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26 Mar, 2020

Joint Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 & Income Assistance and Disability Assistance

2020-03-27T09:15:07-07:00March 26, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

Hon. Shane Simpson
Minister of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
PO Box 9933 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R2

March 24, 2020

Dear Minister Simpson:

RE: COVID-19 & Income Assistance and Disability Assistance

We write to you in light of the evolving public health emergency concerning Covid-19 […]

24 Mar, 2020

BC Tenants’ Rights Advocates Unite to Call for Ban on Evictions

2020-03-25T10:05:54-07:00March 24, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Yesterday, Canadians were given a clear and direct order from Prime Minister Trudeau: “go home and stay home.” But how can renters stay home when threatened with losing their homes through evictions?

Tenants’ rights advocates in […]

20 Mar, 2020

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

2020-03-20T09:04:08-07:00March 20, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|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, CLAS […]

17 Mar, 2020


2020-04-16T11:29:31-07:00March 17, 2020|Categories: Announcements|

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Given the federal and provincial directives around social distancing and flattening the curve for potential infections, the CLAS Office will be closed to the public effective Wednesday March 18th, until further notice. The length of this closure […]

10 Mar, 2020

New SHARP Workplaces program works towards ending sexual harassment in the workplace

2020-03-10T10:56:22-07:00March 10, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Publication, Statements|Tags: , , , |

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an unfortunate reality for many British Colombians, yet studies have shown it still goes under-reported. In fact, a 2017 study of Canadian working women showed that more than half of them […]

10 Mar, 2020

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

2020-03-10T10:55:54-07:00March 10, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Events, News, Release, Statements|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. Called […]

14 Feb, 2020

Ground-breaking human rights hearing for Indigenous families in the foster care system

2020-02-14T10:47:24-08:00February 14, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

By Aleem Bharmal, QC, Human Rights Lawyer

The BC Human Rights Clinic is representing an Indigenous mother in the case RR v Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) which is set to proceed to hearing at the BC Human […]

10 Dec, 2019

Human Rights Award to be presented to Sustainabiliteens

2019-12-10T10:23:11-08:00December 10, 2019|Categories: Release|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 justice […]

27 Nov, 2019

CLAS Finance Officer Position Posting

2019-11-27T09:32:11-08:00November 27, 2019|Categories: News|

CLAS is hiring a full-time Finance Officer who will work closely with the Executive Director as well as the Managing Director (“Senior Management”). The key responsibilities of this position are to assume the primary day-to-day responsibility of the financial-related activities of […]