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Emergency health services labour relations

  • GR-4016
  • Series
  • 2004 - 2010

The series consists of emergency health services labour relations records. These records document strike and essential service planning; collective agreement bargaining and negotiations; and dispute/grievance resolution. The records were created between 2004 and 2010 under the Emergency and Health Services Act (RSBC 1996, c. 182). Records include agreements documenting the transfer of bargaining unit employee rights from and to the Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC); essential service planning files documenting the EHSC’s plans and strategies for responding to strikes by its unions; and records relating to the resolution of all disputes arising from the EHSC’s collective agreements and/or employment related legislation, including disputes filed by excluded employees and grievances filed by bargaining unit employees. This includes human rights complaints involving government employees on matters such as discrimination and personal and sexual harassment filed under the collective agreement and under the Human Rights Code (RSBC 1996, c. 210). The EHSC manages the administrative records of the management and staff of the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) and nurses of HealthLinkBC.

This series is arranged by issue or subject; by bargaining unit, then by sequential number; or by complainant. The records include correspondence, agreements, planning documents, project files, legal files, memoranda, drafts, notes, reports, and presentations. The Emergency Health Services ARCS Supplement (schedule 206185), published in 2011, establishes a classification system and retention and disposition schedule for the personnel management and payroll service functions and activities that are unique to the EHSC. The records in this series are classified as strike and essential service planning case files (9250-20), transfer agreements for bargaining unit employees (9270-50), and human rights complaint case files (9300-60).

British Columbia. Emergency Health Services Commission

Emergency health services committee records

  • GR-4011
  • Series
  • 1985 - 2010

The series consists of records documenting the deliberations of the Provincial Medical Leadership Council (PMLC), formerly known as the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), and other high-level emergency health services committees. The PMLC/MAC was established by the Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC) to provide advice to the commission on all medical matters. The Council, consisting of physicians, paramedics and medical programs staff, discusses medical protocols and process issues with the EHSC and the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS). The chair of the council is Vice-President, Medical Programs. The PMLC is responsible for the review and approval of draft protocols. It may also assign responsibility for research and evidence collection to Medical Programs. The series also includes other high-level committee work such as the Emergency and Health Services Commission, the Provincial Joint Labour Management Committee, the Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Provincial Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Medical Dispatch Review Committee, the Emergency Health Services Commission's Fire Service/BCAS Coordinating Committee, Patient Committee on Patient Transfer, and the Provincial Patient Transfer Steering Committee. Records in this series also document the work of the Senior Operations Team. They were created under the Health Emergency Act (RSBC 1996, c.182) between 1985-2010 in BC.

This series is arranged by meeting date, committee name or event. It includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, handouts, statistics, action logs, reports, and submissions. These records were classified as committee files (ARCS 200-20) with a final disposition of selective retention. The 2011 version of the Emergency Health Services ORCS (schedule 123390) classifies the MAC records as 51540-40 Provincial Medical Leadership council’s meeting deliberations. The remaining records classified under ARCS 200-20 were selected for transfer to the BC Archives because they document the work of high-level committees and the functions, decisions, and activities of the Senior Operations Team.

British Columbia. Emergency Health Services Commission

BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) ombudsperson’s investigations

  • GR-4025
  • Series
  • 1990 - 2009

The series consists of ombudsperson’s investigations into matters relating to the BC Ambulance Service. The records were created and received by the Emergency Health Services Commission between 1990 and 2009. They provide details of complaints regarding matters such as patient care by first responders, BCAS hiring practices, emergency vehicle operations, and allegations of workplace harassment that were sent to the ombudsperson and were subsequently investigated. The files also include closed case summaries of complaints received by the ombudsperson each year on matters related to the BC Ambulance Service. These records are governed by the Ombudsperson Act (RSBC 1996, c. 340) which sets out how disputes about government actions arise and are resolved.

The records are arranged by complainant or topic. They include correspondence, reports, pamphlets, and memoranda. They are also assigned an internal surname or topic abbreviation code. The series is covered by ARCS 155-20 (Ombudsperson’s investigations).

British Columbia. Emergency Health Services Commission

Criminal Justice Branch committee and conference files

  • GR-4100
  • Series
  • 1984 - 1993

The series consists of committee related and conference meeting materials that were attended by members of the Criminal Justice Branch. These records document the branch’s participation in inter-ministerial and intergovernmental criminal justice work. The files cover a wide range of criminal justice issues such as traffic safety, legislation development, family law, juvenile justice, justice reform, videotape use in child sexual abuse cases, and police and BC Parole Board files. The records were created and received by the Ministry of Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch between 1984 and 1993 in British Columbia.

The records are arranged by committee/conference name or subject. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, project files, surveys, manuals, committee agendas and minutes, and conference programs. The records are assigned Administrative Records Classification System (ARCS) numbers (schedule 100001). They also include an alphanumeric abbreviation code.

British Columbia. Criminal Justice Branch

Minister of Children and Family Development executive correspondence referral replies

  • GR-4038
  • Series
  • 2008 - 2011

The series consists of correspondence referrals created and received by the office of the Minister of Children and Family Development, 2008-2011. The correspondence was sent by members of the public to the minister’s office on a variety of topics related to children and families such as child protection, custody issues, Indigenous children and families, and youth and family services. The correspondence files include a referral/tracking slip from the ministry indicating to whom the letter was forwarded and the action that was taken. These records provide evidence of interaction between the public and the minister on issues of concern specifically related to ministry activities and operations regarding the care and treatment of children and youth in the province. The Minister of Children and Family Development during this time period was Mary Polak.

