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.

This is not an exhaustive list of all providers in the province and we welcome all feedback in improving this list. To have your service added, removed or corrected on this list, please email

OrganizationDescriptionRegion servedWebsite
Amici Curiae (AC) Friends of CourtProvides 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.  Province-wide
Atira Women’s Resource SocietyProvides advocacy services for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on poverty, family, and criminal law issues.Lower Mainland
Catherine White Holman Wellness SocietyProvides 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.Province-wide
Disability Alliance BC SocietyProvides free legal advice and representation to people with disabilities.Province-wide
Greater Vancouver Law Students’ Legal Advice SocietyLaw 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.Lower Mainland
Immigrant Services Society of BCProvides free legal advice, representation and wrap-around services to immigrants and refugees.Lower
Justice for GirlsProvides gender specific and holistic legal services for girls living in poverty.
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry SocietyProvides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in Kamloops and surrounding areasInterior
Migrant Workers Centre BC SocietyA 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.Lower Mainland
Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice SocietyProvides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in Prince George and surrounding areasNorth
Rise Women’s Legal CentreLegal 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.Lower
Seniors First BC SocietyProvides summary advice, document preparation, and representation to eligible seniors in BCLower Mainland
Society for Children and Youth of BCProvides free and direct legal services to vulnerable children and youth in BC in family law, child protection, and other child and youth areas of lawProvince-wide
Sources Community Resources SocietyProvides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in the Lower Mainland and Fraser ValleyLower Mainland
South Asian Legal Clinic of BCA 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 submissionsProvince-wide
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre SocietyProvides free legal advice, representation, information, and education to tenants throughout BCProvince-wide
Thompson Rivers University Faculty of LawLaw 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 employmentInterior
Together Against Poverty SocietyLegal representation for people on low incomes on Vancouver Island focusing on tenancy, employment standards, income assistance, and disability issuesVancouver
University of Victoria Faculty of LawLaw 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 offencesVancouver Island
West Coast Prison Justice SocietyThe West Coast Prison Justice Society operates Prisoners’ Legal Services, a legal clinic for federal and provincial prisoners in BC.Lower Mainland

Informational rack cards (4×9″, double-sided)

Available in multiple languages, for download and print.

If you want to request print copies of these rack cards, please contact

Cover of the English rack card. Title: B.C.'s Human Rights System
Subtitle: Get the help you need
Image: Elderly Asian woman wearing an apron smiles as her family looks on in the background.