Clicklaw: enhancing access to justice

Clicklaw is a website, funded by the Law Foundation of BC, aimed at enhancing access to justice in British Columbia.  It features legal information and education designed for the public from 24 contributor organizations–including BCCPD–as well as selected others. Clicklaw’s mission is to provide equitable access to quality legal information, education and help for British Columbians

Clicklaw is organized by what brought you to the site.

Have a legal problem? You can find practical information about your legal rights and responsibilities, and options to solve legal problems.

Looking for legal help? You can access toll-free phone numbers for someone to talk with for legal information or advice, and later this year, you’ll be able to locate those who can help with legal problems on the Clicklaw HelpMap.

Want to learn about the law? You can access resources that help you learn and teach about the laws that affect British Columbians and how the legal system works.

Interested in law reform? You can access resources that feature reform and research of laws and legal innovations in British Columbia.

Visit Clicklaw at


The Clicklaw project, and BCCPD’s involvement, was made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of BC.

Our CPP-D Program is open in 2011

BCCPD’s Canada Pension Plan Disability Program Stays Open

advocatemei.jpgBCCPD’s Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) Program will stay open for another year thanks to a grant from the Law Foundation of BC.

And thanks to a grant from the Notary Foundation of BC, in 2011 we will be updating our CPP-D advocate’s manuals and translating them into Traditional Chinese and Punjabi.

If you need assistance or information about applying or appealing the denial of CPP-D please call our Advocacy Access program at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278.

Click here for the CPP-D Program page.

Thank you to the Law Foundation of BC and the Notary Foundation of BC for their support of our work.

Woodlands Updates

Woodlands Survivors Must Apply for Compensation by September 2011

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On July 7, 2010, the British Columbia Supreme Court approved a settlement of a class action for people who lived at Woodlands. The settlement provides compensation of between $3,000 and $150,000 to each former resident who establishes that he or she was subjected to sexual, physical, or psychological misconduct or injury while living at Woodlands on or after August 1, 1974.  Money is also available for counseling for these injuries.

To apply for compensation

  • The Class Member, or someone acting on their behalf, must complete a claim form by September 12th, 2011
  • The completed claim form must be delivered or postmarked to the Woodlands Class Action Claims Registry, #300 – 1275 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1A6, by no later than September 12, 2011

Class Members who validly opted out of the class action on or before December 22, 2008, are not part of the settlement.

Getting Help

  • For help in making a claim and for more information
  • For a copy of the claim form
  • For a copy of the settlement agreement

Please Contact: Klein Lyons

Suite 1100-1333 West Broadway Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 4C1                          Phone: 604-874-7171 or email:

Please click here to see BCCPD’s Woodlands page.