Are you struggling with an issue?
Have you had a run-in with police? Are you struggling with a legal issue? Is the Ministry of Children and Family Development involved with you and your child? If so, it’s important that you KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.
Remember that the RCMP must suspect you of committing a crime, have seen you committing a crime, or you must be driving a vehicle before they can stop you and question you.
For more information on how to respond to RCMP interactions and what to do if you are detained, go here: https://www.justiceeducation.ca/legal-help/rights/your-legal-rights/your-legal-rights
Have a problem with an employer?
The BC Ministry of Labour offers a number of resources to assist you with issue resolution and complaints. Please refer to the list of links below for the one that best suits your situation.
Workers’ Advisers Office: Operating independently of WorkSafeBC, the Workers’ Advisers Office provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependents on disagreements they may have with WorkSafeBC decisions.
Employers’ Advisers Office: Independent of WorkSafeBC, the Employers’ Advisers Office is a resource for employers in British Columbia, providing complimentary advice, assistance, representation educational seminars to employers, potential employers and employer associations concerning workers’ compensation issues.
Employment Standards Branch: The law in B.C. sets standards for payment, compensation and working conditions in most workplaces. The standards promote open communication, fair treatment and work-life balance for employees. If you need to make a complaint about unfair treatment, please use this link: Make a Complaint
Workers’ Compensation System: The workers’ compensation system is protected and maintained by WorkSafeBC, an independent reporting agency. Learn about registering with WorkSafeBC, premiums, optional coverage, reports, audits and more.