Family Day – Results

Engagement Summary

British Columbians were asked to provide input into whether they prefer the second or third Monday in February for the observation of the new Family Day statutory holiday.
The Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government engaged with the public through an online poll on its website, as well as through Twitter and email. The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation engaged in consultation with various business and industry stakeholders, as well as school superintendents.


May 8 to May 22, 2012

Input Received:
  • 34,651 visits to the website
  • 3,069 online comments
  • 31,146 online votes


Input leads to action:

The results were used to determine the new Family Day statutory holiday. The second Monday in February received the vast majority of support, preferring it to the third Monday in February.
For more information on BC Family Day click here.