There is a longstanding tradition in British Columbia that when a new Lieutenant Governor is appointed to office, they outline several key themes for their term.

These themes are reflective of the personal priorities of the Lieutenant Governor. Often, they are tied to an issue that the Lieutenant Governor is passionate about addressing in our society.

The Honourable Janet Austin will use her position to shine a light on contemporary social issues and help create positive societal change and improve the lives of British Columbians.

Her Honour has identified the three distinct areas of focus for her term, which will serve as guiding principles as she develops programs and initiatives aimed at building a stronger, healthier, and more robust society.

Her Honour’s themes include supporting our democracy and public institutions, advancing reconciliation for the Indigenous peoples of Canada, and championing inclusion, diversity and gender equality.