BC Human Rights Tribunal

Learn more about Human Rights and Duties.

Learn more about Human Rights Complaint Process.


Tribunal staff are also available to give information to the parties. Contact us.

Advice may also be available from the BC Human Rights Clinic. The Clinic comes to the Tribunal most Mondays to give advice. See others who can help on our resources page.

September 9, 2016
Special programs and employment equity initiatives are unique ways to advance equality. The Tribunal has updated its information and policies respecting these proactive initiatives, and has developed new forms for organizations seeking approval of a special program. For more information, click here.

August 2, 2016
On July 28, 2016, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016 came into effect. The amendment:

- adds the grounds "gender identity or expression" to all areas of the Code (except wage discrimination based on sex)
- adds the grounds "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" to the non-profit exemption - adds the grounds "sexual orientation" and "gender identify or expression" to the employment equity provision

The Tribunal will update its forms to reflect these changes.

July 25, 2016
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton issued a statement proposing amendments to B.C.'s Human Rights Code to include gender identity or expression among the protected grounds covered by the code. Learn more:

July 21, 2016

We are pleased to announce the appointments of new members, Barbara Korenkiewicz and Emily Ohler, effective June 9, 2016.

June 14, 2016

Diana Juricevic has been appointed as tribunal chair, effective August 1, 2016. For more information click on the following link.

April 8, 2016

The Tribunal will begin surveying our participants this month. The purpose is to evaluate and improve the Tribunal's services to the public. The survey is short and confidential. Participation is voluntary, but we strongly encourage you to participate. It is only with your feedback that we can improve the complaint process.

Individual surveys will be tailored to a party's experience at the tribunal and emailed to them after their case closes. You can find a copy of all the possible survey questions here.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

January 15, 2016

The Tribunal has issued amended Rules and new forms. See:

With these changes the Tribunal has amended:

  • Information Sheets P2 Tribunal Process
  • Information Sheet P6 Disclosure Requirements
  • Process Flow Chart
  • Form 7.2 – Dismissal Application

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