BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

  • Home
  • BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, Government Organization, .

Join the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) - BC Chapter for a webinar on human rights on Nov 28, 6:00 PM-7:30 P...
25/11/2023

Join the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) - BC Chapter for a webinar on human rights on Nov 28, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Amidst rising islamophobia in communities, this webinar will cover anti-discrimination laws and your rights and legal resources available to support you.

For more info, please visit: https://www.cmla-acam.ca/events/know-your-rights-islamophobia-racism-and-your-human-rights

CMLA is a non profit association dedicated to promoting the objectives of self-identifying Muslim members of the legal profession. Our members are from all areas of the professional commun

Nous sommes ravis de lancer des webinaires enregistrés sur le Code des droits de la personne de la Colombie-Britannique ...
24/11/2023

Nous sommes ravis de lancer des webinaires enregistrés sur le Code des droits de la personne de la Colombie-Britannique (BC Human Rights Code ou « le Code ») en 11 langues!

Découvrez comment le Code protège vos droits et décrit vos responsabilités en matière d’emploi, de logement et de services sur notre site Web à l’adresse: https://bchumanrights.ca/resources/code-sessions/

We're  ! Are you looking for meaningful work and passionate about human rights? We're hiring a permanent part-time Legal...
23/11/2023

We're ! Are you looking for meaningful work and passionate about human rights? We're hiring a permanent part-time Legal Assistant. This role provides legal administrative services relating to intervening in proceedings before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and courts, holding investigations and inquiries, providing legal support to all BCOHRC departments and other legal work as required.

The competition ends tomorrow! Please apply by 9 a.m. on November 24, 2023, at https://bchumanrights.ca/legal-assistant/

Encampment residents have a right to meaningful participation, inclusion and empowerment. That's a key message from 's r...
23/11/2023

Encampment residents have a right to meaningful participation, inclusion and empowerment. That's a key message from 's recent op-ed in and aligns with recommendations we issued in September.

Homeless encampments are increasingly common in British Columbia as a result of systemic failures—including historical and ongoing systems of discrimination and colonization—and all levels of government must step forward to uphold the right to adequate housing.

To learn more about our recommendations, read our 'Responding to homeless encampments' brief https://tinyurl.com/47v59tfc

For the full article, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/3esv683j

Encampments are glaring evidence of Canada’s housing system in free fall, marked by neglect and greed. They cannot be ignored.

The third mural based on our Inquiry into hate in the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in Keremeos, B.C. This powerful mur...
22/11/2023

The third mural based on our Inquiry into hate in the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in Keremeos, B.C. This powerful mural was co-designed with local Sylix artist Haley Regan() and the youth from the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS) One World Youth Crew, and aims to unite the community in their efforts to comprehend and combat hate.

We hope these murals can inspire positive change, foster a sense of belonging and send the message that hate has no place in our communities. If you’re in the area, we encourage you to check it out!

Learn more about the Keremeos mural by reading our press release: https://bchumanrights.ca/news/b-c-s-human-rights-commissioner-unveils-inspiring-mural-in-keremeos-to-confront-hate-and-inspire-community-connection/

We are so proud to have launched our third "From Hate to Hope" mural last Friday in Keremeos, B.C. Following the finding...
21/11/2023

We are so proud to have launched our third "From Hate to Hope" mural last Friday in Keremeos, B.C. Following the findings of our public inquiry into hate in the pandemic, we have been working with communities across B.C. to respond to the rise in hate, including through public art.

This mural was co-designed by local Sylix artist Haley Regan () and the youth from the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS) One World Youth Crew and aims to unite the community in their efforts to comprehend and combat hate. Please check it out if you're in the area!

To learn more about our inquiry, please visit: https://bchumanrights.ca/inquiry-into-hate/

As we mark  , we honor the lives lost to transphobia and are reminded of the urgent need for acceptance, understanding a...
20/11/2023

As we mark , we honor the lives lost to transphobia and are reminded of the urgent need for acceptance, understanding and solidarity.

We reflect on the systemic issues that contribute to these tragedies and reflect on the work that remains to create communities where everyone can live authentically without fear and be celebrated for who they are. Today and everyday, we honour the trans community by recommitting to working towards trans liberation and acceptance.

