Legal Support Services

Legal Support Services

Community Legal Assistance Society

The Community Legal Assistance Society 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.
Learn more about the educational resources developed here: Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights.
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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 with, 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

The Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society aims to empower artists and non-profits in Canada to access justice efficiently, effectively and equitably. With this mission, PLEO works to shift the paradigm in how non-profits and artists experience the law, providing them with accessible tools, education, and information needed to prevent a legal issue before it happens.

Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC

Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC offers 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 Office of the 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.