The Human Rights Commissioner’s office uses social media to raise awareness of our work, to reach a wider audience, and to learn about communities and their needs.

We are engaged in active moderation of our social media accounts, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube on workdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m PST, excluding statutory holidays.

Links to external sites or content that we include will be solely for the convenience and interest of our audiences. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained on these sites, nor do we endorse the sites or their content.

We follow accounts and pages that are relevant to our work and mandate. Our decision to follow an individual or an organization does not imply we endorse that person or that organization or its products/services. Retweets are part of the conversational nature of these platforms and do not imply endorsements.

We welcome and encourage your comments and expect conversations to be relevant and respectful.

We reserve the right to restrict any person’s access or remove any content that is contrary to the respectful, civil and constructive dialogue that this social media account is intended to facilitate.

If you choose to engage in a conversation with us via social media, please remember that you do so within the public domain. To protect your privacy and that of others, we recommend you not include personal information in your posts.

We do not accept requests via social media. Requests must be submitted to our office via email or phone. Information about contacting us is available here:

Any personal information that you provide to us through social media is collected, used and disclosed by our office for its mandated purpose: to administer the BC Human Rights Code and to educate the public about, and comment on, the Code and human rights issues in general.

Social media accounts are hosted by third-party service providers outside of Canada and are not on the Human Rights Commissioner’s office servers. Personal information posted on these platforms may be held outside of Canada. We encourage you to read their respective terms of service and privacy policies before engaging in their use.

The staff of the Human Rights Commissioner may be active on social media under their own names as private citizens. Despite their professional affiliation, their posted content does not represent the official position of the Human Rights Commissioner’s office.