We exist to…

Address the root causes of inequality, discrimination and injustice in B.C. by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures. We do this work through education, research, advocacy, inquiry and monitoring.

From hate to hope

The Commissioner’s first Inquiry looked at the reported rise of hate during the pandemic. The Inquiry explores why hate increased during the pandemic, where hate comes from and what action we can take to stop hate now and in future times of crisis.

Illustration by Paige Jung depicting diverse people (one wearing a mask) standing together in solidarity against hate.
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October 4, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

B.C.’s Human Rights Code educational sessions: Oct 4

We envision a province in which we are all free from inequality, discrimination, and injustice. These free, introductory educational sessions seek to educate the public about B.C.’s Human Rights Code, a human rights law relevant to everyone in the province. These sessions will be held throughout the year and they relate…

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October 25, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective

A workshop from BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Do you collect or use data about British Columbians in the course of your daily work? Have you ever wondered how governments use that data to help make decisions and set priorities? BCOHRC heard from people across B.C.—particularly those from…

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November 15, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Introduction to systemic discrimination: An educational session from BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

Have you ever wondered what systemic discrimination is? Or what its impacts are? And what you can do about it? Join one of our free 90-minute sessions to learn about how systems in our workplaces, organizations and communities can create barriers and harms for certain groups. Learning objectives Through stories…