FH&P Lawyers has been providing legal services to the Okanagan Valley for over a century. As a community minded firm, we wanted to give back in a meaningful way to those most vulnerable at this time of year.
The Central Okanagan Journey Home Society has a 5-year plan to address homelessness in Kelowna and recently brought the screening of the US and Them Film to our City. Our staff were inspired after viewing the film and wanted to give back once again. This Us & Them hoodie program was a perfect fit.
Each staff member has received one of these US & Them hoodies, and for every hoodie purchased, one will be given to a person who currently lives on our streets.
If you are looking for a way to help our vulnerable citizens and give back to those in need, this program is also open to the public. More information can be found at the US and Them Film Festival.
The mission of the Society is to facilitate the ‘journey home’ through a coordinated system of community assets and resources so “Everyone has a place to call home”.
COVID-19 Series for Business Owners: Commercial Leasing for Tenants
For most business owners, entering into and abiding by a commercial lease is a standard part of running a business. Most business owners have seen their businesses through ups and downs, times of boom and times of bust – these are simply part of running a business, resourceful business owners are able to find their way out. However, the shut down we’re currently witnessing presents real problems that even the most resourceful business owner won’t be able to navigate – how is anyone supposed to cover their lease payments when they’re not able to operate their business?
Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic
If you have kids and you are separated or divorced from the other parent of those kids, there is a good chance you have an Agreement of some sort (written or unwritten) or a Court Order outlining how you and that other parent share time and responsibilities for your kids. You may be wondering what, if any impact, the pandemic has on that Agreement or Court Order.
Rent & COVID-19
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal and Provincial Governments are urging Canadians to stay home and practice social distancing. As a result, we have seen massive layoffs and many Canadians are struggling to pay their bills. With April 1st approaching, many Canadians are asking: What do I do if I can’t pay rent this month?