Addressing Racism in B.C. Health Care

What was this engagement about?

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.

The purpose of the investigation was 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 health care system in B.C.; to collect data and information to understand the presence and extent of Indigenous-specific discrimination in health services in B.C.; and to make recommendations regarding the matters described in section 3.

Email and telephone feedback will remain open until December 31, 2020.

How will my contribution make a difference?

The investigation will summarize the results of its work in a written report submitted to the Minister of Health by no later than Dec. 31, 2020. A phased approach may be taken to development and issuance of the reports.

Details of the Consultation:

Date: July 9 to August 27, 2020

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Category: Health & Safety

Type: Online, email, phone


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