Human rights are never more important than in times of crisis.

It is in these challenging times that it becomes critical for us all to place human rights at the centre of our decision making.

See the ASL Translation of the Commissioner’s message

This statement is intended to provide guidance to employers, landlords, service providers and each of us as individuals about how to ensure that human rights are protected and balanced against urgent public health priorities.

[1] This FAQ is modelled on the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Q&A. The BCOHRC gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s role in developing these questions and answers.