Mental Health

Letter to Minister Dix and Minister Darcy Re: Bill 22 – 2020 – Mental Health Amendment Act

July 3, 2020

via email

The Honourable Adrian Dix, M.L.A.
Minister of Health
Room 337 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca

The Honourable Judy Darcy, M.L.A.
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
Room 346 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
MH.Minister@gov.bc.ca

Re: Bill 22 – 2020 – Mental Health Amendment Act

Dear Ministers,

We […]

2020-07-03T14:24:59-07:00July 3, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|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: |

CLAS’ statement on Ombudsperson report on involuntary admissions under the Mental Health Act

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) welcomes the Ombudsperson’s report released March 7, 2019, “Committed to Change: Protecting the Rights of Involuntary Patients under the Mental Health Act”. The report serves as an important evaluation of detaining facilities’ compliance with completing […]

2019-06-27T20:06:20-07:00March 11, 2019|Categories: News, Statements|Tags: |

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

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

New report finds disturbing rights violations in BC’s mental health detention system

BC is violating the rights of people in mental health detention, according to a report released today by the Community Legal Assistance Society: […]

2019-06-27T20:15:24-07:00November 29, 2017|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

BC legal organizations put forward justice reform priorities for provincial government

Justice Reform for BC

The Community Legal Assistance Society, Pivot Legal Society, West Coast LEAF, and the BC Civil Liberties Association have released a set of priorities that would improve and strengthen the justice system, advance human rights and ensure the principles […]

Charter challenge of forced psychiatric treatment filed in BC Supreme Court

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Two individuals and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities filed a legal action in the BC Supreme Court today to challenge a BC law that forces psychiatric treatment on people without their consent. […]

2019-06-27T20:33:05-07:00September 13, 2016|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Charter challenge of forced psychiatric treatment filed in BC Supreme Court

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

CLAS believes that people with mental illness have the right to participate meaningfully in their own treatment and recovery. However, British Columbia’s mental health laws deprive all involuntary patients — including patients living in the […]

2019-06-27T20:33:22-07:00September 13, 2016|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |
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