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Employment & Human Rights 101 Workshop: Avoiding Employment and Human Rights Pitfalls - Vancouver

  • BC Alliance for Arts + Culture 100-938 Howe Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1N9 Canada (map)

The Workshop:

What are the legal differences between an employee and an independent contractor? What are an organization's responsibilities when hiring or terminating an employee? It can be difficult to know when legal advice is needed or what type of guidance is required to properly address an issue. This workshopprovides foundation knowledge and capacity to identify, plan for, and respond to legal issues that can arise.

Fee is $50.

City of Vancouver Bursaries: 

If you are a registered non-profit society delivering community social services within the geographical boundaries of the City of Vancouver, you may be eligible to receive a bursary to assist you with all or part of the workshop registration fee.

To apply, send an email to: with subject line 'Vancouver Bursaryand include following information:

  • Name of Society
  • Where the Society operates
  • Kind of work performed or services offered
  • A link to the Society’s website

You will receive a reply with a code you can enter when you register that will apply the bursary amount you have been awarded, if any. 

The Facilitator: Martha Rans

Martha is the Project Lead of the Law for Non Profits and the Legal Director of the Pacific Legal Outreach Society. She has been a lawyer for over 20 years. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in the legal needs of non-profits, charities, and digital creatives. She advises on charity law, incorporation, governance, privacy, employment, labour, health & safety and human rights. She spent 10 years as a labour employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments. A recognized expert on the BC Societies Act, she has co-chaired the provincial Continuing Legal Education of BC Charities and Non-Profit Law since 2014. (

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