Dr. Gary Birch (new window), (O.C., O.BC.), Officer of the Order of Canada Recipient and Order of BC Recipient, would like to draw your attention to the pledge from The Honourable Janet Austin (new window), OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia called #DifferentTogether (new window). We also stand by this pledge. Our friends, volunteers, clients and staff also recognize the enormous impact to diversity our disabled population has on society and as we move through this very difficult and unprecedented time, our thoughts are with everyone as we all recognize there is no place or no time for any kind of intolerance or discrimination against anyone.
Our BC is inclusive and respects people of all ethnicities, cultures and faiths and our contributions to our collective well-being.
Our BC holds diversity as a fundamental value at the heart of the success, strength and resilience of our communities, workplaces, schools, public and private institutions.
I pledge to uphold and promote these values and I commit to speaking up to oppose racism and hate in all its forms.