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Equality Law for Social Change – Victoria

September 17, 2015 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

About this workshop:

When? Thursday, September 17th, 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Where? Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC, Unceded Coast Salish (Songhees and Esquimalt) Territories

This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Workshop Overview

Equality Law for Social Change is a full-day workshop for service providers, organizers, advocates, activists, and those seeking concrete strategies to address systemic discrimination. Delivered by legal educators, the workshop provides an overview of the Canadian justice system, human rights law, and equality rights. We use real cases to develop an understanding of legal strategies that can be used to combat discrimination and advance human rights. The workshop is also an excellent opportunity to connect with folks working for social justice in your community!

(Note: This workshop is an updated version of “Transforming Our Future.”)


Topics covered

-Overview of the Canadian legal system
-Formal & substantive equality in Canadian law
-In depth exploration of Section 15 (the Equality Rights Provision) of the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms
-How to identify when an act of discrimination violates Charter rights or the BC Human Rights Code, and how to challenge it
-Overview of five concrete legal strategies that can be used to challenge systemic discrimination, applying them to real cases that have happened in British Columbia



$50 for general registration;
$30 for seniors, students, youth, and fixed income.

We have a limited number of bursaries available; if cost is a barrier to your participation, please contact Alana at education@westcoastleaf.org or 604-684-8772 extension 117.

Registration fee includes materials, lunch, and refreshments. 


*Registration is also available by phone – please call Christ Church Cathedral at 250-383-2714 to have your name put on the list. You will be asked to pay by cash or cheque to West Coast LEAF at the door. 


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Equality Law for Social Change - Brochure March 2015


  • Date: September 17, 2015
  • Time: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
  • Event Categories:


  • West Coast LEAF


  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 930 Burdett Avenue
    Victoria, BC V8V 3G8 Canada
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  • Phone: 250-383-2714