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Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Provides free legal assistance for low-income people, including information and referrals, summary advice, and full representation in regards to reviewing final decisions by administrative bodies including the RTB, EAAT, EST, WCAT, HRT and the SST. Practice areas also include: human rights cases before the HRT and representation of people detained under the MH Act or subject to the mental disorder provisions of the Criminal Code. Offices are closed; all services will be done via phone or email.

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BC Human Rights Clinic: Responding to Incidents of Racism and Hate

A comprehensive manual for professional service providers allowing them to access the information, skills and resources required to support victims of racism and to respond to issues that arise in their community
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Representing Your Client at a Hearing of the Mental Health Review Board

This simple guide will walk you through preparing your client's case, from first interview to the end of their Review Panel hearing. If you'd like to represent individuals at these hearings, please contact Diane Nielsen ...
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Self-Help Guide to Help Prepare for a Review Panel Hearing

If you are involuntarily detained or certified under the B.C. Mental Health Act you have the right to a Mental Health Review Board Review Panel hearing. This self-help guide will help you prepare for your Review Panel ...
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Human Rights Process

Describes how in Canada rights are protected by both federal and provincial human rights laws. It outlines which areas are covered by the federal law and which areas are covered by the provincial law. It also describes ...
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Bullying and Harassment in Human Rights Law

This 2 pages sheet provides definitions of "Bullying" and "Harassment" -for educational purposes only. From BC Human Rights Clinic website, www.bchrc.net
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Frequently Asked Questions

Answers frequently asked questions and describes the process of making or responding to a human rights complaint. From BC Human Rights Clinic website www.bchrc.net
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Overview of Human Rights Law

from BC Human Rights Clinic website
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Your Human Rights as a Tenant

This short video (3:34 minutes) explains how the BC Human Rights Code protects you from discrimination in your tenancy.
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How to File a Human Rights Complaint

Human Rights Clinic lawyer Laura Track walks you through what you need to know to file a human rights complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
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Indigenous Peoples and human rights Part 3

Part 3 of a series. The three-video series provide information about the BC Human Rights Code and how it protects Indigenous Peoples in three areas of life (jobs, tenancy, and access to services). It explains about ...
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