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ROUNDTABLE - LR - The human rights system in British Columbia

Date: May 19, 2021
Location: Online


CPD hours: 1.5

Roundtables are exclusively available and free for CPHR BC & Yukon Members. These events are peer-to-peer sharing and members play an active role in sharing knowledge and building community. Confidentiality is requested amongst the members present. Roundtables are not recorded for later viewing.

 
The human rights system in British Columbia   
 
During this session, Devyn will give an overview of the tripartite human rights system in BC.

She will explain the roles of the BC Human Rights Tribunal, BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, and the Human Rights Clinic. She will explain what to expect if you are involved in a human rights complaint, and offer some tips for engaging in the Tribunal’s complaint process.
 
Finally, Devyn will also share the types of COVID-related complaints that the Tribunal has received over the past year.
 
            

Guest Facilitator: Devyn Cousineau, is a member of the BC Human Rights Tribunal.  
 
Prior to her appointment, she served as Tribunal legal counsel.  Before joining the Tribunal, Ms. Cousineau practiced in the areas of human rights and administrative law for several years, representing complainants across British Columbia and appearing before various tribunals and at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.  She is a frequent invited speaker on human rights and administrative law topics.

Ms. Cousineau holds a BA (Hon.) from McGill University and an LLB from the University of Victoria, where she received awards for academic achievement, oral advocacy and community service.  After law school, she clerked for Madame Justice Jo-Ann E. Prowse at the BC Court of Appeal and the Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada
 
 
Devyn Cousineau

 

Roundtable Host:                
 


Location:

This roundtable will take place online on Zoom.
 
 
Time:
8:00am to 9:15am – Pacific Standard Time (PDT)
 
 
Registration:
Please register by the date indicated below. You will receive a registration confirmation immediately. The details on how to access the online roundtable will be sent via a calendar invite by the end of the business day before.
 
 
Registration Deadline - May 17th, 2021 - 4 pm  Registration Fee
CPHR BC & Yukon Members - all categories  Included with Membership
Non-Members  Members Only

 
Questions:
  • Questions about registrations can be directed to roundtable@cphrbc.ca.
  • Questions about this roundtable can be directed to Quinne Davey, Member Relations Manager, Lower Mainland.