Legal Support Services

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

The CLAS BC Human Rights Clinic has partnered with the BCAAFC to deliver educational workshops in Friendship Centres across British Columbia. The CLAS educational workshops empower participants by providing information on BC Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) services to support and uphold their human rights.

Education within the BC Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) and Indigenous communities is a vital part of achieving justice in human rights. The colonial legacy has impacted how people view, work and listen to Indigenous persons. The BCHRT’s 2020 report – Expanding our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples Human Rights, details how Indigenous persons have been silenced and recognizes the absence of culturally appropriate and accessible services.

Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)

Legal Lunch & Learn: Free online webinars every Wednesday at noon to discuss legal issues of concern to the non-profit sector in BC.

Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC (COVID-19: Legal Aid BC is taking phone-only applications)

A range of free services that might be able to help. Priority is given to people with low incomes, but many of the services are available to all residents of BC. They can help you access legal information, advice, and representation services, find an office near you.

Office of the Ombudsperson

The BC Ombudsperson works to make sure public sector organizations are treating people fairly and following the rules. They listen to and investigate complaints about local and provincial public sector organizations, and serious wrongdoing in the provincial government. Services are free and confidential, available to members of the public and employees of public sector organizations.