Dismantling Indigenous Specific Racism: One Year Progress Report from BC’s Largest Health Regulators
In May 2021, the College of Pharmacists of BC, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, and the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, issued an apology to Indigenous peoples and communities in BC for the racism and discrimination they have experienced while engaging with us and with the health professionals we regulate.
Read the Apology:
As part of this apology, the Colleges pledged to take specific actions both within our organizations, and as partners in the broader health landscape, to address and dismantle the Indigenous-specific racism that exists within our health care system.
Over the past year, alongside the other Colleges, we have continued to work toward becoming anti-racist and made progress on the actions outlined in the apology.
The collective actions and accomplishments of all four colleges has been compiled in the following report and we are pleased to present it to you.
In sharing this report, we recognize that this is merely a starting point in our journey and that there is much work still to be done to uphold Indigenous rights and eliminate racism within the health-care system. We will continue to be guided by Indigenous elders and professionals, as well as the recommendations contained in the In Plain Sight report.
Dismantle Racism in Health Care:
First Anniversary Report from Health-system Leaders