British Columbians’ Perspectives and Engagement on Global Issues in Light of COVID-19: Research, Findings & Recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges and injustices, while also highlighting acts of resilience and possibilities to transition to a more social and environmentally just society. This context of challenge and possibility has led to new and renewed questions around how to navigate these times to promote a just, sustainable and resilient future. For BCCIC, these questions prompted primary research to explore current public perspectives and to support thriving public engagement and global citizenship initiatives, especially considering the perspectives of British Columbians who are typically less engaged in international cooperation. Compiled and reflected in this report, the key findings of this research are summarized below, along with ten recommendations to support public engagement that emerged from this research.

Watch a Brief Presentation Showcasing Key Highlights & Recommendations from the Report

Curious about the research findings, but don’t have time to read the full report? We have a brief presentation by lead report writer, Kaylie Higgs, that goes over the report and its key findings and recommendations in under 30 minutes.

Produced with the support of the Kenoli Foundation and Global Affairs Canada. All intellectual content including omissions and errors remains the responsibility and property of the BC Council for International Cooperation.

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