Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
- This document is about benefits available to Indigenous communities, businesses, and individuals during the Covid-19 novel coronavirus emergency.
- Provincial Government
– Information about various government services and benefits
– Information about family law matters
- Federal Government
– Economic Response Plan
Human Rights Issues (BCCLA)
- CLAS’s Human Rights Clinic – Three-part blog series for Mental Health Week covering some of the human rights issues that arise in the ocntext of mental health.
- Covid-19 Advocacy Documents – COVID-19 related advocacy on human rights specifically in relation to those who are incarcerated, refugees at the border, and family protection orders
- Pandemic Response – A series of updates specific to privacy and free expression rights
- Your Rights in a Pandemic – A series of public legal education fact sheets on emergency orders, enforcement powers, and tenant privacy rights
Justice Education Society – Legal Help BC – Provides questions and answers on Covid-19
Legal Aid BC
- Online and remote resources available from Legal Aid BC – Overview
- How COVID-19 is affecting the legal system – information on how COVID-19 is affecting legal aid applications and court services
- Coronavirus and the law: your questions answered – FAQs on issues such as parenting, mortgage & rent, support, and abuse & family violence.
- Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website – FAQs covering COVID-19 related issues important to the Indigenous community.
- Getting help without leaving the house – MyLawBC is an interactive site that provides online information and services such as Guided Pathways, Family Resolution Centre, and the Dialogue Tool.
Mediate BC is running Quarantine Conflict Resolution Service a low-bono/pro bono pilot program to provide online mediation services to help individuals, small businesses and not-for-profits resolve conflicts arising due to COVID-19. It will deal with family or civil issues such as disputes between landlords and tenants or neighbours, changes to co-parenting arrangements affected by COVID-19, or disagreements about small businesses or not-for-profits reopening. Fees are on a sliding scale, starting at $20 an hour for those making under $45k and can be waived entirely.
People’s Law School – Coronavirus: Your legal questions answered
PovNet Website – at the top of the home page there is a red banner (sounds simple, but several have missed it) with small white writing that has links to:
- a listing of advocacy groups and their level of service
- COVID 19 resources (domestic violence, housing, utilities, and financial info)
The PovNet lists are also a great place to keep updated on changes as they happen. There are specific lists on welfare, housing and family law, as well as a community discussion board. The EI list has updated information on CERB benefits.
Contact Kate Fish to get signed up firstname.lastname@example.org
The Law Foundation will continue to update this information and provide you with information about training as it becomes available.