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Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care

Experiences of Discrimination in Health Care

We are requesting your voluntary participation in this survey to understand the presence and extent of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (hereafter called Indigenous) specific discrimination in health services in British Columbia.

The data and information collected by this survey will be held securely and viewed only by the Investigation team headed by the Investigation’s Commissioner. Following the conclusion of this Investigation’s analysis and submission of the final Investigation report, all survey responses will be sealed, and will not be available for any use, including further analysis, editing, research or publication.

All responses are confidential, and privacy will be protected by presenting all survey findings anonymously (no individuals will be identified) in the Investigation reporting and through using best practices to safety store and secure data. Data analysis will occur by Investigation team members only, and individual survey responses will not be shared with any non-Investigation personnel. 

Message from the Team: We realize that this survey could be considered long, but we really encourage Indigenous people to complete it, as this is critical information for documenting the extent of Indigenous-specific discrimination in the health system. This information has never been collected so comprehensively in B.C.

We thank you very much! 

For Further Information

If you have any questions on this survey, please contact: addressing_racism@gov.bc.ca.

If you would rather answer these questions by phone than enter your responses online, please call us toll-free at: 1-888-600-3078.

Specific Incident Reporting

This survey looks at your general thoughts about the health system and how it treats Indigenous people. If you have a specific incident that you would like to report, please email: addressing_racism@gov.bc.ca or call us toll-free at: 1-888-600-3078.


Should you require cultural or mental supports following the completion of this survey, please refer to this list of mental health and wellness supports.


Answering the survey questions will not affect your access to care nor the care you receive. This survey seeks to benefit Indigenous peoples’ care by providing information which will support the provision of safe quality health services.


Responses are respectfully requested by August 6, 2020 at 4pm (PDT).


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Collection Notice: Your personal information is being collected for the Investigation team by the Ministry of Citizens’ Services under the authority of section 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for informing the independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care. Should you have any questions about the collection of this information please contact: Executive Director, Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care, PO Box 9484, STN PROV GOVT Victoria BC, V8W 9W6, addressing_racism@gov.bc.ca.