M09 – Human Rights and Non-Profit Housing Accommodation

This introductory session is designed to explain the basic principles of human rights law to participants and the application of those laws to the non-profit housing sector. Topics covered will include a review of the relevant sections of the Human Rights Code, examples of types of unlawful discrimination that may arise in non-profit housing associations, a description of the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and human rights complaint and response processes, and information on Directors liability and insurance. The session will also discuss pro-active measures that can be taken to avoid claims.