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CLAS Advocates and Offers Government Support for COVID-19 Related Eviction Protections for Tenants

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) is extremely concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable citizens, and on all renters in the province of B.C. Through the Community Law Program funded by the Law Foundation, CLAS […]

2020-03-20T09:04:08-07:00March 20, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

People who experience workplace sexual harassment get help with new SHARP Workplaces program


For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) launched a new program today geared to help workers facing sexual harassment on the job. Called […]

Human Rights Award to be presented to Sustainabiliteens

Human Rights Award to be presented to Sustainabiliteens

Sustainabiliteens is this year’s recipient of the Renate Shearer human rights award.

This award, presented annually on International Human Rights Day, recognizes a group or individual’s significant contribution to advancing human rights, dignity, and justice […]

2019-12-10T10:23:11-08:00December 10, 2019|Categories: Release|Tags: , , |

CLAS intervenes in Uber case to challenge unfair user agreements

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

VANCOUVER, BC / OTTAWA, ON – On November 6, 2019, the Community Legal Assistance Society (“CLAS”) will be at the Supreme Court of Canada arguing that powerful companies like Uber should not be able to […]

2019-11-05T13:50:32-08:00November 5, 2019|Categories: News, Release|Tags: , |

Community groups disappointed provincial mental health and addictions strategy neglects law

For immediate release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Community groups joined together to express disappointment in “A Pathway to Hope” – the provincial mental health and addictions strategy announced yesterday by the Premier and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. The strategy sets […]

2019-06-27T17:10:42-07:00June 27, 2019|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Another blow to BC tenants: Rental Housing Task Force recommendations fail to protect tenants

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

In addition to direct legal services and public education, CLAS uses its expertise to advocate for systemic law reform. We work with community and advocacy groups to develop concrete […]

2019-06-27T20:07:19-07:00December 12, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Supreme Court of Canada issues decision with grave consequence for marginalized communities’ access to justice

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has released a decision today that will impact the human rights protections available to vulnerable groups who want to challenge government discrimination. The court […]

2019-06-27T20:12:37-07:00June 14, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

BC Supreme Court finds In favour of former tent city residents

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Victoria, BC

Former residents of Super-in-Tent City (SIC), a tent city formerly located on the Victoria law courts property, are celebrating a May 18, 2018, decision from Justice Sharma of the BC Supreme Court, affirming their rights […]

2019-06-27T20:14:13-07:00May 23, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act won’t protect renters facing renovictions

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

On April 12 2018, the BC government announced amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act (the “RTA”). The government says that the aim of these amendments is to increase protections for tenants facing eviction […]

2019-06-27T20:14:27-07:00April 12, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Renovicted Tenant Gets Justice at BC Supreme Court

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Tenant advocacy organizations are celebrating a decision from the BC Supreme Court which set aside a “renoviction” allowed by the Residential Tenancy Branch.

Vivian Baumann has lived in her apartment for 17 […]

2019-06-27T20:14:43-07:00April 11, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |
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