Canadian federal and provincial statute links are listed in this last section on issues such as awareness of rights and respect of behaviour and others, boundaries within our society, acceptance and support of others, and engagement, support and promotion of community spirit.

  • Awareness of rights and respect
  • Boundaries
  • Acceptance
  • Support
  • Engagement
  • Community


Federal Statutes

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

Description: [Assented to November 1st, 2001] An Act respecting immigration to Canada and the granting of refugee protection to persons who are displaced, persecuted or in danger


Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (S.C. 2000, c. 5)

Description: [Assented to April 13th, 2000] An Act to support and promote electronic commerce by protecting personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in certain circumstances, by providing for the use of electronic means to communicate or record information or transactions and by amending the Canada Evidence Act, the Statutory Instruments Act and the Statute Revision Act


Privacy Act, (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-21)

Description: An Act to extend the present laws of Canada that protect the privacy of individuals and that provide individuals with a right of access to personal information about themselves.


Public Service Employment Act (S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12, 13)

Description: [Assented to November 7th, 2003] An Act respecting employment in the public service. The public service, whose members are drawn from across the country, reflects a myriad of backgrounds, skills and professions that are a unique resource for Canada.


Pension Act, (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-6 )

Description: An Act to provide pensions and other benefits to or in respect of members of the Canadian naval, army and air forces and of the Canadian Forces. The provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed and interpreted to the end that the recognized obligation of the people and Government of Canada to provide compensation to those members of the forces who have been disabled or have died as a result of military service, and to their dependants, may be fulfilled.


Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (S.C. 2000, c. 24)

Description: [Assented to June 29th, 2000] An Act respecting genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and to implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.


Employment Equity Act (S.C. 1995, c. 44)

Description: [Assented to December 15th, 1995] An Act respecting employment equity. The purpose of this Act is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability and, in the fulfillment of that goal, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment experienced by women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities by giving effect to the principle that employment equity means more than treating persons in the same way but also requires special measures and the accommodation of differences.


Holocaust Memorial Day Act, (S.C. 2003, c. 24)

Description: [Assented to November 7th, 2003] An Act to establish Holocaust Memorial Day. The Parliament of Canada is committed to using legislation, education and example to protect Canadians from violence, racism and hatred and to stopping those who foster or commit crimes of violence, racism and hatred. Yom ha-Shoah or the Day of the Holocaust, as determined in each year by the Jewish lunar calendar, is an opportune day to reflect on and educate about the enduring lessons of the Holocaust and to reaffirm a commitment to uphold human rights.


Jules and Paul-Émile Léger Foundation, An Act to incorporate the, (S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 85)

Description: [Assented to December 18th, 1981]

An Act to incorporate the Jules and Paul-Émile Léger Foundation. There is hereby established a non-profit corporation to be known as the Jules and Paul-Émile Léger Foundation, in this Act referred to as the “Foundation”.The objects of the Foundation are

(a) to relieve sickness and hunger and to provide assistance to all in need including orphans, lepers, the aged, the handicapped and the ill-treated;

(b) to support and establish hospitals, rehabilitation centres, refuges and other similar institutions;

(c) to support persons and organizations with objects similar to its own;

(d) to organize, promote and participate in fund raising drives for itself and for persons and organizations with objects similar to its own;

(e) to solicit and receive gifts, legacies and grants; and

(f) generally, to organize, promote, coordinate and support, both morally and financially, in Canada and elsewhere, all educational, religious, philanthropic and benevolent charities, causes and activities.


National Peacekeepers’ Day Act (S.C. 2008, c. 27)

Description: [Assented to June 18th, 2008] An Act respecting a National Peacekeepers’ Day. In 1956 the Minister of External Affairs, the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson, proposed the first United Nations peacekeeping mission and, since that time, Canada has been a leader in keeping the peace around the world, with more than one hundred thousand members of the Canadian Forces participating in peacekeeping and peace support operations along with many members of Canadian police services, diplomats and civilians.


Old Age Security Act, ( R.S., 1985, c. O-9 )

Description: An Act to provide for old age security.


United Nations Act, ( R.S., 1985, c. U-2 )

Description: An Act respecting Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations.


Federal Statutes

Bill 212 (Ontario), An Act to amend the Education Act in respect of behaviour, discipline and safety

Description: This Bill came into effect on February 1, 2008. It modified the existing system of suspension and expulsion of students while keeping elements of the existing discretionary and mandatory suspensions in the Education Act. The list of infractions that may lead to suspension will now include bullying - an important step in achieving safe schools. Further, Bill 212 changes the decision making structure so that teachers no longer have the authority to suspend.


School Act [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 412

Description: School Act [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 412


B.C. Ministry of Education – Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools

Description: The British Columbia safe school strategy.


Child, Family and Community Service Act [RSBC 1996) CHAPTER 46

Description: This Act sets out the statutory requirements for protecting children.


Civil Rights Protection Act [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 49

Description: In this Act, "prohibited act" means any conduct or communication by a person that has as its purpose interference with the civil rights of a person or class of persons..

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Independent School Regulation, B.C. Reg. 262/89

Description: This Act sets out the statutory requirements for protecting children.