Our second installation of murals based on our Inquiry into hate in the COVID-19 pandemic, can be found in Fort St. John...
16/11/2023

Our second installation of murals based on our Inquiry into hate in the COVID-19 pandemic, can be found in Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Sports Centre. This mural, also titled "From hate to Hope" is a vibrant piece co-created by Stephanie Anderson and Facundo Gastiazoro from the Artist Collective Raven-Tacuara with incorporated input from the Fort St. John residents.

In a collective effort to combat hate and promote inclusivity, we hope that these murals can inspire positive change, foster a sense of belonging and send the message that hate has no place in our communities. We encourage you to check it out and stay tuned for the next one! To read more about our inquiry, please visit: https://bchumanrights.ca/inquiry-into-hate/

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to be the executive operational leader res...
16/11/2023

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to be the executive operational leader responsible for implementing the Commissioner's overall vision and direction for the Office. Applications will be open until 11:00 p.m. PST on Nov. 20, 2023.

For more information about this important role, please visit https://bchumanrights.ca/deputy-commissioner/

New mural alert! A few days ago, we launched our second mural for the From Hate to Hope series in Fort St. John, B.C.! F...
15/11/2023

New mural alert! A few days ago, we launched our second mural for the From Hate to Hope series in Fort St. John, B.C.! Following the findings of our public inquiry into hate in the pandemic, we have been working with communities across B.C. to respond to the rise in hate, including through public art. This mural was created by artists Stephanie Anderson and Facundo Gastiazoro from the artist collective Raven-Tacuara and can be found at the Pomeroy Sports Centre. Please check it out if you're in the area!

To read more about our inquiry, visit https://bchumanrights.ca/inquiry-into-hate/

We're  ! Are you looking for meaningful work and passionate about human rights? We're hiring a permanent part-time Legal...
14/11/2023

We're ! Are you looking for meaningful work and passionate about human rights? We're hiring a permanent part-time Legal Assistant. This role provides legal administrative services related to intervening in proceedings before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and courts, holding investigations and inquiries, providing legal support to all BCOHRC departments and other legal work as required.

Apply by 9:00 a.m. PST, November 20, 2023 at https://bchumanrights.ca/legal-assistant/

Have you ever wondered what systemic discrimination is and how it impacts you and your community? Join our free 90-minut...
14/11/2023

Have you ever wondered what systemic discrimination is and how it impacts you and your community? Join our free 90-minute session tomorrow to learn how systems in our workplaces, organizations and communities can create barriers and harms for certain groups.

To register, please visit: https://ca01web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jElXPenzSpue78UvRMuHgA

Join BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie for "Every Voice Counts- Long-term Care Survey" on Nov. 16 from 11 am-1 pm. T...
12/11/2023

Join BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie for "Every Voice Counts- Long-term Care Survey" on Nov. 16 from 11 am-1 pm. This event will reflect on the Office of the Seniors Advocate’s second landmark survey results and provide an opportunity to amplify the voices of folks living in long-term care homes. For more information, please visit:

Join us in Burnaby for 'Every Voice Counts', an event to release the results of the OSA 2022/23 Long-Term Care Survey!

Join the Museum of Vancouver for "Transgender Day of Remembrance: Two-Spirit Beading with Oliver Macdonald)" on Nov. 18 ...
11/11/2023

Join the Museum of Vancouver for "Transgender Day of Remembrance: Two-Spirit Beading with Oliver Macdonald)" on Nov. 18 from 10:00am - 1:00pm. This Indigenous-led beading workshop by Oliver Macdonald (he/they) will embrace the healing nature of crafting and help foster a sense of community and belonging. For more information, please visit:

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Two-Spirit Beading with Oliver MacDonald

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to be the executive operational leader res...
08/11/2023

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to be the executive operational leader responsible for implementing the Commissioner's overall vision and direction for the office.

