Mar. 2017 Events – (Online, Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver)
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- March 1-22 (Various Dates): Nidus presents online webinars on Personal Planning
Wednesday, March 1 (11:30-12:30pm) Online Webinar: Live Demo of the Personal Planning Registry
Wednesday, March 8 (11:30-12:30pm) Online Webinar: Planning for Health and Personal Care
Wednesday, March 22 (11:30-12:30pm) Online Webinar: Planning for Financial and Legal Matters
- March 2-April 27 (Wed & Thurs): Little Mountain Neighbourhood House at 3981 Main Street, Vancouver presents Free Income Tax Clinics
These clinics are offered to low income immigrants, students and seniors. You may be eligible if you have a simple tax situation and meet the suggested family income level. Your 2016 income was less than $30,000/individual or $40,000/couple. See poster for details. Please make appointment with Kim or Andrew by calling 604-879-7104.
- Friday, March 10 (7:00-9:00am): West Coast LEAF presents the 2017 Equality Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Celebrate West Coast LEAF and International Women’s Day at the best event this side of noon!
Keynote speaker: Dr. Cindy Blackstock is Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and a professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University. A member of the Gitksan First Nation, Cindy has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights.
Get tickets online. Sales end March 7.
- March 6-13 (Various Dates): People’s Law School presents the following events in Burnaby and Vancouver:
Monday, March 6 (1:00-2:30pm) Richmond Public Library – 7700 Minoru Gate: Power of Attorney (Cantonese) – Contact 604-231-6413 or click here to register.
Monday, March 6 (7:00-8:30pm) Burnaby Public Library – 4595 Albert Street: Wills & Estates – Contact 604-299-8955 or click here to register.
Monday, March 6 (7:00-8:30pm) Burnaby Public Library – 6100 Willingdon Ave: Criminal Law – Steps Involved in a Criminal Case – Contact 604-436-5400 or click here to register.
Wednesday, March 8 (7:00-8:30pm) Burnaby Public Library – 7311 Kingsway: Bullying Between Older Adults in Social Spaces – Contact 604-522-3971 or click here to register.
Monday, March 13 (1:00-2:30pm) Richmond Public Library – 7700 Minoru Gate: Last Will and Testament (Cantonese) – Contact 604-231-6413 or click here to register.
- Wednesday, March 15 (9:30-12pm): Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society (PLEO) presents The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know, at 100-938 Howe Street in Vancouver.
The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, officially proclaimed important changes on November 28, 2016. There will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed.
Register Online. Tickets are $50.
- Tuesday, March 21 (6:00-8:00pm): At the Downtown Vancouver Public Library (Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms), join a public forum on Making a Plan for Justice.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism – Join us for a public forum about access to BC’s justice system and the importance of public legal education. Speakers include: Kasari Govender, Executive Director, West Coast LEAF / Aleem Bharmal, Executive Director, Community Legal Assistance Society / Rick Craig, Executive Director, Justice Education Society / Lynda Hydamaka, Self-Represented Litigant in Provincial Family Court / Bill Veenstra, Vice-President, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch.
Free Event. Light refreshments provided. Reserve your seats at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.775.1033.
- Wednesday, March 22 (5-6:30pm): Join Public Engagement and Political Discourse Over Access to Justice at 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Coach House, Vancouver.
The urgency of Canada’s Access to Justice crisis – where more than half of family litigants and around one third of civil litigants now come to court without a lawyer – is attracting growing attention with the justice system. But is A2J is an issue that the public cares deeply about? Surely, if the public were really concerned about A2J, we would hear campaigning politicians talking about it?
Drawing on data from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, Julie Macfarlane will argue that we under-estimate the importance of A2J to growing numbers of people, and especially those both directly and indirectly affected by the self-represented litigant phenomenon. What will it take for this experience to be directly reflected in our political discourse?
Free to attend. No registration required.
- Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00am): TechSoup Canada and MTZ Law present an online webinar: An Update on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
Passed in 2010, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is developed to help Canadian individuals, businesses and organizations deal with spam and other electronic threats. CASL limits online commercial messages and prohibits unwanted downloads of programs. All Canadian organizations must comply with the Act, including nonprofits, charities, and libraries. On March 22nd, Maanit Zemel, Principal and Founder of MTZ Law (www.casllaw.ca), will walk nonprofits through the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) for Non-Profits and Charities, and the next deadline for CASL that will come into effect on July 1st, 2017.