Human Rights Resources (23:IV)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on August 1, 2023.

BC Human Rights Clinic

Telephone: 604-622-1100 Toll-Free: 1-855-685-6222 Website:

  • Operated by CLAS
  • Short service clinic has 30 minute appointments with a human rights lawyer/advocate.
  • Legal services program provides summary advice, legal assistance, or representation to complainants who apply for representation and qualify for assistance.
  • You should apply within 30 days of the Tribunal accepting the complaint for filing.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Toll-Free: 1-888-214-1090 Website:

  • Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Ensures compliance with the Employment Equity Act
  • Information about how to make a formal complaint regarding a business or organization regulated by the federal government.

BC Human Rights Tribunal

Telephone: 604-775-2000 Toll-Free: 1-888-440-8844 Website:

  • Deals with human rights complaints that arise in British Columbia and are covered by the Human Rights Code

BC Civil Liberties Association

Telephone: 604-687-2919 Website:

  • Assists the general public complaints against police officers and infringements on freedom of speech
  • Provides a Legal Advocate Support Line which can provide legal information, referrals, and consultations for legal advocates working with clients facing civil liberties infringements

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