Anti-racism and cultural redress

What you need to know

Challenging embedded oppression and racism is an ongoing effort and we are committed to working in solidarity with Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities.

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. 


Find information on the latest updates to our anti-racism initiatives.

Our responsibilities

Review City responsibilities and how we work with other organizations.

Reporting incidents and getting help

Phone 3-1-1 with questions and concerns, including reports of racist incidents.

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? 

Share your feedback

Reporting racist graffiti online

Report graffiti on City or private property

Hate Crimes in BC

Get information on how to take action if you have experienced or witnessed a racist incident.

BC Human Rights Hate Speech Q&A

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

Report Hate Crime

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.

BC Human Rights Clinic

Get free legal services if you need help with a provincial human rights complaint.

BC Human Rights Code

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Review how your rights are protected at the provincial, national, and international levels.

Human Rights in British Columbia 

Understand your human rights with this fact sheet created by the Province of British Columbia.

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