Our research priorities
Research priorities for 2023 to 2025
The research priorities were developed in collaboration with the Anti-Racism Data Committee and Indigenous Peoples. This includes BC First Nations and Métis Nation BC.
Sector-based research priorities from Indigenous Peoples
- Health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples to understand experiences from an intersectional and holistic perspective
- Education outcomes for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students from kindergarten to grade 12 to understand experiences, including their access to and use of available supports
- Social determinants of safety from a holistic lens and fill related data gaps
Additional Indigenous priorities
Research priorities from the Anti-Racism Data Committee
- Racial diversity within the BC Public Service and equity in hiring and career development
- Interactions with the justice system and analysis of ‘complaints’ model
- Health outcomes, building upon the health system performance framework to understand how the system is performing for different demographic groups
- Understanding how students across demographic groups access and use education supports and their outcomes (from early childhood through to post-secondary education)
- Children, youth, and family wellness in home and away from home
- Economic inclusion, including analysis of unpaid work and foreign credential recognition
- Homelessness, housing supply and security
Did you know?
These topics will guide government’s approach to addressing systemic racism over the coming years.
We invited all B.C. First Nations and Métis Nation BC to help develop the research priorities. Continue reading to learn more about how these were developed in partnership.