August 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
August 1-8| August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31 
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August 9-15, 2021

  • 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, August 11th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free

August 16-22, 2021

  • 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 understand RDSP basics and review our glossary of terms before attending this workshop.
    • When: Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 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.
August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31 
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August 9-15, 2021

  • Human Rights and Housing Rights (Webinar)
    by National Alliance to End Rural/Remote Homelessness
    • What: Interested in the intersections between human rights and rural and remote homelessness?? Join NAERRH Community of Practice call for a discussion on what the human right to housing means for their work in the sector.
    • When: Thursday, August 12th, 2021 10:00 AM
    • Cost: Free

August 16-22, 2021

  • Legal Advocacy to End Discrimination Against Women with Disabilities (Webinar)
    by DAWN Canada, ARCH Disability Law Centre, LEAF
    • What: This webinar brings together representatives from DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada), ARCH Disability Law Centre, and Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to discuss their ongoing legal advocacy regarding gender-based violence against women with disabilities. Presenters will share the various faces of gender-based violence for women and girls with disabilities and speak about efforts to include intersectional feminist lenses in legal advocacy addressing discrimination against women with disabilities.
    • When: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free

August 23-31, 2021

September 2021 Events

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

  • Pro Bono Going Public 2021 (Online and Telephone)
    by Access Pro Bono
    • What: Volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice by telephone or online in a 10-day province-wide advice-a-thon. Clients will be low-to-modest income British Columbians in need of urgent legal advice. All appointments will be pre-scheduled.
    • When: September 13-24, 2021 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • 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 new service on the MyLawBC website. Free mediation for child support from Legal Aid BC.

Free mediation for child support from Legal Aid BC

By Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid BC recently launched a new service on the MyLawBC website to provide free mediation for child support issues. The Family Resolution Centre (FRC) is an online service that helps separated parents with low and moderate incomes resolve issues about raising their children like where the kids will live, how important decisions will be made, and now child support.

The FRC is an online service where parents will exchange their ideas about how to resolve the issues important to their family. Parents are provided with information and resources and a space where they can work together to create an agreement that works for their family. If they get stuck, they can ask for the help of a mediator at the click of a button.

When a mediator comes into the process, they can help the parents find common ground. Five hours of free mediation is available for parenting issues and for child support, for a total of ten hours for parents who need to resolve both. The FRC combines self-help tools with expert assistance to reach a resolution that works best for each family.

Visit MyLawBC to learn more about the Family Resolution Centre. Also available via Clicklaw.

A screenshot of Family Resolution Centre's webpage

About Legal Aid BC

LABC logo

Legal Aid BC (LABC) provides legal aid in British Columbia. Created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979, LABC is a non-profit organization whose priority is to serve the interests of low income people who have legal problems. LABC is funded primarily by the provincial government and receives grants from the Law Foundation and Notary Foundation. Legal representation services are available for financially eligible people facing some types of family law matters, and child protection, refugee, or criminal law problems. Public legal education and information is integral to our services. It includes legal information and community referrals. We provide online information through our LABC website, Family Law in BC website, Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website, and MyLawBC website.

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