Applications will be open until 11:00 p.m. PST on Nov. 20, 2023. For more information about this important role, please visit https://bchumanrights.ca/deputy-commissioner/

Did you know that November marks Indigenous Disability Awareness Month? During this time, we celebrate the resilience of...
07/11/2023

Did you know that November marks Indigenous Disability Awareness Month? During this time, we celebrate the resilience of Indigenous community members living with disabilities. Our office is committed to striving for a future rooted in justice, equality, and decolonization by combating systemic ableism and racism. Every story and every journey deserves to be celebrated.

Learn how you can recognize on the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) website at http://www.bcands.bc.ca/indigenous-disability-awareness-month-idam/

In response to news of surging incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia here in B.C., Human Rights Commissioner Kasari...
06/11/2023

In response to news of surging incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia here in B.C., Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender issued the following statement:

"In these dark times, I know I share the heaviness in my heart with many across B.C. and around the world. The devastating events in Israel and Palestine are creating ripple effects globally, including a surge of discrimination and violence targeting Jewish and Muslim people and recrimination against those speaking out peacefully against the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Our communities are grieving; many are scared, angry or in pain."

To read more about Commissioner Kasari Govender's statement on the call for action to counter rising antisemitism and Islamophobia please visit: https://bchumanrights.ca/news/statement-human-rights-commissioner-calls-for-action-to-counter-rising-antisemitism-and-islamophobia/

Black Canadian Healthcare Professionals Association presents Black Health Connect: An Evening of Healthcare Excellence. ...
05/11/2023

Black Canadian Healthcare Professionals Association presents Black Health Connect: An Evening of Healthcare Excellence. This free event invites the community on November 11 from 6pm-10pm to participate in a conversation with a panel of experts around healthcare, championing diversity, knowledge dissemination and mentorship. To register, please visit:

Network with like-minded healthcare enthusiasts, discover mentorship opportunities, and explore collaborations with visionary entrepreneurs.

Are you looking for ways to connect, improve your communication skills and a safe space to practice speaking in the comm...
04/11/2023

Are you looking for ways to connect, improve your communication skills and a safe space to practice speaking in the community? Voice Story is hosting "Conversation and Connection Sessions" at the Coquitlam Library on Nov.13 from 6:30-8:00pm. This free event will help you navigate through feelings of disconnect and help you become a more effective communicator. For more information please visit:

La búsqueda inteligente de Bing facilita la búsqueda en menos tiempo de todo lo que buscas y, además, te da premios.

04/11/2023

Did you know that the B.C. human rights system consists of three parts? Today we are highlighting the BC Human Rights Clinic. The BC Human Rights Clinic is a legal service that provides free assistance and representation to people who have filed complaints with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

The Clinic helps people who have experienced discrimination based on the grounds of the BC Human Rights Code, such as race, s*x, disability, age, religion, s*xual orientation, etc. For more information on B.C.'s human rights system, check out bchumanrightssystem.ca

After the release of findings and recommendations from our public inquiry into experiences of hate during the pandemic i...
02/11/2023

After the release of findings and recommendations from our public inquiry into experiences of hate during the pandemic in March 2023, we've been working with local communities to foster conversations about how each community can stand up against hate. We've teamed up with community groups and artists across the province to bring to life murals on the theme of From Hate to Hope.

Today, we are unveiling our first mural in Vancouver at the Britannia Community Centre, created by Paige Jung, Malena Mokhovikova and the youth at Britannia Secondary School. This mural is a reflection of the vibrant community and a symbol of resilience. If you're in the area, we encourage you to check it out! To read more about our inquiry, please visit: https://bchumanrights.ca/inquiry-into-hate/

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to be the executive operational leader res...
31/10/2023

BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to be the executive operational leader responsible for implementing the Commissioner's overall vision and direction for the office.

For more information about this important role, we will be hosting an informational webinar on November 6th, 2023. Complete the form below to join the webinar and apply for the role by 11:00 p.m. PST on Nov. 20, 2023 on our website at: https://bchumanrights.ca/deputy-commissioner/

"Generations of Indigenous leaders have sought to have their human rights respected…When the B.C. legislature passed the...
31/10/2023

"Generations of Indigenous leaders have sought to have their human rights respected…When the B.C. legislature passed the [Declaration Act] in 2019, Indigenous Peoples, and the spirits of our ancestors, collectively breathed a sigh of hope," writes Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, counsel for BCOHRC's intervention in the Gitxaala Nation and Ehattesaht First Nation vs. BC case.

