BC Anti-Racism Legislation Community Engagement

  • 11 Jan 2022
  • 12 Jan 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 11 Jan 2022, 6:00 PM 8:10 PM (PST)
  • 12 Jan 2022, 6:00 PM 8:10 PM (PST)
  • Zoom

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Dates: January 11th and 12th (participants only attend one session)

Time: 6:00pm-8:10pm on Zoom

FACL BC invites our members to join our Anti-Racism Legislation Community Engagement session, held in collaboration with the Government of BC.

We have received funding from the Government of BC to engage our members on race-based data collection to develop anti-racism data legislation. Members are invited to attend a session to provide feedback on (1) how they prefer to identify or represent themselves; (2) their experiences sharing personal information with BC government agencies; (3) how they would like their data to be used so that BC can work towards racial equity.

For more information about the engagement, please visit https://engage.gov.bc.ca/antiracism/data/.

The Advocacy Committee has compiled a list of resources that speak to various approaches, benefits, and concerns about collecting race-based data. While some of our members may be familiar with topics related to anti-racist data collection and legislation, we understand that others may be interested in learning more about this. Click here to access the resource list.

Data Collection

FACL BC and the Government of BC will be collecting anonymous data from each session that will be shared with government policy staff, program administrators, elected officials and community partners. It will also be shared with the public. Participants will see the summarized results in a final public report by the Government of BC at the end of the engagement. FACL BC will also be collecting anonymous data for our own report, to be shared with FACL BC members.

NEW: Member Survey

FACL BC encourages members who are unable to attend one of the virtual engagement sessions to complete a survey that mirrors the questions that will be asked in the sessions. Your thoughts and feedback are valuable to us. Click here to take the survey by January 31, 2022.

Event Schedule

6:00-6:15 - Introduction of Event
6:15-7:05 - Engagement Questions
7:05-7:15 - Break
7:15-8:05 - Engagement Questions
8:05-8:10 - Conclusion

Both sessions will be facilitated by Yuki Matsuno, an experienced mediator, facilitator and lawyer based in Vancouver, BC.

Yuki earned a BA (Honours) and a law degree from the University of British Columbia. She then practiced labour law for seven years; during that time, she earned a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC. Currently, Yuki’s practice includes workplace investigations, mediation and facilitation, as well as family law mediation.

Yuki started her mediation practice in 2004 and has focused on facilitations and mediations in the workplace to help people improve work relationships and communication. She mediates with families and helps them through the process of family reorganization after separation and divorce. Yuki has also facilitated conversations in work teams in various sectors and industries to help articulate common values and build pathways to better teamwork. Yuki brings empathy and engagement to her mediation work and excels at putting people at ease as they work through a dispute. Her work is informed by her lived experience as well ongoing learning in the fields of trauma, the effects of historical/structural oppression and intercultural and intergenerational issues.

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