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.
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?
Reporting racist graffiti online
Report graffiti on City or private property
Hate Crimes in BC External website, opens in new tab
Get information on how to take action if you have experienced or witnessed a racist incident.
BC Human Rights Hate Speech Q&A External website, opens in new tab
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 External website, opens in new tab
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 External website, opens in new tab
Get free legal services if you need help with a provincial human rights complaint.
BC Human Rights Code External website, opens in new tab
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms External website, opens in new tab
Universal Declaration of Human Rights External website, opens in new tab
Review how your rights are protected at the provincial, national, and international levels.
Human Rights in British Columbia External website, opens in new tab
Understand your human rights with this fact sheet created by the Province of British Columbia.
Sign up for our newsletter
View past newsletters:
January 2023 PDF file (292 KB) | October 2022 PDF file (265 KB) | March 2022 PDF file (240 KB)
Be an ally
Learn what you can do to actively disrupt and fight racism with our bystander intervention guide.
- How to be an ally PDF file (643 KB)
- 如何成为盟友 PDF file (1 MB)
- 如何成為盟友 PDF file (1 MB)
- كيف تصبح نصيرًا PDF file (1 MB)
- چطور میتوانم «همپیمان» باشم PDF file (1 MB)
- Comment être un allié PDF file (1 MB)
- 연대자로 참여하는 방법 PDF file (1 MB)
- Paano maging Kakampi PDF file (1 MB)
- ਹਿਮਾਇਤੀ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਬਣਨਾ ਹੈ PDF file (1 MB)