To learn more about how the Commissioner’s intervention sought to assist the Court with understanding the transformative change that was promised when the Declaration Act was passed, see Terri-Lynn's piece in our Annual Report:https://bchumanrights.ca/wp-content/uploads/BCOHRC-Annual-Report-2022-23-FINAL.pdf =21

Hey Neighbour Collective presents "A Place Like Home: Community and Housing in Research." This event will be held on Nov...
29/10/2023

Hey Neighbour Collective presents "A Place Like Home: Community and Housing in Research." This event will be held on Nov.15 from 10:30am - 5:30pm. The Symposium will facilitate meaningful discussions about what the changing landscape of housing means for our individual and collective communities, now and into the future.

For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-place-like-home-community-and-housing-in-research-tickets-713793013117

This symposium brings student researchers together to address the community and housing nexus.

Voor Urban Labs presents the 9th Symposium on Reconciliation and Redress in the Arts on Nov 2. from 10am- 3pm. The event...
28/10/2023

Voor Urban Labs presents the 9th Symposium on Reconciliation and Redress in the Arts on Nov 2. from 10am- 3pm. The event will bring Coast Salish cultural leaders & accomplices together to share lessons and build settler and Indigenous solidarity practices.

-

ما با هیجان منتظر راه‌اندازی وبینارهای ضبط شده در مورد قوانین حقوق بشر بریتیش کلمبیا به ۱۰ زبان هستیم! در وب‌سایت ما در ...
27/10/2023

ما با هیجان منتظر راه‌اندازی وبینارهای ضبط شده در مورد قوانین حقوق بشر بریتیش کلمبیا به ۱۰ زبان هستیم! در وب‌سایت ما در https://bchumanrights.ca/resources/code-sessions/ در مورد چگونگی محافظت قوانین حقوق بشر بریتیش کلمبیا از حقوق شما و شرح وظایف شما در زمینه اشتغال، مسکن و خدمات اطلاعات کسب کنید.

25/10/2023

Did you know that the B.C. human rights system consists of three parts? Today, we are highlighting the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening and adjudicating human rights complaints. They also offer the parties the opportunity to try to resolve the complaint through mediation.

For more information on B.C.'s three-part human rights system, check out bchumanrightssystem.ca

25/10/2023

Did you know that the B.C. human rights system consists of three parts? Today, we are highlighting the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening and adjudicating human rights complaints. They also offer the parties the opportunity to try to resolve the complaint through mediation.

For more information on B.C.'s three-part human rights system, check out bchumanrightssystem.ca

Discrimination can lead to certain groups being underrepresented in the workforce. Our Employment Equity Toolkit include...
23/10/2023

Discrimination can lead to certain groups being underrepresented in the workforce. Our Employment Equity Toolkit includes strategies for building and implementing fair, inclusive hiring and promotion practices.

For more information, please visit https://bchumanrights.ca/employment-equity-toolkit/

Today until October 22nd, BCEdAccess Society cohosted by BC People First present "AdvoCon 2023: Breaking Barriers Togeth...
20/10/2023

Today until October 22nd, BCEdAccess Society cohosted by BC People First present "AdvoCon 2023: Breaking Barriers Together." This event highlights self-advocacy for students all over the province with diverse disabilities and diverse abilities in education. We are honoured that B.C. Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender was invited to share with a few words. Check out the lineup here:

As a non-profit organization led by volunteers, we look to our community to support our annual advocacy conference. AdvoCon is a great opportunity to reach our audience and let them know that you s…

Do you know where to turn when you have a human rights issue? B.C.'s human rights system has three parts. When someone i...
19/10/2023

Do you know where to turn when you have a human rights issue? B.C.'s human rights system has three parts. When someone is facing discrimination or harassment, figuring out where to go can feel complicated. That's why we've launched new tools today to help people find the support they're looking for. Check out bchumanrightssystem.ca

Reminder! Do you collect or use data about British Columbians in the course of your daily work? Have you ever wondered h...
18/10/2023

Reminder! Do you collect or use data about British Columbians in the course of your daily work? Have you ever wondered how governments use that data to help make decisions and set priorities? Join us on October 25 from 10:00 - 11:30 am for an introductory workshop via Zoom on how the Grandmother Perspective both answers and echoes calls to collect disaggregated data to advance human rights. Participants will be invited to use a sample of data from their daily work to highlight key aspects of the report.

