Grantee Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

First Nations Legal Council – Covid-19 Resource Information

  • This document is about benefits available to Indigenous communities, businesses, and individuals during the Covid-19 novel coronavirus emergency.

Government Benefits

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 BCProvides questions and answers on Covid-19

Legal Aid BC

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 povnetcommunity@gmail.com

The Law Foundation will continue to update this information and provide you with information about training as it becomes available.