Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care
From November 30, 2020 to February 4, 2021, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released the final reports entitled In Plain Sight.
Read the summary report released on November 30, 2020
Read the full report released on November 30, 2020
Read the data report released on February 4, 2021
Read the supplement about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and In Plain Sight released on February 4, 2021
Indigenous peoples in B.C. have inequitable access to preventative and primary health care services, which perpetuates poorer health outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations in the province, the final report
of the Addressing Racism Review shows.
Indigenous people wishing to share their experiences of racism and discrimination in health care may still do so. Kerrie Reay, who worked on the initial Addressing Racism Investigation by Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, will be continuing in her role to ensure callers are provided with the time and understanding to speak to their experiences and concerns, help navigate the complaint processes, help with accessing health records and making referrals. She can be reached by phone or email:
If you want to share your specific story of experiencing or witnessing racism in the B.C. health care system, you can call the investigation team.
If you want to share your specific story of experiencing or witnessing racism in the B.C. health care system, you can email the investigation team.