At People's Law School, our vision is a province where people have the knowledge, skills and confidence to resolve everyday legal matters.
What does this look like? It means that British Columbians have access to legal information and education that:
is in language they understand
helps them develop skills and confidence to seek solutions
empowers them to take action
At People's Law School our mission is to provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life. Like signing a contract. Or getting hired for a job. Or making your will.
When we offered our first law classes in 1972, we became the first organization in Canada dedicated exclusively to educating the public about the law.
Fifty years on, the role of educating people about the law has become even more vital. The law is more complex. Legal services are more expensive. Legal problems are prevalent in the daily lives of Canadians. People need information and tools to help them deal with the legal problems of daily life.
At People's Law School:
We are proud to help people access quality and trustworthy legal information
We are committed to diversity and inclusion
We are responsive, resilient and agile to changes in the law and in the way people learn
Our strategic priorities
Over the last two years we have worked to transform our organization to meet the needs of British Columbians, now and in the future. Under each of our four strategic priorities, we are committed to the following objectives.
Respond to needs
Understand evolving public needs through research
Understand our user needs through testing and evaluation
Deliver quality content that meets demonstrated needs
Be open to new technologies and approaches
Foster a strong learning organizational culture
Enhance resilience by adapting constructively to change
Make more people aware of us
Highlight the impact of what we do
Become recognized as leaders in public legal education
Strengthen the organization
Provide meaningful professional development opportunities to staff and contractors
Ensure sufficient core funding
Demonstrate excellent governance
Promote all forms of diversity throughout the organization