New survey will help fill gaps in government services
June 18, 2023
By BC Gov News |
Everyone living in B.C. is encouraged to take the BC Demographic Survey to help identify systemic racism in government services.
The survey is online and available in 15 languages at: https://antiracism.gov.bc.ca/bcdemographicsurvey
People without access to a computer or smartphone can take the survey by calling toll-free: 1 833 376-2452
“We have heard from many Indigenous Peoples and racialized groups that they are being left behind because government services weren’t designed with them in mind, which is why we are continuing the work to create a more equitable province,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “The BC Demographic Survey is our next step in confronting systemic biases and advancing racial equity in B.C. If you’re a B.C. resident, I invite you to participate in the survey to help us build a province that works for everyone.”
The information collected through the BC Demographic Survey will help the B.C. government deliver stronger, more accessible, and more inclusive programs and services for everyone. The survey was created through engagement with Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities. It includes questions related to race, ethnicity, ancestry and other areas of identity.