BC Human Rights Code – this is the law that applies to discrimination cases in BC.
BC Human Rights Tribunal – this is the body that hears and decides human rights complaints in BC.
BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner – this independent office promotes and protects human rights through education, research, policy development and public investigations into issues of systemic discrimination in the province.
Canadian Human Rights Commission – this is where you would make a human rights complaint about a federally-regulated service or employer.
Ontario Human Rights Commission – this is an Ontario resource, but it contains general information about human rights and discrimination that also applies in BC.
Know your rights – What to do about discrimination – prepared by the BC Human Rights Clinic.
Human Rights Protections – multi-lingual guides prepared by the BC Government. Click here for the guides in English.
BC Human Rights Clinic FAQ – A Primer on human rights complaints process and frequently asked questions.
BC Human Rights Tribunal Process – Flowchart of the Tribunal Process
Enforcing a Tribunal Order or Settlement Agreement – A Step-by-Step Guide prepared by the BC Human Rights Clinic.
Awards Chart – prepared by the BC Human Rights Clinic listing awards the Tribunal has made in previous cases. Updated quarterly.
Masks and Human Rights – FAQs for Customers Seeking Accommodation – prepared by the BC Human Rights Clinic.
Masks and Human Rights – FAQs for Business Owners and Staff – prepared by the BC Human Rights Clinic
Human Rights Legal Help
BC Human Rights Clinic – free legal help for human rights complainants.
University of Victoria Law Centre – free legal help for human rights complainants and respondents in the Capital Regional District.
UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program – free legal help for human rights complainants and respondents in the Lower Mainland.
Thompson Rivers University Community Legal Clinic – free legal help for human rights complainants and respondents in Kamloops, Merritt, Ashcroft, Barriere, and Salmon Arm.
Amici Curiae – assistance with legal forms.
Access Pro Bono – free legal help on a variety of legal issues.
Canadian Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service – 30 minute consultation with a lawyer.
Islamophobia Hotline – free legal advice if you’ve been harassed or discriminated against because you are Muslim or are perceived to be Muslim.
Advocates, Service Providers and Advocacy Organizations
PovNet Find an Advocate – find a legal advocate in your community.