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Message from Commissioner Govender:

Over the last decades, many organizations, advocates and services providers have been doing critical human rights work. We are now calling on them—as experts on the state of human rights in communities across B.C.—to share their insights to inform a human rights baseline for our province.

The survey take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It is open to the leadership, staff, board members and volunteers of community organizations, member-based organizations and public sector institutions working in community service and human rights-related fields in British Columbia.

It is available online from May 3 through June 9, 2023.  

Since our Office was established in 2019, a key priority has been to conduct community research across B.C. to establish a human rights baseline for the province that will allow us to monitor changing human rights issues and evaluate progress. By establishing a human rights baseline, we aim to influence policy, raise public awareness and deepen relationships across B.C. to enhance capacity and build strength.  The survey you are about to take is a key part of this work.

Please take the time to provide your crucial insights on human rights in B.C. by filling out our Baseline Project survey. Your contributions are critical in informing a human rights baseline for B.C.

On the survey page you will learn more about the project and how your responses will be used and protected. Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you prefer to answer this survey via phone or Zoom audio call, please contact our Research team at or call 1-844-922-6472 (toll free) to schedule a time to complete the survey.   

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