News and updates


  • 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

  • Hearing scheduling underway

    May 10, 2024 The Tribunal has begun scheduling hearings after a temporary pause related to its backlog strategy. The Tribunal is scheduling hearings in the…

  • May 2024 update

    May 1, 2024 The Tribunal is pleased to report progress under its Backlog Strategy. As at May 1, the Tribunal has 524 open Covid-related cases in…

  • November 2023 update

    The Tribunal is pleased to welcome eight new Tribunal Members: Ijeamaka Anika, Jonathan Chapnick, Robin Dean, Andrea Duncan, Theressa Etmanski, Christopher Foy, Andrew Robb, and…

  • Annual report 2022-2023

    BCHRT’s Annual Report 2022-2023 has been filed with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and is now available to the public.

  • Tribunal updates

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