Victoria: The B.C. government is encouraging residents to take part in its BC Demographic Survey. The Province says the objective of the survey is to help identify systemic racism in government services.
The survey can be filled at https://antiracism.gov.bc.ca/bcdemographicsurvey. Besides, people who have access to a computer or smartphone can take the survey by calling toll-free number 1 833 376-2452. The Province said the survey is available in 15 languages.
The B.C. government said the information collected through the BC Demographic Survey will help it 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 and it includes questions related to race, ethnicity, ancestry and other areas of identity, the Province added.
“Everyone deserves equitable access to the support they need,” said Niki Sharma, Attorney General.
“We need to understand how systemic racism shows up in government services through data collection. The BC Demographic Survey will help us identify data gaps so that we can improve access to government programs and services for everyone,” she added.