The public consultation will inform the provincial government on how to collect data in a way that is reflective of the needs and experiences of Indigenous, Black and people of colour communities.
Anti-Asian hate crimes in Vancouver increased by over 700 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to the province.
“Racism is real and it’s pervasive in our communities. We must take action to combat racism in our local communities,” said Rachna Singh, parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives.
VIU will host a series of virtual events this week to discuss ways to address systemic racism, inequity in healthcare, human rights, climate impacts, media and migration.
The B.C. government announced the province’s first anti-racism act and said it will launch an anti-racism awareness campaign as part of a $1.9 million investment, designed to make B.C. more inclusive.

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