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    • The database currently contains recommendations sourced from reports based on the project’s inclusion and exclusion criteria. To be included, reports must be published after 2018 and be about human rights issues in British Columbia. Reports published in British Columbia will be prioritized for inclusion in the database, however reports can originate from anywhere if they include recommendations that are specific to British Columbia.
    • Findings from each report are not necessarily included alongside the recommendations. For full findings, you can download the report on the report details page.
    • We have also not included whether recommendations have been implemented or not. See below for further information.
    • Please complete this form to submit a report for inclusion in the database. Our research team is always scanning for new and relevant reports, but we can’t catch everything! Submissions are welcome. New reports will be added to the database on a quarterly schedule.
    • Implementation tracking is subjective. Some recommendations may call for sweeping or transformative change that is harder to measure, and many people may disagree about whether a recommendation has been fully, partially or not at all implemented. For this reason, we encourage anyone wondering about implementation to contact the report authors (or authoring organization) directly and/or contact the duty bearer or body responsible for implementing the recommendation.
    • BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) does not necessarily endorse any of the recommendations in this database. The recommendations represent the views of the report authors and not necessarily those of our Office or the Commissioner.
    • The intention of the database is to allow community organizations, advocates, researchers or passionate individuals working to learn more about human rights issues in our province to more easily see what recommendations have been made across our province. This database is also for all levels of government and decision makers who can use it to see more easily what recommendations have been made in areas they are responsible for. The aim of the database is to serve as a resource that can help these groups evaluate and implement recommendations and take action to move the needle forward on human rights in British Columbia.
    • Depending on what you’re looking for, you may have noticed that there are very few recommendations specific to the Kootenay, Thompson-Okanagan and Northern regions. Our research team is aware of this gap and working to improve it. We encourage authors with reports and recommendations relevant to these regions to submit reports by completing this form. We will be prioritizing reports from these regions for our next batch of additions to the database.

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