11th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • The Importance of Staying Connected (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Renfrew Park Community Centre
    • 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. Held at Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 East 22nd Ave., Vancouver.
    • When: Friday, April 12th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free

April 15-21, 2024

  • Frauds and Scams (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Edmonds Community Centre
    • What: 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. Held at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby.
    • When: Monday, April 15th, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 1 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: The Level 1: Intro to the RDSP webinar is 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 is needed.
    • When: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • RSTP: Preparing a Successful Application (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: Join RSTP for a hands-on webinar about Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. In this third session, they will take a look at the application process. If you’re already a sponsor, you are welcome to join again for a quick refresher course.
    • When: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Understanding wills, trusts, and estate planning can help secure your financial future or the financial future of a loved one with a disability. This webinar covers topics including considerations when creating a will, tips for protecting your loved ones when family passes, types of trusts, and more. This workshop may only be relevant to those within British Columbia, as laws vary by province. Please note that registration is limited to 60 people, therefore early registration is encouraged.
    • When: Thursday, April 18th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free

April 22-30, 2024

  • RDSP Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This Advanced RDSP webinar is for people who have an RDSP or have already taken Level 1 and would like to deepen their knowledge of the RDSP and learn how to maximize its growth. This webinar includes more complicated information so attendees should already have a basic understanding of the RDSP. It is also recommended that attendees review our glossary of terms beforehand.
    • When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Volunteers and the Law in BC (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Whether you’re a volunteer or an organization that relies on the help of volunteers, you may have questions about your rights and responsibilities, and risks to watch out for. As a volunteer, can you be held responsible for things that go wrong while volunteering? What legal duties do you have? As an organization, what steps can you take to protect your volunteers and your organization from liability? What kinds of policies do you need to have in place? For answers to these questions and more, please join PLS for their upcoming webinar with lawyer Mary Childs.
    • When: Thursday, April 25th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 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.
April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-30
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

We will update this section when more events are announced.


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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