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About support for anti-racism in B.C.
  • The Province is proclaiming May 23-29 Anti-Racism Awareness Week in response to calls from stakeholders highlighting the need for more awareness activities and educational opportunities to discuss racism.
  • This week is part of the Province’s broader commitment to make B.C. a safer and more inclusive place for everyone. Other actions that have been taken include:
    • committing to introduce a new anti-racism act and legislation on race-based data collection;
    • committing to create a multilingual racist-incident hotline for British Columbians to report racist incidents and receive support and referrals;
    • providing $2 million to support Japanese Canadian seniors as a first step to honour the traumatic internment of almost 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War; and
    • working in partnership with the Black community to recognize the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent.
  • In 2020, the minister of health commissioned an independent review into allegations of racism in B.C. emergency department settings, as well as the broader health system.
  • The resulting report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care, serves as a blueprint for action as government advances on the implementation of its 24 recommendations.