Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care

On June 19, 2020, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix appointed Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to lead an independent investigation into allegations of racism in the province’s health care system. Turpel-Lafond and her team are currently working on that investigation.

Learn more about the details of the investigation.

The investigation team will report out on its findings. The investigation will be conducted in stages and more than one report may be issued. Report(s) will be made to the Minister of Health before Dec. 31, 2020 and will also be made public.

The goal of the investigation is to inquire into and report on alleged incidents of Indigenous-specific racism in Emergency departments in B.C., situated and examined within a broader context of Indigenous-specific systemic racism in the provincial health care system. See the options below for your opportunities to contribute to this investigation.

Get involved or contact us

Indigenous Peoples’ Survey

If you’re Indigenous, please complete our survey by Aug 6, 2020 at 4pm (PDT), asking for your experiences when seeking and receiving health care in British Columbia.

Health Care Workers’ Survey

If you work in B.C. health care, please complete our survey by Aug 27, 2020 at 4pm (PDT) regarding racism and discrimination in the system

Call or email us

If you want to share your specific story of experiencing or witnessing racism in the B.C. health care system, you can call or email the investigation team.
Call toll-free at 1-888-600-3078