Resources

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.

Guides

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.

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.