By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer, May 6, 2020
Part 2 – Duty to Accommodate
In Part 1 of our Mental Health and Human Rights series in honour of Mental Health Week, we talked about human rights protections for people with mental illness. The BC […]
By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer, May 5, 2020
Part 1 – Challenging Stigma
The Canadian Mental Health Association has named this week Mental Health Week. It’s a great opportunity to remember that mental health is a critical component of our overall health and well-being.
The theme […]
By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer, April 16, 2020
This grisly fact has been true for much longer than COVID-19 has been around. Statistics Canada concluded in 2014 that income inequality is associated with the premature deaths of 40,000 Canadians a year. That’s equal […]
By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer and Educator, March 30, 2020
Top Ten Human Rights Tips for Employers during COVID-19
Employers across British Columbia are making incredibly difficult decisions right now about terminations, temporary layoffs, and how to maintain safe and healthy workplaces. Many employment lawyers have […]
Community Legal Assistance Society has recently published a press release on the critical issue of halting evictions as part of government’s response to COVID-19.
“We would like to see and help government facilitate a complete moratorium on all evictions effective immediately, much […]
By Aleem Bharmal, QC, Human Rights Lawyer
The BC Human Rights Clinic is representing an Indigenous mother in the case RR v Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) which is set to proceed to hearing at the BC Human Rights Tribunal from […]
Last week, news broke that an Indigenous man and his 12 year-old grand-daughter were arrested and handcuffed by Vancouver police. They had gone to a Bank of Montreal branch to open the girl’s first bank account, but a staffer apparently became suspicious and called […]
By Alanna Tom, CLAS Articling Student
New Resource – Guide to Enforcing a Tribunal Order or Settlement Agreement
Clients sometimes ask us what happens if a respondent does not comply with the terms of a settlement agreement. People may also wonder how the Tribunal enforces its orders […]
Ontario Court finds University Discriminated in Admissions Decision: Longueepee v. University of Waterloo
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released an important decision about a university’s duty to accommodate a student with disabilities. The Longueépée decision sets out legal principles with potentially significant impacts on students with disabilities and service providers alike, making it an important case for parties on both sides to know.