News & Updates

News


  • Fall 2021 updates

    November 25, 2021 

    The government amended the Human Rights Code effective November 25, 2021 to add Indigenous identity as a ground of discrimination. In Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights, Ardith Walpetko We’dalx Walkem recommended that the Tribunal advocate to add Indigenous identity as a protected ground to the Code. That recommendation has been fulfilled with the amendment. Please use the print form to make a complaint on the basis of Indigenous identify. We are updating the online form. 

    November 17, 2021 

    The government introduced legislation to amend the Human Rights Code to add Indigenous identity as a protected ground. See news release. This is one of the recommendations in Expanding our Vision: Cultural Equality and Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights

    The bill comes into force on Royal Assent. 

    November 8, 2021 

    The Tribunal has issued a new Practice Direction as an interim emergency measure to address the significantly increased workload at the Tribunal, including the large number of outstanding applications to dismiss complaints made under s. 27 of the Code. See: Emergency Pause on New Applications to Dismiss.

    September 15, 2021

    Many people are filing complaints about vaccine requirements. Before filing a complaint, see Vaccine Requirement Complaints

Recent News

  • Tribunal updates

    The Tribunal has updated the Backlog Strategy, Case Path Pilot Project, and Public Hearings.


  • Tribunal backlog strategy

    The Chair has issued a message about the Tribunal’s backlog strategy.


  • Message from the Chair about the Tribunal’s backlog strategy

    Last updated: December 15, 2023 Background In past three years, the Tribunal experienced a rapid spike in the number of complaints filed. The Tribunal did…


  • Case Path Pilot

    The Tribunal has extended the Case Path Pilot a further six months while it completes its process review.


  • Tribunal seeking volunteers

    The BC Human Rights Tribunal is seeking volunteers for an Advisory Group