The rural, suburban, and urban contexts of British Columbia differ greatly in history, industry, and demography. As a result, our work is mindful of these features, especially as:
- The largest non-religiously affiliated population in any Canadian province and territory resides in BC;
- Approximately 6% of the population in BC is comprised of Indigenous individuals – more than double the population percentage in Ontario and Quebec in 2016 (Statistics Canada, 2018); and,
- The largest Sikh population in Canada resides in BC.