The Province is re-establishing the British Columbia Human Rights Commission. To do this thoughtfully, feedback was gathered to help guide decisions on the role, functions and priorities of the new commission.
Between Sept. 20 and Nov. 17, 2017, we gathered your stories, ideas and concerns about human rights in B.C. In addition to the online discussion, interested groups and individuals were invited to provide written submissions to Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon, who also met personally with over 100 stakeholders and citizens to collect their stories and feedback. You can continue to read the archived online discussion.
The results of the public engagement have been summarized in a public report and recommendations to Attorney General David Eby. The Attorney General will consider the recommendations and bring forward his proposal to Cabinet in 2018.
Our communities will be stronger when all British Columbians – no matter where they live or what they can afford – have access to effective human rights support and services. With this commission, the Province aims to create a commission that is efficient, effective and equipped to protect, promote and defend human rights in British Columbia.
This engagement is now closed.