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Two-year update: colleges report on progress towards dismantling racism in health care

Jun 21, 2023

Visual from Indigenous artist Bert Azak depicting a frog on a lily pad In May 2021, BCCNM, along with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the College of Pharmacists of BC, and the legacy College of Dental Surgeons of BC published an apology to Indigenous Peoples and communities who have experienced racism while engag​ing with us and with the health professionals we regulate. ​

As part of this apology, the colleges pledged to take specific actions both within our organizations, and as partners in the broader health landscape, to address and dismantle the Indigenous-specific racism that exists within our health-care system.

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are pleased to share this two-year update on our progress.

We recognize that practising cultural safety and humility is an ongoing journey. We are committed to continuing on a path towards dismantling the racism built into our colonial health-care system.​