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Provincial Advocates Training Conference 2021
[1:57:33] A panel presentation of interesting welfare cases and decisions from the past year. Includes an administrative underpayment, a denial for support and shelter benefits, and a crisis supplement, as well as an EAAT decision about an administrative underpayment and an interesting initial application by someone who was also executor of an estate.
[43:35] Discusses preserving property in family law matters through the land title office or the Supreme Court.
[1:05:34] Discusses who needs to complete a financial statement and when, how a financial statement can be requested, and how a financial statement can be enforced.
[29:39] This is the presentation portion of session on CPP-D.
[1:37:35] An interactive session assessing a scenario to spot the human rights issues and complete a human rights complaint form. The session goes over learning the requirements of different parts of the complaint form as well as answers to some commonly-asked questions
October 18, 2021 [1:06:23] Explores ways to help advocates address discrimination issues and choose the appropriate venue for human rights complaints. Provincial Advocates Training Conference 2021.
[1:46:20] Updates to temporary immigration public policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the vulnerable worker open work permit program, and pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers. The webinar also provides a brief overview of Employment Standards in BC with a discussion of promising practices for preparing complaints for temporary foreign workers.
[1:46:41] Tenants living in rental units run by non-profit housing providers face many challenges, including jurisdiction of the Residential Tenancy Branch, program agreements, guest restrictions, subsidies, standards of maintenance and quiet enjoyment. Speakers shared some of the challenges and the strategies developed to respond to some of these issues.
[1:38:41] Tanya Thakur defines the difference between a variation of child support and an application of retroactive support. She also addresses how to apply to vary an existing child support order and how to apply for retroactive child support under the Divorce Act and Family Law Act in BC. Relevant legislation and case law is outlined.
[1:00:30] Updates on important development over the past year on income assistance and disability benefits in BC from lawyers working in the field.
[1:26:01] An update on recent developments in housing law and policy in BC from staff at the Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre Society.
October 7, 2021 [21:26] Clients, Advocates and Lawyers: A practical guide to working together in child protection matters. 2021 Provincial Advocates Training Conference.
October 7, 2021 [31:19] Clients, Advocates and Lawyers: A practical guide to working together in child protection matters. 2021 Provincial Advocates Training Conference.
October 7, 2021 [44:13] Clients, Advocates and Lawyers: A practical guide to working together in child protection matters. 2021 Provincial Advocates Training Conference.
October 7, 2021 [1:36:32] Clients, Advocates and Lawyers: A practical guide to working together in child protection matters. 2021 Provincial Advocates Training Conference.
[1:47:03] An update from Legal Aid BC on family and child protection services and resources.