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Declaration Act Action Plan

The Declaration Act Action Plan, released in March 2022, is the first of its kind. Built in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples, the plan articulates the specific actions every ministry in government will take over five years to create a better B.C. for everyone.

The first of its kind, the Declaration Act Action Plan includes 89 tangible, achievable actions in the areas of self-determination and self-government, rights and title, ending anti-Indigenous racism, and enhancing social, cultural and economic well-being.

Every ministry in government is working in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples to deliver on their specific actions in tangible and measurable ways.

The Action Plan was developed through two years of intensive engagement to ensure it aligned with the priorities of Indigenous Peoples in B.C. It includes goals, outcomes, and tangible actions needed for meaningful progress in reconciliation.

  1. The following ministry names have changed:
    • Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST) is now Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills (PSFS)
    • Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation (JERI) is now Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation (JEDI)
    • Land, Water and Resource Stewardship (LWRS) is now Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS)
    • BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) is now BC Energy Regulator (BCER)
    • Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is now Emergency Management and Climate Change Readiness (EMCR)
  1. Action 4.25 has moved from Attorney General to the newly formed Ministry of Housing (HOUS).
  2. Action 4.13 is now led by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. 
  3. Action 3.03, led by the Ministry of Education and Child Care, is now supported by the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future-Skills.