May 11, 2021   | Posted in: Announcements

Racism in Health Care: An Apology to Indigenous People and a Pledge to Be Anti-Racist

Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) have waited far too long for their legal rights to be recognized. And they have waited too long for health-system leaders to dismantle the racism that was built into our colonial health-care system—racism that continues to cause harm to this day.

As the leaders of the four largest health regulatory colleges in British Columbia (British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, and College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia), we offer our apology to the Indigenous people and communities who have experienced racism while engaging with us and with the health professionals we regulate. 

Read the full statement here.