The newly created Office of the Human Rights Commissioner for B.C. is an independent office of the provincial legislature. Our focus is promoting and protecting human rights through education, research, policy development and public investigations into issues of systemic discrimination in the province.
Our aim is to uphold the dignity of people in British Columbia by proactively addressing the root causes of discrimination and inequality.
Our first independent Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender, started her five-year term on September 3, 2019. Over the coming months, she will build our team and structures, and visit various parts of B.C. to inform her strategic priorities. We will officially open to the public in the spring of 2020.