Human Rights

Follow-Up Joint Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

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

April 7, 2020

Dear Minister Simpson:

RE: Follow-up Concerning COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

We are so pleased to see that the Ministry of Social Development […]

Statement on COVID-19 Support for Income & Disability Assistance in BC

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) supports the new, encouraging COVID-19 income and disability measures to help British Columbians announced by the provincial Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (“the Ministry”).

  • People already receiving […]

Press Release: Advocates Call on Minister of Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson to Make New Federal Benefits Available to Workers on Welfare

March 27, 2020 – For Immediate Release

Vancouver and Victoria – Legal advocacy groups are urgently calling for the provincial government to make legislative changes that would allow British Columbians who both work and receive disability or income assistance cheques to keep the […]

2020-03-27T10:49:57-07:00March 27, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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: , , |

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

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 […]

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

Lawyers with the Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline Join Calls for Day of Remembrance for Mosque Attack

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Find the press release on the Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline website.

Lawyers with the Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline are joining other groups across Canada to call on the federal government to designate January 29th as a […]

2019-06-27T20:14:56-07:00January 29, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |