Human Rights Complaints

The BC Human Rights Clinic offers representation to people who have filed complaints with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Before you can qualify for our representation, you must have completed the following four steps:

1. Filed a human rights complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal

2. Received a letter of acceptance from the BC Human Rights Tribunal which states, "The BC Human Rights Tribunal has accepted this complaint for filing... "

3. Applied to us within 30 days of receiving your letter of acceptance from The BC Human Rights Tribunal (if you are applying after 30 days, please explain why)

4. Meet the intake criteria established by the BC Ministry of Justice

If you have completed the four steps above, and we accept your application, an advocate will be assigned to your case. Our advocate will help guide you through the early stages of your complaint, which includes the option of potentially settling your case. In our experience, we find most cases settle. However, if your case goes to a hearing, a CLAS Human Rights lawyer may be able to help you and possibly represent you at your hearing.

 

To apply for representation with the BC Human Rights Clinic, please e-mail us.  Or, you can call us at 604-622-1100 or toll-free at 1-855-685-6222.

 

CLAS may be able to assist you with the following:

  • Asking the court to review a decision made by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Human Rights Commission, or Canadian Transportation Agency

What to do

You can call CLAS at 604-685-3425 or toll-free at 1-888-685-6222 to find out if we can assist you. Or, if you would prefer, you can fill out our online form.

Please have the following documents ready, if applicable:

  • The decision of the BC Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, or the Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Any other documents you have that relate to your case