Education Program

Upcoming Sessions

Information Sources

Overview

The BC Human Rights Clinic’s Education Program can help you understand your rights and responsibilities under BC’s human rights laws.

Whether you are an employer, manager, landlord, service provider, strata or union, knowledge of your human rights obligations will help you provide discrimination-free services and prevent costly human rights claims against you.

The Clinic’s Educational Program builds awareness of human rights legislation and provides skills training to help prevent discrimination before it happens.

All sessions have a preventive focus while providing tools and resources that can be applied on a day-to-day basis. 

Click here for an informational brochure about our Education Program.

Human Rights in the Workplace

We offer full- and half-day workshops designed for employers, managers, human resources professionals and others interested in ensuring a discrimination-free workplace.

Our workshops provide an overview of BC’s human rights laws, the Tribunal dispute resolution process, and in-depth coverage of a variety of topics including:

  • Employers’ duty to accommodate employees with disabilities
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Employees with addictions
  • Conducting a workplace investigation
  • Creating an inclusive workplace

Full-Day Workshop

This full-day workshop is designed to assist employers, business owners, managers, human resources professionals, union leaders and members of the public to understand their rights and responsibilities under human rights law. Click the link to learn more:

Human Rights in the Workplace: An Overview for Employers

Half-Day Modules

In these three-hour interactive modules, an experienced human rights lawyer will help you understand your legal obligations related to a variety of topics. Click the links to learn more:

Addiction in the Workplace: Employers' Duties under Human Rights Law

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: Employers' Duties under Human Rights Law 

Preventing, Investigation and Responding to Workplace Sexual Harassment

We can come to you! If you are interested in hosting one of these workshops at your workplace, please contact us. 

Upcoming Workshops

These workshops are held at the CLAS office: 300 - 1140 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC, V6E 4G1

        May 16, 2018    9:30am to 4:30pm    Register Here 

        June 5, 2018     9:30am to 12:30pm   Register Here

Please contact us directly should you wish to explore educational options. Call Svetlana at 604.673.3122 or email skhakhleva@clasbc.net.

When you register by email, please include your first and last name, organization, phone number and name of the course and date you're interested in. 

Information Sources

The Human Rights Code protects British Columbians from discrimination in employment, services, and accommodations. The Ministry of Justice has developed seven information pamphlets available online in English, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Filipino, Persian, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Swahili and Vietnamese that describe Code protections titled:

  • What you need to know
  • Protection in Employment
  • Mental or Physical Disability
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  • Age Discrimination

The BC Human Rights Tribunal publishes information on its own processes and procedures. Link to their website for online materials.