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Out/Law Immigration Legal Services

In 1984 Ken Smith and Rob Hughes opened a Vancouver law office focused on sexual orientation and gender identity issues - Smith & Hughes. They fought for LGBTQ equality and human rights in various legal cases. Ken retired in 2011.

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Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family is a non-profit organization associated with the University of Calgary. The objects of the Institute are to undertake and advance interdisciplinary research, education and publication on issues related to law and the family; to promote evidence-based reform of the law and legal processes; and, to improve access to justice in family law matters.

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Plan Institute

Plan Institute supports individuals with disabilities and their families by providing educational material and initiatives, including workshops and publications, collaborating on community-based projects, and advocating for policy reform.

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BC Human Rights Tribunal

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body created by the B.C. Human Rights Code. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening, mediating and adjudicating human rights complaints.

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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

The Commissioner is an advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians and her powers include: Investigating complaints, conducting audits and pursuing court action under two federal laws; Publicly reporting on the personal information-handling practices of public and private sector organizations; Supporting, undertaking and publishing research into privacy issues; and promoting public awareness and understanding of privacy issues.

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Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (OIPC)

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Co­lumbia (OIPC) provides independent review of access to information decisions made by public bodies under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), and is also responsible for overseeing com­pliance by private sector organizations with the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AAND) supports Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to improve social well-being and economic prosperity; develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development to the benefit of all Canadians.

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Law Foundation of BC

The Law Foundation of British Columbia is a non-profit foundation created by legislation in 1969 to receive and distribute the interest on clients' funds held in lawyers' pooled trust accounts maintained in financial institutions. The Legal Profession Act directs the Law Foundation to distribute these funds in five areas: legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform, and law libraries.

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Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia

Formed by the merger of Access Justice and Pro Bono Law BC, Access Pro Bono engages lawyers in providing the following free legal services: * over 85 summary legal advice clinics in community agencies and courthouses located throughout the province; * a province-wide roster program providing representation services to individuals and non-profit organizations of limited means; * a superior courts civil duty counsel project in Vancouver; and * a Children's Lawyer project in Nanaimo.

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YWCA Vancouver

We are one of the largest and most diversified non-profits in Metro Vancouver, reaching over 50,000 people annually. Through our work, we touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services. We are committed to fostering economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities. We continue to adapt to changing social complexities by developing and maintaining programs and services for the health of our community.

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