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Why Can't Everyone Just Get Along? How BC's Family Law System Puts Survivor in Danger

This report examined how the legal system responds to family violence, with a focus on the family court system since the enactment of the FLA. It proposes recommendations to make systemic and cultural change to the ...
View PDF from Rise Women's Legal Centre


Review of Parentage under Part 3 of the Family Law Act

This project will examine whether Part 3 of the Family Law Act is meeting it's goals in providing a complete scheme that addresses children equally, no matter whether the child was born through natural or assisted ...
View website from British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)


Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

In order to better support the practice of all health care professionals and staff, best practice guidelines should be developed which addresses how to: Engage people who are living with dementia in health care ...
View website from Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)


Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals Project – Seeking a Model For British Columbia

Research project on tribunals that review assessments of mental incapability to give or refuse consent to health care or admission to a hospital or other care facility, and that resolve disputes related to substitute ...
View website from Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)


Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective

This report reaffirms the calls to collect disaggregated data to advance human rights. It offers a framework for disaggregated data collection that is grounded in “the grandmother perspective”. The framework defines the ...
View PDF from BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner


BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020

This Report Card assesses the BC government’s progress on human rights and gender equality between December 2018 and early April 2020. It explores access to justice; economic security; gender-based violence; health; ...
View PDF from West Coast LEAF


Raising the Alarm: The Case for Better Flame Retardant Regulation in Canada

This report, written for the Victoria Fire Fighters Association, is about improving flame retardant regulations in Canada.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card

The COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card assesses BC’s pandemic response in terms of impacts for gender justice. It explores access to justice; economic security; freedom from gender-based violence; health care; ...
View PDF from West Coast LEAF


The Northwest Burke Vision: Principles and Recommendations

Report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWR) to support their work developing standards for the Northwest Burke area.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Federal Government Action and Climate Change

This report documents federal government actions that subsidize the fossil fuel industry and enable greenhouse gas emissions.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria