Human rights belong to all British Columbians. They are fundamental to creating and sustaining a fair and civilised society, and they help to ensure that all British Columbians can participate fully in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the province.
British Columbia has a law to protect and promote human rights. It is called the B.C. Human Rights Code or the Code. The Code helps to protect you from discrimination and harassment.
Guide and service dogs help people with disabilities avoid hazards or perform tasks. Guide dogs help people with visual impairments while service dogs help people with other kinds of disabilities such as hearing impairments and epilepsy. They can help a person navigate through public areas, alert them to sounds, open doors and do other tasks.
British Columbia’s Human Rights Code protects all people 19 and over from discrimination because of their age.