Gender Equality Report Card 2021/2022

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About the report card

The 2021/2022 Gender Equality Report Card assesses BC’s progress in advancing gender equality in economic security and access to healthcare.

The report card shares what actions the government has taken and where action is overdue.

It centers firsthand knowledge shared by PACE SocietyUrban Native Youth Association, and the Society for Narcotic and Opioid Wellness. Grades reflect the input of 30 community dialogue participants, 26 organizations, and 35 individuals with expertise in the key issues identified.

The report card reveals that from January 2021 to November 2022, the BC government’s actions have not responded to the scale and urgency of persistent gender inequalities in healthcare and economic security. This is reflected in rising gendered income precarity, housing unaffordability, healthcare inaccessibility, and a lack of access to harm reduction, among other concerns.

Economic insecurity and inadequate access to healthcare continue to disproportionately impact people experiencing intersecting oppressions based on gender, Indigeneity, race, ability, class, family status, and other aspects of their identity and experience.

The report card highlights ways forward. Instead of tinkering around the margins, BC needs to boldly address the economic security and healthcare issues that women and people who are marginalized based on gender are facing. That means investing in evidence-based and community-led solutions for equal and dignified access to healthcare and providing the economic supports and resources necessary for all to thrive.

We encourage you to use the report card in creative ways—as a tool for education, advocacy, and accountability on human rights and gender justice issues in BC.

Download the BC Gender Equality Report Card 2021/2022

Download the BC Gender Equality Report Card 2021/2022 Executive Summary

Thank you to our funders and volunteers!

This project has been supported in part by Women and Gender Equality Canada and Health Sciences Association of BC. We are grateful for their support.

Health Sciences Association
Women and Gender Equality Canada

The Report Card project is also made possible by the work of research volunteers Eliza McCullum, María-Fernanda Juárez-Hernández, and Rosie Hsueh.

Contact the project team

For inquiries about the Report Card, please contact Humera Jabir (she/her/hers), staff lawyer, at

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