Set the Tone – Race-Based Data Collection

Set the Tone


Set the Tone is a race-based data collection initiative in partnership with the Province of British Columbia. The project aims to tackle systemic racism in the public sector. To understand the extent of the problem, Indigenous, Black/People of African descent and other racialized communities have advocated for race-based data collection in support of ending systemic racism. 

As a first step in the process of developing specific guidelines (i.e., legislation) around race-based information gathering, the government has provided an Anti-Racism Engagement Grant to BC Métis Federation so that it can hear from our partner communities.

We will be hosting a series of virtual meetings to hold space for these discussions and gather the information required to help inform the upcoming legislation.

We are inviting all Métis peoples to register in their community and join in. There are a few events being hosted by BCMF Partner communities, and one province wide session is being hosted in January. Please visit the links below to learn more about the event closest to you. You can view the project announcement here, and the FAQ document here



Use the links below to learn more about a Set the Tone event near you.


Terrace – Skeena river Métis Community

  • Virtual Meeting Date: January 8 @ 7 PM


Victoria – South Island Métis Nation

  • Virtual Meeting date January 16 @ 12:30 PM


Clearwater  – North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society

  • Virtual Meeting date: January 22 @ 1 PM


Métis Association Central  Okanagan

  • Virtual Meeting date: January 26  @ 7:00 PM


Province-wide Meeting – Any location

  • Virtual Meeting Date – January 29 @ 1 PM


**Advanced registration is required**

Please note, participation is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. You can decide to withdraw from participation at any time. If you have any questions about how the data will be collected, please contact BCMF’s Director of Research, Joe Desjarlais via email at

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