Reports and Publications

CLAS has produced reports, publications, and extensive research projects in our areas of law. Here are some of our latest work.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

SHARP Workplaces Promotional Materials

May 2020

These materials promote the SHARP Workplaces program addressing workplace sexual harassment. The brochure provides information on workplace sexual harassment, how to apply for the free five hour legal advice services or request public legal education and training. The posters promote and provide contact information to apply for the legal advice services.

Take a look at SHARP Workplaces promotional materials below:

SHARP Workplaces Brochure (English)

SHARP Workplaces Brochure (French)

HARP Workplaces Brochures (Additional languages)

SHARP Workplaces Poster A (8.5″ x 11″)

SHARP Workplaces Poster B (8.5″ x 11″)

Housing and Evictions

Rental Recommendations 2015: Reforming the BC Residential Tenancy System

2015

CLAS lawyers worked with the City of Vancouver Renters Advisory Committee on this report, building on the longstanding work of other organizations in order to present recommendations for improving the residential tenancy system.

Read more about the rental recommendations we made >>

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On Shaky Ground: Fairness at the Residential Tenancy Branch

October 2013

In this comprehensive report, CLAS lawyers investigated the Residential Tenancy Branch’s performance in its key service areas: education, decision making and enforcement. The report reveals serious and troubling deficiencies in the Branch’s work, and makes urgent recommendations for critical changes to the system that is responsible for upholding the rights of tenants and landlords throughout the province.

Read our report on Fairness at the Residential Tenancy Branch >>

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BC’s Residential Tenancy System: 13 Recommendations for Change

May 2013

CLAS partnered with housing advocacy groups to present 13 recommendations for urgent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act, which would dramatically improve the lives of landlords and tenants in BC.

Read more about our 13 recommendations for changing BC’s Residential Tenancy System >>

Mental Health Law

Operating in Darkness: BC’s Mental Health Act Detention System

November 2017

This comprehensive report documents research on the BC system for mental health detention and involuntary psychiatric treatment and makes recommendations for change to legislation, regulation, policy, and practice to address unfairness and Charter rights deprivations for individuals with mental disabilities.

Read our report on how to improve BC’s Mental Health System >>

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Submissions to the Privacy Commissioner on disclosure of mental health information through police information checks

February 2014

In response to a call for submissions on the practice of disclosing non-conviction information to employers through police information checks, CLAS argued that this practice unjustifiably infringed the privacy of people living with mental illnesses.

Read our submissions to the Privacy Commissioner about mental health information and police checks >>

Worker-Related Legal Issues

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Submissions respecting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program review by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

May 2016

As a response to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities’ invitation for submissions on the future of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, CLAS provided comments on the circumstances of migrant workers in the “lowest-wage streams” within the TFWP and other temporary labour migration programs. The brief examined the vulnerabilities shared by these workers and proposed specific recommendations that would eliminate or reduce them and their potential for harm to migrant workers.

Read submissions about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program >>

Government Benefits

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What would it take to make BC the most progressive province for people living with disabilities?

March 2014

As a partner in the Disability Without Poverty Network, CLAS worked with disability advocates to provide detailed and comprehensive recommendations in response to the province’s call for submissions on its Disability White Paper.

Read our submissions to the Province about the Disability White Paper >>

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Overdue: The case for increasing the PWD benefit in British Columbia

April 2011

The Disability Without Poverty Network, of which CLAS is a partner, published a passionate report calling for urgent increases to the amount of income assistance provided to people living with disabilities.

Read the report calling for more income assistance for People with Disabilities >>