Additional resources to support you in navigating B.C.’s human rights system
Clinics, advocates and organizations offering human rights support
While the BC Human Rights Clinic operated by the Community Legal Assistance Society is one of the largest dedicated services to support people with bringing human rights complaints to the BC Human Rights Tribunal, there are a wide range of legal clinics, advocates and organizations across the province who offer similar human rights support and they may be relevant to your specific needs or location.
Below is a list of clinics and organizations that support human rights complaint assistance before the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
If this list doesn’t meet your needs, a fantastic resource for finding an advocate or clinic that may be able to support you is the ‘Find an Advocate’ tool operated by BC PovNet. This tool includes advocates who work across many legal issues, and may not all include human rights complaint assistance. We encourage you to use this tool to explore clinics and services across the province.
|Amici Curiae (AC) Friends of Court
|Provides legal workshops for self-represented litigants. They do not provide legal advice.They help self-represented litigants complete legal forms and navigate through the court/tribunal process.
|Atira Women’s Resource Society
|Provides advocacy services for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on poverty, family, and criminal law issues.
|Catherine White Holman Wellness Society
|Provides low-barrier legal and wellness services to Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. Services include hormone and surgery readiness assessments (18 and up), ADHD assessments, support with ID changes including updating name and gender marker, and legal advice. Services are free and provided virtually via Zoom to everyone living in British Columbia, regardless of status. In-person appointments may be available if needed.
|Disability Alliance BC Society
|Provides free legal advice and representation to people with disabilities.
|Greater Vancouver Law Students’ Legal Advice Society
|Law students from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC operate a legal clinic to provide legal information, advocacy, assistance, and advice to low-income residents of the Lower Mainland.
|Immigrant Services Society of BC
|Provides free legal advice, representation and wrap-around services to immigrants and refugees.
|Justice for Girls
|Provides gender specific and holistic legal services for girls living in poverty.
|Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society
|Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in Kamloops and surrounding areas
|Migrant Workers Centre BC Society
|A legal clinic for migrant farm workers in the Okanagan to address the discrimination they face and to engage in law/policy reform and strategic litigation in the immigration and labour policy context.
|Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society
|Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in Prince George and surrounding areas
|Rise Women’s Legal Centre
|Legal Clinic providing services to self-identified women living outside the Lower Mainland and a province-wide triage and navigation service. Primarily focuses include family law.
|Seniors First BC Society
|Provides summary advice, document preparation, and representation to eligible seniors in BC
|Society for Children and Youth of BC
|Provides free and direct legal services to vulnerable children and youth in BC in family law, child protection, and other child and youth areas of law
|Sources Community Resources Society
|Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
|South Asian Legal Clinic of BC
|A legal clinic to provide culturally specific services to South Asian people living within the Greater Vancouver region and to engage in system change work through strategic litigation, interventions and legal submissions
|Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Society
|Provides free legal advice, representation, information, and education to tenants throughout BC
|Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law
|Law students provide year-round assistance to low-income residents of Kamloops and the surrounding area with a variety of legal matters including residential tenancy, income security, and employment
|Together Against Poverty Society
|Legal representation for people on low incomes on Vancouver Island focusing on tenancy, employment standards, income assistance, and disability issues
|University of Victoria Faculty of Law
|Law students provide year-round assistance to low-income Greater Victoria residents with a variety of legal matters including human rights complaints, residential tenancy, income security, family law, and summary criminal offences
|West Coast Prison Justice Society
|The West Coast Prison Justice Society operates Prisoners’ Legal Services, a legal clinic for federal and provincial prisoners in BC.
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