legal resources

July 14, 2021

Legal Aid BC: Overview of Child Protection Law and Parents Legal Centres

Get the latest updates on child protection law and Parents Legal Centres with our guest speaker Brian Dybwad, managing lawyer at the Parents Legal Centre in Campbell River. Date: Thursday, […]
July 5, 2021

Burnaby Family Life – Workshop Series: Queer + Trans History in Canada and BC

This workshop series is offered in partnership with Burnaby Together and Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table. Part 1 of this workshop series will take you through the […]
June 24, 2021

Burnaby Family Life: Let’s Talk About Hate Motivated Crimes and Incidents

Join Burnaby Family Life for a conversation on hate-motivated crimes and incidents, the laws around them, and support services available for victims. Presented by: Corporal Laura […]
June 17, 2021

LawMatters & Legal Aid BC: Legal Aid Resources & Forums

The LawMatters program works with public libraries to help community members access legal information and free or low-cost legal services. One of the ways in which […]
May 19, 2021

Event – Legal Aid BC: Pathways for women with precarious status fleeing violence

This webinar is presented by Legal Aid BC. Women in abusive relationships who are also involved with immigration issues have a complex system to navigate. Come join […]
May 13, 2021

Event – Legal Aid BC: COVID-19 Updates on Immigration Law

This webinar is presented by Legal Aid BC. Join one of Canada’s most respected immigration lawyers, Deanna Okun-Nachoff, in a webinar as she provides the latest […]
April 14, 2021

Canadian Refugee Law – Who is it Protecting?

It is an established legal principle that refugees present at or within Canada’s borders are entitled to basic protection under Canadian law. Where precisely these borders lie, however, is far […]
December 10, 2020

IRB – Practice notice: RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada public policies

On December 10, 2020 the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released a practice notice on “RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada […]
November 19, 2020

Training Webinar: Refugee/Asylum Claims – National and Local Updates from UNHCR Canada and Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on November 17, 2020, covers national and local updates on refugee / asylum claim due to COVID-19, from UNHCR Canada […]
November 18, 2020

IRB Canada: Review of the implementation of the SOGIE Guideline

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and […]
November 12, 2020

Kinbrace: Refugee Hearings During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating the refugee claim process can be complex, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources at the READY for My Refugee Hearing website will […]
October 19, 2020

Interest to sponsor forms for 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program now available

Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada can now submit an interest to sponsor form online. The […]
October 8, 2020

IRCC: Temporary replacement of a lost/stolen Refugee Protection Claimant Document 

Temporary replacement of a lost/stolen Refugee Protection Claimant Document  People in Canada whose Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD) have been lost or stolen may request a […]
October 7, 2020

New border measures to protect Canadian public health + travel restrictions update

News release October 2, 2020—Ottawa—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu […]
October 2, 2020

New Pathway to Permanent Residency: Refugee claimants working in the health-care sector – Practical information

The following information is provided by The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Pandemic Health Care Workers Practical Information On 14 August 2020, the federal government announced […]
September 25, 2020

MOSAIC: Free Refugee Claim Process in Canada Workshop

Join MOSAIC for a free Refugee Claim Process in Canada workshop on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020! Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Workshop on ZOOM (phone or […]
September 11, 2020

Event: Learn More about BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

You and people in your community are invited to attend a virtual regional conversation in Metro Vancouver. These conversations are an opportunity for folks to learn […]
September 7, 2020

Legal Aid BC: Legal Help Under Covid-19

Legal Aid BC is still here to help clients during COVID-19. Find up-to-date information about legal aid applications, legal information, and child protection, family advice, and criminal legal services […]
September 4, 2020

ISSofBC: Refugee-related application videos

ISSofBC has produced eight instructional videos on applications related to refugee claimants. These videos were created to guide refugees through the process of applying for a […]
August 27, 2020

Training Webinar: Refugee Claim Process, Legal Requirements and Updates

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on August 25, 2020, covers the refugee claim process, legal requirements for a refugee claim and legal updates due to […]