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Discrimination Story

Updated: May 17, 2022

Everyone has the right to be free from discrimination when renting an apartment,
house, co-op unit, or other space.

Under the B.C. Human Rights Code, you cannot be discriminated
against because of:


• Indigenous Identity
• Race
• Colour
• Ancestry
• Place of Origin
• Sex
• Gender Identity
• Sexual Orientation
• Physical Disability
• Marital Status
• Family Status
• Age
• Religion
• Lawful source of income

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is holding a free, virtual session to help people
understand the B.C. Human Rights Code and how it can help identify discrimination.
Housing and the B.C. Human Rights Code


• Date: Wednesday, May 18th
• Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
• Zoom video conferencing


Registration is free, but you must register in advance:
Register on Zoom or
Contact engagement@bchumanrights.ca.


Please note we are not the BC Human Rights Clinic. We do not offer legal advice or provide
representation. We are not the BC Human Rights Tribunal and do not accept individual human
rights complaints.


More about the Code workshop educational sessions
These sessions will be held throughout the year on topics related to areas protected by the Human
Rights Code: housing, employment and services.
Accessibility: Closed captioning will be available at this event. If you have other accessibility
requirements, please contact us at engagement@bchumanrights.ca.
Simultaneous translation is available for this session. If you have a translation request, please contact
us at engagement@bchumanrights.ca at least 2-weeks prior to the event and we will do our best to
accommodate.
These sessions are meant for a broad audience. If you are interested in booking a session for your
organization or group please contact us through our event request page (specify if you want a focus
on Housing, Employment or Services).
Please note this session will host a maximum of 50 participants.

More about BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner exists to address the root causes of inequality,
discrimination and injustice by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures. We do this work through
education, research, advocacy, inquiry and monitoring.

More information:
https://bchumanrights.ca/event/code-workshop-housing/
Resources
Bchumanrights.ca

BC Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights in Housing

Media contact
To request an interview with Commissioner Kasari Govender, please contact Charlotte Kingston,
Director, Communications, at media@bchumanrights.ca

Media kit
Download our media kit for images of Commissioner Kasari Govender.

About BCOHRC
BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner exists to address the root causes of inequality,
discrimination and injustice in B.C. by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures. We do this work
through education, research, advocacy, inquiry and monitoring. Learn more at: bchumanrights.ca

About the Commissioner
B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender, started her five-year term on Sept. 3, 2019.
Since then, our Office has been working swiftly to build a strong team, to listen deeply to the concerns
of British Columbians, to deliver education materials on our rights and responsibilities, to issue policy
guidance to protect marginalized communities and to lay a human rights-based foundation for our
work. As an independent officer of the Legislature, the Commissioner is uniquely positioned to ensure
human rights in B.C. are protected, respected and advanced on a systemic level throughout our
society.

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