Register Here: https://ca01web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50ocOGoqzItE9dO67bC-YA0ApJHrvxcZtln

Today is International Day for Eradication of Poverty. More than 40,600 children in B.C. were lifted out of poverty from...
17/10/2023

Today is International Day for Eradication of Poverty. More than 40,600 children in B.C. were lifted out of poverty from 2019 to 2020 because of pandemic financial assistance. But as benefits ended, progress is not expected to continue.

For more information see First Call B.C.'s "BC Child Poverty Report Card"https://campaign2000.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/BC-Report-Card-First_Call-2022_Feb_14_web.pdf

Join the Bill Reid Centre and SFU Public Square on October 19 from 2:30pm For Reconnaissance to Reputation. This free ev...
15/10/2023

Join the Bill Reid Centre and SFU Public Square on October 19 from 2:30pm For Reconnaissance to Reputation. This free event will feature a lecture by Visiting Fellow, Sdahl Ḵ’awaas, Lucy Bell, of the Haida Nation as she reflects on Tla Yahda –

Making it Right. For more information please visit,

Join the Bill Reid Centre’s Visiting Fellow, Sdahl Ḵ’awaas, Lucy Bell, of the Haida Nation as she reflects on Tla Yahda –Making it Right.

Emily Carr University, the City of Vancouver and Systemic Design Association Hubs are hosting RSD12-Vancouver: Climate J...
14/10/2023

Emily Carr University, the City of Vancouver and Systemic Design Association Hubs are hosting RSD12-Vancouver: Climate Justice on October 15 & 16 from 10a.m.-5p.m. A free event focused on intersectional climate justice that is equally an experimental and experiential learning journey that includes researchers, students, civil servants, and community members working to design just climate futures.

To register, please visit

RSD12 | Emily Carr University | The City of Vancouver

ICYMI: As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer has announced that mandatory ...
13/10/2023

ICYMI: As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer has announced that mandatory masking is returning to facilities run by provincial health authorities and long-term care homes. While masking will not be mandated for patients and residents, this is a step in the right direction. In our view, healthcare settings, of all places, should prioritize the health of medically vulnerable people.

Read the full article here:

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix have announced that mandatory masking is returning to the province's health-care facilities as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.

Employment compensation can help build fair and inclusive workplaces. Take action to address barriers in the workplace w...
13/10/2023

Employment compensation can help build fair and inclusive workplaces. Take action to address barriers in the workplace with our employment equity toolkit!

Find our info sheet on compensation and other topics at https://bchumanrights.ca/employment-equity-toolkit/

In 2022-23, our human rights work addressed the question of "what sparks change?" From a province-wide campaign on ablei...
12/10/2023

In 2022-23, our human rights work addressed the question of "what sparks change?" From a province-wide campaign on ableism to releasing the findings and recommendations of our first inquiry on experiences of hate, we used all the tools of our Office to spark change across the province.

To learn more about our work and take a look at the steps we've taken to advance , check out our 2022-23 Annual Report:
https://bchumanrights.ca/publications/annual-report-2022/

In 2022, B.C. was the first province to announce that it would terminate its agreement with the Canada Border Services A...
10/10/2023

In 2022, B.C. was the first province to announce that it would terminate its agreement with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to use provincial prisons to detain asylum-seekers. Now, one year later, the province continues to hold migrants in provincial jails after having extended the agreement for three months.

As the new deadline to terminate the agreement approaches on October 31, see this article to understand more about this important human rights issue.

A year after BC ended its deal to jail detainees for the Canada Border Services Agency, it's still holding immigration cases in its jails.

Address


Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to BC's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner:

Videos

Shortcuts

  • Address
  • Alerts
  • Contact The Business
  • Videos
  • Claim ownership or report listing
  • Want your business to be the top-listed Government Service?

Share