Help us shape B.C.’s anti-racism data legislation
Systemic racism exists everywhere, including in government policies and programs. That is why we need better information to ensure every British Columbian has access to government services equitably.
This public consultation will help us better identify existing gaps and create a more inclusive province.
Engagement Timeline: Survey open from September 9 until November 30, 2021
Anti-racism data legislation
We know that systemic racism exists in policies and programs, and this has a negative impact on people and communities. This legislation will ensure that services are delivered equitably and allow communities to better advocate for themselves.
That is why Premier John Horgan has mandated Rachna Singh, the Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives to address discrimination and make B.C. a more equitable, inclusive, and welcoming province for everyone by working with B.C.’s new Human Rights Commissioner, Indigenous leadership and stakeholders to introduce legislation that will help reduce systemic discrimination and pave the way for anti-racism data legislation essential to modernizing sectors like policing, health care and education.
Anti-racism data legislation is about better identifying where gaps and barriers exist, so we can provide better services for communities.
The stakeholder and public engagement is being led by the Parliamentary Secretary and will build on the findings and recommendations of two key reports released in late 2020:
- In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care
- Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective
Share your experience
We need disaggregated data to break down the barriers that people who use government services are facing, identify gaps and deliver better supports. Data and information that reflects the diversity of experiences from communities in B.C. will help us create a more inclusive, equitable province.
Explore the results dashboard.
Host a community consultation
Are you an organization, community group or association? Do you have members who have valuable advice to share on anti-racism data legislation? You may be eligible to receive a grant to host your own consultation.
Feedback from the public engagement will help government introduce and amend legislation and policies that will help create a safer, more inclusive province for every British Columbian. A summary of feedback will be available on this website.