Jan. 2017 Events – (Online, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Ladysmith, New Westminster, Vancouver, Victoria)
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- Monday, January 9 (7:00-8:30pm): People’s Law School in partnership with Burnaby Public Library presents Immigration Law—What Temporary and Permanent Residents Need to Know at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch on 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby.
You will learn about how to meet the residency obligation and renewing PR cards, steps to becoming a citizen, key points on sponsorship of spouses and parents, changes to the Caregiver program, the 4 year cap on TFWs, and about the Express Entry program.
Register Online or by Phone at 604-436-5400.
- Wednesday, January 11 (11:30-12:30pm): Nidus presents an online webinar, Planning for Health Care & Personal Care.
How can you plan for incapacity, end-of-life, and other support needs? Learn about Representation Agreements – the only legal document in BC to plan for health care and personal care matters. Find out about other documents being used and promoted in the health system – are they legal? What do they mean for patients and their families?
- January 11-25 (Various Times): BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support are hosting five (5) events:
Wednesday, January 11 (10:30-11:30am) 1-380 Cook Street, Victoria: Elder Abuse: What Is It? How Do We Deal With It? Workshop – Contact 250-384-6542 to register.
Thursday, January 12 (1:00-3:00pm) 620-8th Street, New Westminster: Frauds and Scams Workshop – Contact 604-519-1066 to register.
Friday, January 13 (12:30-2:00pm) 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver: Government Benefits for Older Adults Workshop – Contact 604-683-4574 to register.
Tuesday, January 17 (1:30-3:30pm) 630-2nd Ave, Ladysmith: Government Benefits for Older Adults Workshop – Contact 250-245-3079 to register.
Wednesday, January 25 (9:30-11:00am) 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam: Government Benefits for Older Adults Workshop – Contact 604-927-6940 to register.
- Wednesday, January 25 (11:30-12:30pm): Nidus presents an online webinar, Planning for Financial & Legal Matters.
Enduring Powers of Attorney or a Representation Agreement with authority for routine finances are legal documents in BC adults may use to plan for incapacity, end-of-life, and other support needs. If there are no arrangements in place, adults can lose their rights through adult guardianship, called Committeeship in BC. Find out how adult guardianship is the LAST RESORT in BC. Also learn about the limits of a Power of Attorney and Bank Power of Attorney.
- Thursday, January 26 (12:00-1:00pm): People’s Law School presents Identity Theft at 900 Howe Street, Vancouver.
Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor, Better Business Bureau will lead this session on: how to spot the scammers, how to protect your identity, and what to do if you are scammed.
- Tuesday, January 31 (12:00-1:00pm): People’s Law School presents PLS Resolving Conflict Series: Post Holiday Blues at 900 Howe Street, Vancouver.
Join for a fun and participatory seminar on: The dynamics of family conflict; How to approach difficult conversations; Tools for dealing with tension and conflict while building agreements; Where to find support from conflict resolution professionals and other specialists.
- Tuesday, January 31 (11:30-1:30pm): Law for NonProfits presents Revelstoke (Societies Act) Transition Workshop at Okanagan College Revelstoke, Rm 102-1401 First St West., Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0.
All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. 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.