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.

Contact Us

Call Us

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.

Email Us

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.