What you need to know
The City is located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations who have lived on these lands since time immemorial.
We are committed to building strong relationships with the local Nations through ongoing communication and partnership development.
We recognize our systemic foundation in colonialism, white supremacy, and racism.
We are humbled by the continuous efforts and action of the communities most impacted by systemic racism.
We recognize our responsibility to meaningfully respond to this leadership and commit to both dialogue and action to address racism and inequities in our city.
Reporting incidents and getting help
We will follow up on incidents involving City staff, programs, and services. We will refer incidents not involving our staff, programs, or services to the appropriate organization.
Do you have experience reporting a racist incident?
Reporting racist graffiti online
Get information on how to take action if you have experienced or witnessed a racist incident.
Learn about the hate speech and the law in British Columbia with this question and answer page from BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
Learn more about what hate crimes are and what you can do if you are victim or a witness to a hate crime with videos created by the Province of BC. They are available in several languages.
Get free legal services if you need help with a provincial human rights complaint.
Review how your rights are protected at the provincial, national, and international levels.
Understand your human rights with this fact sheet created by the Province of British Columbia.