• 4.48

    Highlights Following two years of co-development with founding members and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF), the BC Indigenous Advisory Council on Agriculture and Food (IACAF) was inaugurated in June 2021 and launched a 3-year strategic plan (2021-2024) to advance equitable participation of Indigenous Peoples in the food and agriculture sector and support the […]

  • 4.45

    Highlights The Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI), Digital Marketing Bootcamp (DMB) and the Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator (CTTA) provided training to a total of 11,778 participants; 8,536 of these participants identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) or belong to an underrepresented group. The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, in partnership with […]

  • 4.43

    Highlights Based on feedback from workshops hosted in March 2022 by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI) and the First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC), First Nations leadership provided approval for three engagement tables to proceed: Electricity Table, Hydrogen Market Opportunities Table and Legislative Standing Table. Engagement for 2022/23 included […]

  • 4.37

    Highlights $5 million in initial relief funding allocated to Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC). 140 grants were delivered to Indigenous tourism businesses. A second intake of the BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund was launched in January 2022, providing an additional $3 million to continue to support Indigenous tourism businesses. $3 million in additional relief funding was […]

  • 4.35

    Highlights Phase 1 engagement with First Nations and stakeholders on the Heritage Conservation Act Transformation Project (HCATP) has successfully concluded. Analysis of feedback and the drafting of ‘what we heard’ reports is well underway. The co-development of an HCATP Consultation and Co-operation Plan for First Nations has been completed, while the co-development of a Request […]

  • 4.30

    Highlights In 2022/23, the Province provided nearly $35 million in new funding to the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) to support First Nations languages, arts, and cultural heritage revitalization programming and operations. This initial investment builds upon a landmark $50 million grant provided to FPCC in 2018 to address […]

  • 4.26

    Highlights In late 2022, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR), Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) came together with Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) to develop a new Health, Mental Health and Wellness, and Harm Reduction Sub-Table, under the Métis Partnership Table. This sub-table brings together key […]

  • 4.25

    Highlights Budget 2023 and the new Homes for People action plan announced the Province’s commitment to provide $1.3 billion over ten years (2023-2033) to double the construction of new Indigenous housing units from 1,750 to 3,500. This is on top of the $550 million over 10 years to invest in Indigenous housing provided through Indigenous […]

  • 4.21

    Highlights The Province committed to an Indigenous-led process that brings together urban Indigenous leaders to create better outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in urban areas. On February 22, 2023, the inaugural Provincial Urban Indigenous Leadership Dialogue was attended by more than 50 urban Indigenous leaders from across the province. Participants were asked to explore what a […]

  • 4.20

    Highlights The Province has committed to providing $1 million in funding over the next two fiscal years to Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) to support Action Plan engagement and implementation and alignment of provincial laws with the UN Declaration. The Province also committed to providing $390,000 for delivery of community-led programs in the 39 Métis […]