Once our office is set up, we will be building educational tools and resources to serve British Columbians.

In the meantime, we have provided some helpful information about your rights (also known as protected grounds or characteristics):

Topic Source Type
Age discrimination and age-based rights Justice Education Society – Age based rights Webpage
Ancestry/colour/place of origin/race Ontario Human Rights Commission – Call it Out eLearning
Mental disability Heretohelp BC – Mental illness and human rights Webpage
Physical disability Go2HR – What is physical disability? Article
Family status Global Workplace Insider – A (Not So) New Test for Family Status Discrimination in British Columbia Blog
Gender and sexuality
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity Organization
SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) 123 Organization
Government of Canada – Status of women – Gender-based Analysis Plus eLearning
Sexual harassment Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA): Safer Spaces Make Great Work Places eLearning
Political belief DLA Piper – Political Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace Publication

Information on protected areas in the following situations:

Protected area Source About
Employment Canadian Human Rights Commission – The Human Rights Maturity Model An easy-to-use process that helps organizations create and sustain an environment where human rights are fully integrated into daily practice
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Organization that promotes the legal protection of residential tenants across British Columbia.
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition publication – Poverty in British Columbia is a Violation of Human Rights Human rights-based approach to poverty reduction framework.
Services Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) – Serving all Customers eLearning