ERIC Number: ED459021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Equality through Access. Annual Report, 2000/01.
British Columbia Human Rights Commission, Vancouver.
This report describes the British Columbia Human Rights Commission's activities during 2000-01. The Commission held public hearings to learn about barriers that prevent Aboriginal students from full participation in the British Columbia education system, and published a report on the findings with recommendations for improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal students. Workshops were held to instruct non-profit groups in assisting people filing human rights complaints, and to let the public hear about the Commission's work and what they can do to promote human rights in their communities. The Commission hosted the annual conference of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies and received the Association's International Award for successfully raising international awareness about human rights issues. A report was released calling for a renewed employment equity strategy for the public service sector that included a detailed implementation and monitoring plan. A program was sponsored in which students submitted works of art showing how promoting human rights can help prevent bullying, discrimination, and homophobia. The Commission lobbied the government to introduce legislation to end discrimination faced by people living in poverty and those who use assistive animals. A guide was published to assist employers in developing and implementing anti-harassment policies. The Commission's public interest program produced three research reports. The complaints process is described, and statistics for the year 2000-01 are presented. Sidebars describe cases the Commission pursued. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Annual Reports, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Bullying, Canada Natives, Civil Liberties, Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Social Discrimination, Workshops, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.bchrc.gov.bc.ca/AnnualReport00-01.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Human Rights Commission, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada