Statement from B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner on UN CERD’s Decision Statement

January 10, 2020

B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender issued the following statement regarding the recent decision statement by the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). “In my lifetime, there has never been a more important time for Canada... Read More

BC Human Rights Commissioner Celebrates Human Rights Day!

December 10, 2019

Each year, on Human Rights Day, people around the world mark the anniversary of United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—the first time in our history that nations came together to document the inalienable rights of... Read More

B.C. Human Rights Commissioner Statement on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2019

Vancouver– 30 YEARS AFTER THE ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE MASSACRE, THE HATEFUL IDEAS THAT LED TO THE MURDER OF 14 WOMEN ARE STILL WITH US. In 1989, a gunman walked into an engineering classroom, ejected the men from the room, and told... Read More

B.C. Human Rights Commissioner Applauds Initial Steps to Implement UNDRIP in B.C.

October 24, 2019

VANCOUVER – Today, the Province of British Columbia introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). “The legislation introduced today is an important moment in B.C.’s journey of reconciliation,” said Human Rights... Read More

B.C.’s New Human Rights Commissioner takes Oath of Office

September 3, 2019

Victoria, B.C. – Kasari Govender was sworn in by Acting Clerk Kate Ryan-Lloyd as B.C.’s new human rights commissioner at the Legislature today. The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner will be headquartered in Vancouver. It is Canada’s first... Read More