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20Mar, 2020

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

March 20, 2020|Tags: , , |

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, […]

10Mar, 2020

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

March 10, 2020|Tags: , , , |


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. […]

10Dec, 2019

Human Rights Award to be presented to Sustainabiliteens

December 10, 2019|Tags: , , |

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 […]

5Nov, 2019

CLAS intervenes in Uber case to challenge unfair user agreements

November 5, 2019|Tags: , |

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 […]

27Jun, 2019

Community groups disappointed provincial mental health and addictions strategy neglects law

June 27, 2019|Tags: |

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 […]

12Dec, 2018

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

December 12, 2018|Tags: |

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 […]

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