The Centre for Family Equity is happy to announce we are one of a group of organizations funded to carry out community engagement to impact BC's anti-racism legislation and policy development with the Ministry of the Attorney General to address systemic racism in BC.
Our focus groups and engagement will focus on Indigenous mothers (lone or partnered) and Black mothers (lone or partnered).
If you do not meet this criteria and wish to participate in BC's anti-racism community engagement process, please go to the form and fill in the first question in our sign up form to let us know. We would be happy to see if we can connect you with other opportunities for participation through other organizations.
We will be holding four events in August with two for each group, with online and in-person options. In-person sessions will be held in Metro Vancouver. If you are located in a BC region, please sign up for our online options.
To sign up for an online or in-person session, please click here: https://form.jotform.com/232114794916258
The events will be facilitated by a member of each group, you can leave and stop participating at any time, and all data will be 100% anonymous. We will submit a report to the Ministry of the Attorney General with our data and analysis in early fall.
Please join us!
Anti-Racism: is defined as the practice of understanding and targeting the root causes of systemic discrimination i.e., our colonial and racist foundations through identifying, challenging, preventing, eliminating and changing the values, structures, policies, programs, practices and behaviours that perpetuate racism.
Systemic racism: occurs through implicit and explicit biases resulting in inequalities that are built into services, systems and structures, that disadvantage people based on their race.
To view our Engagement & Focus Group Policy, please see our Join Us page.