The BC Supreme Court has sent a case against the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association's (DVBIA) Downtown Ambassador program back to the BC Human Rights Tribunal for review.
In 2012, the Tribunal ruled that Downtown Ambassadors did not engage in systemic discrimination against homeless people, Aboriginal people and drug users as alleged by Pivot Legal Society and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users.
The DVBIA Board of Directors and its legal representation are reviewing the decision released on Friday, April 10, and considering next steps.
The Association continues to have full confidence in the 15-year-old program that has served the community and all its members well. Over the years the program has evolved to keep current with training and members’ needs.
The program continues to be the most visible and highly rated program by the Association’s 8,000 members.