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BC Demographic Survey

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Commitment: Short-term

Open to Provincial Region

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In 2022, the B.C. government introduced the Anti-Racism Data Act (or ARDA) to safely collect race-based data. This data will be used to help identify where people aren’t getting equitable services. To identify where people experience gaps and barriers in accessing public services, BC Stats has launched the BC Demographic Survey.

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. The survey is voluntary, but the more people, regardless of background, who complete the survey, the better and more accurate the data to identify, then eliminate, systemic racism in B.C. government services.

To support greater participation, we’re offering grants to racialized, LGBTQ2S+, intersectional and faith-based community organizations as well as Indigenous governments. Successful grant recipients can receive up to $2,500 to pay for expenses such as equipment rentals, communications materials and honorariums. Interested community organizations can apply for grants until June 23.

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From Our Community

Nancy J. Wood

Patient Partner, Sidney

Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.