January 2021 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.
Jan 1-10 | Jan 11-17 | Jan 18-24 | Jan 25-31
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January 1-10, 2021

  • Elder Abuse – What Is It? How Do We Deal With It? (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: This 60-minute workshop addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse.
    • When: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

January 11-17, 2021

January 18-24, 2021

  • How to Submit a Refugee Sponsorship Application to ROC-O Via Email and Updating Applications After Submission (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)
    • What: This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.
    • When: Monday, January 18, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST
    • Cost: Free
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Information Session Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Advanced RDSP workshop for those who already have an RDSP or are deciding where to open their RDSP and want to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth. This workshop includes more complicated financial information and attendees should already have an understanding of RDSP basics before joining or attend Level 1 first.
    • When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Preparing for Arrival and Providing Post-Arrival Support: Handling Unrealistic Expectations and Practicing Ethical Consideration (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)
    • What: This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities when sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.
    • When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts and 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 21, 2021 7:00 PM 8:15 PM
    • Cost: $25 registration fee

January 25-31, 2021

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.
Jan 1-10 | Jan 11-17 | Jan 18-24 | Jan 25-31
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

January 18-24, 2021

  • Discussing the Promises and Problems with the Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit Children, Youth and Families (Zoom meeting)
    by CIAJ & Courthouse Libraries BC
    • What: Designed to initiate discussion and pave the way to a major national conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law to be held in Vancouver in November 2021. Speakers: Professor Hadley Friedland, University of Alberta Faculty of Law; Co-Founder, Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge; Koren Lightning-Earle, Lawyer, Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge (Samson Cree Nation, Alberta); Professor Naiomi Metallic, Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation). Moderator: Jennifer Cox, Staff Lawyer, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, Dalhousie University.
    • When: January 20, 2021, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
    • Cost: Free

January 25-31, 2021

  • Responding to Sexual Harassment Disclosure (Zoom Webinar)
    by PLEAC
    • What: The topic of this webinar is Responding to Sexual Harassment Disclosure. Our speaker, Chris Martin, is a Workplace Equity Educator for the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC). His main role is to implement an anti-sexual harassment, anti-gender inequity curriculum to enable businesses/organizations to move towards a more equitable workplace culture. He brings 14 years of experience in social work, activism, and public speaking to SASC’s 31 years of transforming the lives of survivors in our community.
    • When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM via Zoom
    • Cost: Free
  • Introduction to Social Media and Canva for Advocacy (Webinar)
    by PovNet and Workers’ Resource Centre
    • What: Are you looking for an introduction to social media and how to use it for your organization or cause? Have you wondered how to spruce up your graphics for social media messaging? In this webinar, we will be going over what social media is, tips for managing your social media, how social media impacts advocacy and activism movements, and an overview of the Canva tool interface to help you make eye-catching graphics.
    • When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:00 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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A Human Rights Approach to Mask-Wearing During the COVID-19 Pandemic (new)
by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
This policy guidance from BC’s Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender details how mask-wearing requirements must accommodate people with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from using of non-medical masks.

CanLII Manual to British Columbia Civil Litigation (new)
by Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
This manual has three main parts: (1) Areas of Law Pathfinders, (2) The Guide to Civil Procedure at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and (3) Annotations of the BC Supreme Court Civil Rules and Court of Appeal Rules. The publication is written for a wide range audience, including the public.

Enhance Access to Safety for International Students (new)
This booklet provides legal education, sexual violence awareness, and community resources for international students in remote/underserved areas in BC. It includes information on the law and consent, reporting sexual assault to the police, legal protection options, and human rights law.

Pets (newly added to Clicklaw)
by People’s Law School
Practical information on your legal responsibilities as a pet owner. Topics include taking care of pets at home, pets in public, and who can be held liable for dog attacks.


Legal Services for Muslim Women (new)
by Canadian Council of Muslim Women
The program aims to provide culturally appropriate legal services coordination for Canadian Muslim women seeking legal advice and counsel on family law issues. It is a one-stop referral service designed expressly for Canadian Muslim women to address their unique needs resulting from complexities related to Canadian and Muslim family laws. Fill out the client intake form on the website.

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