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20180508 Mothers without legal Status. Permanent and Temporary Solutions ( Expired )

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CATHERINE A. SAS Q.C. & Lisa Rupert      

ICCRC approved 3 CPD hours. Expired Monday, August 6, 2018  

LSBC approved, expired 31 Dec 2018

In person, webinar and recording        

May 8 2018 5:00-8:30pm PST  3 hrs       

Location of the event: Suite 300 - 909 Burrard Street Vancouver  V6Z 2N2 



* Identify and resolve challenges for women ( and their children) in Canada without status
* Obtaining housing, financial support and medical coverage
* Applying for TRP’s, work and study permits and education for children of women  without status .
* What if they have status?
* Permanent Residence on H&C grounds
* Considerations for “Best Interests of the Child” ( BIOC)


Your Instructor




Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 25 years and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine was voted Best Immigration Lawyer in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” for the 6 th consecutive year in 2017.

Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association. Catherine is the past National Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently the Co-Vice Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California which enables her to better serve her American clientele in the film and television and digital media industries.

Catherine has been part of Team Canada and Team British Columbia trade missions to countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education seminars, appeared in parliamentary committees on immigration issues, and spoken at international conferences and symposiums. Catherine has worked extensively with clientele from around the world and travels frequently internationally to assist her clients with their Canadian immigration goals.


Lisa Rupert 

With over 24 years of front-line experience working in housing and violence prevention, Lisa Rupert has made a significant impact on the lives of women and families across Metro Vancouver. Currently, she is the

Vice President of Housing Services and Violence Prevention at YWCA Metro Vancouver where she oversees 10 housing communities for low-income single mothers and their children, including two transition houses for women fleeing violence, as well as the YWCA’s Children Who Witness Abuse Program, Legal Education Program, Seeds of Independence Program and Homeless Prevention Program. She is a current member of the Board of Directors for the BC Society of Transition Houses, and sits on the Vancouver Police Domestic Violence and Criminal Harassment Unit Community Advisory Committee. She has worked extensively on the issue of mothers without legal status, leading the YWCA team that advocated successfully for legislative change to income assistance regulations and BC Housing policies that impact women in this situation, and providing the first free long term housing for mothers without legal status in British Columbia.



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