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Community Forum Series Comes to a Close

On November 2nd we held our final Virtual Community Forum, the last in a series we began nearly a year ago —and what a year it’s been! We’ve learned so much and are tremendously grateful to all those...

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LGBT Legal Resource Round-Up

According to a Statistics Canada’s 2021 report, there are approximately one million people in Canada who belong to the LGBT community, a growing number reflected in changes in the law since the new mi...

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Make-a-Will Week 2021

October 3-9 2021 is Make-a -Will Week in BC! This week is meant to encourage and support members of the public to write their will or bring their existing will up-to-date. A will is the best way to en...

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Indigenous Legal Resources for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This September 30th is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, held alongside Orange Shirt Day which “call[s] upon humanity to listen with open ears to the stories of survivors and their...

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Legal Resources for BC Wildfires

We know that many people in BC have been affected by the ongoing wildfire situation. Natural disasters and other emergencies such as wildfires can lead to sudden and unexpected legal problems. These i...

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