Declaration Act Annual Report

Section 5 of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Actrequires the Province report annually on the progress of work to align laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) and the implementation of the Declaration Act Action Plan.

These reports are developed in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples in B.C. and publicly released by June 30 each year.

The 2022-2023 Declaration Act Annual Report is an important milestone: it is the first report since the launch of the Declaration Act Action Plan and the first to report on the shared progress on the 89 actions committed to implement over the next five years.

While the 2022-2023 Annual Report is the fourth annual report to detail the Province’s work to implement the UN Declaration in B.C., in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples, this year’s report is also unique as it is the first to delivered using a more accessible redesigned website. It includes indicators and detailed reporting for 32 Action Plan items – showing the highlights, the challenges, and the transformational work ahead as the plan is implemented. A new dashboard is also available online with meaningful icons that provide a snapshot of the status of all 89 actions.

The report also includes, for the first time, the work of the Declaration Secretariat  – established in 2022 – and provides an update on progress to align provincial laws with the UN Declaration.

In addition, the redesigned website shines a light on the words and voices of Indigenous Peoples, based on their lived experiences.

Explore the refreshed Declaration Act website and reporting from year one of the Declaration Act Action Plan:

View past annual reports below:

2021-2022 Declaration Act Annual Report

2020-2021 Declaration Act Annual Report

2019-2020 Declaration Act Annual Report