COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card

About the report card

The COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card assesses the BC government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of impacts for gender justice. It explores six issue areas: access to justice; economic security; freedom from gender-based violence; health care; justice for people who are criminalized; and the rights of parents, children, and youth. Insights from dialogues with members of PACE SocietyUrban Native Youth Association, and the Coalition Against Trans Antagonism ground the Report Card in firsthand community knowledge.

This report is part of our larger Gender Equality Report Card project and can be considered an addendum to the BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020.

West Coast LEAF warmly thanks the community dialogue participants and organizers, research volunteers, community reviewers, and our generous project funders, the Law Foundation of BC and Health Sciences Association of BC.

Download the COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card.


West Coast LEAF was grateful to partner with Courthouse Libraries BC to offer a one-hour webinar overview of the COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card on Monday, March 1, 2021. View the webinar slides.

Summit 2020 conference presentation

We were grateful to the Community-Based Research Centre for the opportunity to present on the Report Card at their Summit conference on LGBT2Q health in November 2020. An archived video of the panel on COVID-19 research and impacts is now available.

The COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card is made possible by generous funding from:

Health Sciences Association
The Law Foundation of British Columbia