Ministry of Justice

Human Rights Protection

The Human Rights Code protects British Columbians from discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, and services and facilities customarily available to the public. Protection from Discrimination gives a brief description of the coverage provided by the Human Rights Code.

More information about the Human Rights Code is available by following the links to the information sheets listed below, and from the B.C. Human Rights Clinic.

The independent Human Rights Tribunal is responsible for dealing with complaints under the Human Rights Code. Information about the Tribunal, including detailed information about how to file a complaint, is available from the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Human Rights Day

Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day in British Columbia. The B.C. government has issued a proclamation to mark 2013 as the 65th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Human Rights Day, as well as Human Rights Day in British Columbia. Visit the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website to see the Universal Declaration in more than 300 languages.

Eliminating Mandatory Retirement

Information Sheets

The information sheets are being updated. If you need immediate assistance, please contact one of the offices listed below.


To file a Complaint:

For Assistance for Eligible Complainants and Respondents.

BC Human Rights Tribunal
Suite 1170 – 605 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3
Phone: 604 775-2000
Tollfree (in B.C.): 1 888 440-8844
TTY (for hearing impaired): 604 775-2021

BC Human Rights Clinic
For complainants anywhere in the province:

Community Legal Assistance Society
Suite 300 – 1140 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 4G1
Phone: 604-622-1100
Toll Free: 1 855 685-6222

For respondents anywhere in the province
and Victoria-area complainants:
University of Victoria
Law Centre Clinical Law Program
Suite 225 – 850 Burdett Ave.
Victoria, BC V8W 1B4
Phone: 250 385-1221
Toll Free: 1-866-385-1221

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