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 Coalition.
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.
“New to British Columbia? Know Your Human Rights.”
Click on these links for information about human rights for newcomers to British Columbia:
|Protection from Discrimination|
|Discrimination Based on
|Information for Employers|
|To file a human rights complaint:||For general questions about
human rights protections:
|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
|Ministry of Justice
Dispute Resolution Office
Justice Services Branch
PO BOX 9222 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9J1
Phone: 250 387-1480
TTY: Please call Enquiry BC: 1-800-661-8773
Assistance for Eligible Complainants and Respondents
For complainants anywhere
For respondents anywhere in the province and Victoria-area complainants:
BC Human Rights Clinic
|BC Human Rights Clinic
c/o University of Victoria Law Centre
Third Floor 1221 Broad St.
Victoria, BC V8W 2A4
Phone: 250 385-1221
Tollfree: 1 866 385-1221