The B.C. Human Rights Code protects you from discrimination based on the following protected grounds or characteristics:

  • age
  • family status
  • mental disability
  • religion
  • ancestry
  • gender expression
  • physical disability
  • sex
  • colour
  • gender identity
  • place of origin
  • sexual orientation
  • criminal conviction
  • marital status
  • political belief
  • source of income

It is your province’s and country’s duty to protect those rights and it is your duty to respect the rights of others.