Other Online Resources (Covid-19)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. This page was last updated by Clicklaw team on April 16, 2020 - 06:00 PM PDT.
As of December 14, 2020, we are no longer updating this page. Please use Clicklaw to find Covid-19 information related to your legal questions.


This page provides links to online resources dealing with the ways Covid-19 public health directives are affecting the lives of British Columbians.

This list is a starting point and is not meant to be exhaustive. It is not intended to give legal advice on your particular legal problem.

Community resources[edit]

PovNet: Covid-19 Special Resources

  • A list of resources available to help British Columbians struggling as a result of COVID-19 pandemic procedures.

PovNet: Resources for Remote Work

  • A list of best practices and and resources to help you work remotely. Includes tools for calm and tips for working at home when you have kids.

Government info & benefits[edit]

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information (BC)

  • Provides official information from BC government responding to Covid-19 developments, including employment, finances, housing, and Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders.
  • For non-health related information and services such as childcare, travel advisories, school closures and more, call 1-888-COVID19 (toll-free) or 604-412-0957 (7:30am-8pm PST). Translation services available. Text: 604-630-0300. Standard message and data rates may apply.

Department of Justice's response to COVID-19 Provides the latest information on legislative and other measures adopted to protect Canadians in response to the pandemic, including:

  • Legislation
  • Charter Statements
  • Orders and Regulations

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

  • An overview of federal government's plan for helping Canadians with income support, flexibility for taxpayers, and assistance for homeowners experiencing financial difficulty. Includes a table of 2020-2021 cost/impact and implementation dates.

Service Canada: Covid-19 Notice

  • Information on Employment Insurance (EI), labour program and federally regulated workplaces, work-sharing program, Canada student loans, and passport services.

COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad

  • For Canadians who have no available source of funds to return home. This emergency assistance is a repayable loan.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Client Support Centre

  • Agents are unable to answer your call. You can still access pre-recorded information about our programs and check the status of your application. If you need to contact us, use our Web form. Phone services are expected to resume April 2, 2020.

Medical Services Plan (MSP) for BC residents

  • MSP coverage wait periods waived for people moving back to BC from COVID-19 impacted areas. Some temporary coverage available for British Columbians who are out of the province and unable to return.

Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs)[edit]

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP): Covid-19 Resources

  • Arrangements for Swearing Affidavits
  • Court Closures And Procedural Changes

Human rights[edit]

CLAS BC's Human Rights Clinic: Top Ten Human Rights Tips for Employers during COVID-19

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner: Frequently Asked Questions about the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, tenants and landlords and residential care providers such as seniors homes

Privacy[edit]

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC): Guidance on privacy and the COVID-19 outbreak

OIPC BC: FIPPA and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Recommended guidance for educators to help them choose online learning tools that comply with the requirements of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). It includes information about recent, temporary changes to FIPPA in response to the COVID-19 crisis that allow for the use of tools that store information outside of Canada.

Animal rights[edit]


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