CLAS is co-sponsoring a talk by Ted Clugston, the mayor of Medicine Hat. He adopted the Housing First model to assist his city’s homeless population and has become a significant proponent of that […]
Under B.C.’s Human Rights Code (the “Code”), transgender persons have been protected from discrimination within the definition of “sex”, as interpreted by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Courts. However, the transgender community and its supporters have pursued explicit protections […]
CLAS contributed to a report from the City of Vancouver’s Renters Advisory Committee on reforming BC’s residential tenancy system. Earlier this month, a CLAS lawyer addressed Vancouver City Council about the report, which builds on recommendations in reports that CLAS and […]
CLAS is part of the BC Employment Standards Coalition, which is hosting an event on Workers Action Centres on November 18th.
Workers in Action: Exploring Workers Centres Across Canada
Wednesday November 18 2015 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W […]
BC Human Rights Tribunal Rules Veterinary Medical Association Engaged in Systemic Discrimination Against Indo-Canadian Veterinarians
It’s been a long haul, but CLAS is very relieved and gratified to see that its years of hard work and persistence on behalf of a group of Indo-Canadian veterinarians operating discount clinics in the Lower Mainland has […]
CLAS has posted our annual report for 2014-2015. The annual report reviews our activities over 2014-2015 in the areas of housing, income security, workers’ rights, mental health, and human rights.
The stories include, among others:
- in the housing section, details about a Charter challenge […]
CLAS has long advocated for measures to reduce barriers in our tenancy laws for those who are fleeing family violence. This week the B.C. government introduced a bill into the provincial legislature that would, if passed, allow tenants fleeing family violence to […]
Today, in Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users v. Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the City of Vancouver, the BC Supreme Court found that the Downtown Ambassadors program has engaged in discriminatory conduct against homeless people. West Coast […]
This spring, CLAS represented a worker whose claim for workers’ compensation was denied because of a misapprehension made by the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) regarding a doctor’s evidence about the worker’s injury.
The worker was employed as a press operator at […]
CLAS, along with the BC Federation of Labour, recently argued a case at the BC Court of Appeal that raises important access to justice concerns for injured workers involved with the workers’ compensation system in British Columbia.
Currently, the final level of […]