One of British Columbia’s greatest strengths is the diversity of its people.

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a society that celebrates our differences, while also recognizing the commonalities that bond us together.

Over the past few decades, our province has been a global leader in creating a more tolerant and inclusive society. British Columbians have been at the forefront of driving this societal shift. But our work is not done yet.

Her Honour believes that creating a truly inclusive society remains one of the most pressing issues of our time, which is why she has identified it as a top priority for her term as Lieutenant Governor.

Inclusion means promoting multiculturalism. It means championing gender parity in business, politics, and society at large. It means fighting for equality for the LGBTQ+ community. It means breaking down barriers for individuals living with disabilities. And it means demonstrating compassion and support for the most vulnerable members of our society, including our friends, colleagues, and neighbours who may be struggling to overcome mental health challenges, addictions, or poverty.

At its core, inclusion is about unleashing the potential of British Columbians and empowering people from all walks of life to flourish and contribute to our society.

Her Honour believes the first step towards achieving this goal is to bring people together, spark conversations, overcome stigmas, and ultimately nurture a culture that sees the true value in having a diverse spectrum of ideas, opinions, perspectives, and experiences at the table.

In doing so, we will create a British Columbia that we can all be proud to call home.