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Updated: May 17, 2022

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

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. The session will focus on the B.C. Human Rights Code and Housing.

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

WHO:BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
WHAT:B.C.’s Human Rights Code educational sessions: Housing and your human rights – renter alert
WHEN:Wednesday, May 18, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (PDT)
WHERE:Virtual, via Zoom videoconferencing
Note: When registering, please advise us of any accessibility needs or translation requirements you may have. We will work to accommodate you.

Registration is free. Please register in advance on Zoom or by contacting 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 two 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.

Additional resources

Event page
BC Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights in Tenancy

Media contact

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

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Download our media kit for images of Commissioner Kasari Govender.


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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