The B.C. Human Rights Code protects your human rights in all spheres of life – economic, social, political and cultural.

The three pillars that support human rights in the province are:

  • The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
  • the Human Rights Tribunal
  • the Human Rights Clinic
Name Status Purpose
Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Independent of government, reports to Legislative Assembly. Promote prevention of human rights issues through education, research and systemic investigation.
Human Rights Tribunal Quasi-judicial, reports to Ministry of Attorney General. Accept, screen, mediate, and adjudicate human rights complaints.
Human Rights Clinic Operated by Community Legal Assistance Society, funded by Ministry of Attorney General, BC Law Foundation, Legal Service Society of BC, City of Vancouver and BC Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Provide free representation to residents of B.C. who have, or are seeking to have, cases before the Human Rights Tribunal.