Public questionnaire introduction
Thank you for your interest in the B.C. government’s commitment to introduce anti-racism legislation.
In June 2022, the province reached a major milestone when British Columbia's Anti-Racism Data Act (ARDA) became law and paved the way for race-based data collection. Building on this momentum, our priority now is to make further progress with broader anti-racism legislation. We are requesting your participation in this survey to better understand experiences of systemic racism in our province. The information you provide will inform the development of the anti-racism legislation to be introduced in spring 2024.
The broader anti-racism legislation aims to address Indigenous-specific racism, and will be informed by previous government engagements that informed the In Plain Sight Report on Indigenous-Specific Racism in Healthcare, the Declaration Act Action Plan, and the Anti-Racism Data Act.
The questionnaire is open until September 30, 2023, at 4 pm Pacific Time. It is available in 15 languages and takes between 7 and 12 minutes to complete. All questions are optional, and your responses are confidential. All responses will be collected and reviewed together as a group.
As the topic of racism can be challenging and sensitive, we recognize that asking participants to share their experiences may have negative effects. If you need support, here is a list of resources:
: Your personal information will be collected for the purposes of informing the broader anti-racism legislation. If you have any questions about the collection of this personal information, please contact: Senior Director, Citizen Engagement, CitizenEngagement@gov.bc.ca
. This information is being collected by the Ministry of Citizens' Services on behalf of the Ministry of Attorney General under the authority of section 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”).