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Legal Information for Indigenous People

S.H.E.D. Society of Bella Coola

This booklet provides basic & accessible legal information for Indigenous people facing legal issues, incl. the justice systems, children & families, rights & protections, death & taxes, income security, and class actions. It explains how the laws can vary for people based on their Indigeneity.

Last reviewed July 2024
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How to File a Human Rights Complaint

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Laura Track, a lawyer at the Human Rights Clinic, walks you through what you need to know to file a human rights complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Discrimination & Human Rights: Information for indigenous People (part 3 of 3)

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

The three-video series provide information about the BC Human Rights Code and how it protects Indigenous people in three areas of life: jobs, tenancy, and access to services. It explains human rights complaints and how the BC Human Rights Tribunal works.

Last reviewed March 2024
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Legal Information

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Information about filing a human rights complaint in BC, including a step-by-step guide, an explanation of the BC Human Rights Code, a glossary, videos, and a list of past cases.

Last reviewed March 2024
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Know Your Rights — What to Do about Discrimination

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

A 20-page booklet about the human rights laws that apply in BC. It explains how the law protects people, how you can make a complaint under the Human Rights Code, and who will help you.

Last reviewed March 2024
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Process

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Describes the process of filing a human rights complaint, including how long each step can take, what to expect after you first send your application, what documents you may need, and how to prepare for a hearing.

Last reviewed March 2024
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BC Human Rights Clinic: Frequently Asked Questions for Complainants

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Answers questions commonly asked by those who have made a human rights complaint.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Trans Rights BC: Know Your Rights

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre

This project aims to spread human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies across British Columbia. Topics include immigration, public spaces/services, sex work, and more.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Human Rights in BC

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

This website introduces the three pillars that support human rights in the province. It also offers a brief explanation of personal characteristics based on the Human Rights Code, such as age, religion, gender identity, source of income, and many more.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Hate Speech and the Law in British Columbia

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

This page answers common questions about hate speech based on the laws that are applicable in BC. Includes discriminatory speech, protected characteristics under the Criminal Code and BC’s Human Rights Code, freedom of speech, defending yourself when accused, witnessing hate speech, and being a victim.

Last reviewed March 2024