Records in this series are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, referral/tracking slips, reports, and invitations. This series is covered by the Executive Records Schedule (102906) and ARCS 280-30 executive correspondence referral replies. A few files are classified as ARCS 155-08 invitations and greetings and 1580-05 staffing requirements planning files.

British Columbia. Ministry of Children and Family Development

Deputy Minister of Health executive records

  • GR-4039
  • Series
  • 1987 - 1989

The series consists of executive records documenting the activities of the Deputy Minister of Health’s office from 1987-1989 (mainly Deputy Minister, John Noble). These records provide evidence of the deputy minister office’s role: advising the minister and supporting the following ministry operations and programs: institutional services, community care/family health, and preventative health. They also document the ministry’s mandated/legislated relationship with health-related commissions (Medical Services, Emergency Health Services) and various associations. Deputy minister correspondence and subject files demonstrate the office’s advisory/supporting role in delivering effective health services across the province. Ministry of Health executive committee meeting materials provide evidence of the management of programs, policies, and people in the ministry. These records were created under legislation administered by the Ministry of Health such as: Ministry of Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 301), the Hospital Act (RSBC 1996, c. 200), and Medical Service Plan Act, 1981 (RSBC 1979, c. 18).

This record series is generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Most of the subject files are either health-related topics or the names of health organizations and regional health care facilities in the province. The files also contain an internal file code. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Deputy Minister of Health, Minister of Health, and other government executive members, the public, and regional health care facilities and organizations. The series also includes memoranda and reports, briefing notes, meeting materials, and other records documenting ministerial activities. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906). Routine administrative records were destroyed.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Physician master agreement dispute resolution records

  • GR-4031
  • Series
  • 2008 - 2010

The series covers the development and maintenance of the dispute resolution process under the Physician Master Agreement (PMA). These records document decisions made by the Medical Services Commission (MSC) and the Ministry of Health Services in the resolution of disputes with the BC Medical Association (BCMA) about the interpretation, application or alleged breach of the Physician Master Agreement. This series consists mainly of completed call back retroactive claim forms with the name of the physician making the claim, the name of the patient, and the name of the hospital or health facility and any supporting invoices or other claims submitted to the Health Authority relevant to this claim. For call back claims, the physician is called back to the health care facility when treatment is required on an emergency basis and the physician is not already on site, on shift or on call. The physician goes into a hospital or other designated facility to treat the patient within three hours of being called. The patient receiving the call back is a third party or ‘orphaned’ patient (i.e. is not already a patient of the physician or the physician’s call group). This series was created by the Ministry of Health Services between 2008-2010 in British Columbia.
This series is arranged alphabetically by physician surname and health authority region. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, and completed forms. They are classified as physician master agreement dispute resolution (40430-50) under the Medical Services Plan ORCS (schedule 142798), published in 2014.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health Services (2008-2011)

Continuing Care Division executive records

  • GR-3997
  • Series
  • 1979-1987

The series consists of policy, program, and committee files from the executive director’s office, Continuing Care Division, Ministry of Health, 1979 to 1987. These records document the division’s core function of administering continuing care programs (Home Nursing Care, Community Physiotherapy, and Long-Term care) that enable individuals with health-related problems to maintain personal independence as much as possible. The records demonstrate how the division supports personal, family, and community involvement in the planning and provision of care for these individuals. Examples include: community physiotherapy, home nursing care, and long-term care (from home support to residential care). The records were created by BC’s Ministry of Health under the Community Care Facility Licensing Act (RSBC 1979, c. 57) and the Hospital Act (RSBC, c. 176).
The records are arranged by subject and numerically by ministry code. They consist of correspondence, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, program guidelines, memoranda, and briefing notes. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906). Routine administrative files were selected for destruction.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Conservation Officer Service policy records

  • GR-4004
  • Series
  • 1980-2012

This series consists of policy records developed by the Conservation Officer Service to support its core operational functions and activities: compliance and enforcement of federal and provincial natural resource law and human wildlife conflict management. The records were created by the Conservation Officer Service, part of the Enforcement program of the Ministry of Environment and its predecessors under the Environmental Management Act (SBC 2003, c. 53) between 1980-2012. They consist of final/approved policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines relating to environmental protection, fish and wildlife management, and public safety in the province of BC.
The records are arranged by category, then by policy name/section. They consist of correspondence, memoranda, final policy documents, reports, copies of occurrence reports, investigations, and copies of legislation. These records are classified as final policy documents (31000-00) under the Conservation Officer Service ORCS (schedule 201311), 2017. They are also assigned an internal filing code.

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment (2005-2017)

Board of examiners meeting files

  • GR-3985
  • Series
  • 1996 - 1998

The series consists of the meeting records of the board of examiners, a statutory body established under the Local Government Act (RSBC 1996, c. 323) to recognize and support the work of local government employees in the province by awarding certificates in local government administration through the certification program, and providing scholarship awards/financial assistance to local government employees who are pursuing courses leading to certification through the scholarship program. Established in 1948, the principal goal of the three-member board, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on the minister’s advice, is to improve the professional skills of British Columbia's local government administrators. These records were created between 1996 and 1998 under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
The records are arranged chronologically by meeting date. They consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, and meeting agendas. These records are classified under 55100-20 (meeting files) and 55100-25 (meeting minutes) of the Local Government Services ORCS approved in 2006.

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (1996-1998)

Oil and Gas Commission dispute resolution records

  • GR-4013
  • Series
  • 2002 - 2010

The series documents the Oil and Gas Commission’s role in resolving oil and gas development issues and disputes between affected parties such as Indigenous groups, landowners or other energy companies. The purpose of dispute resolution is to explore and understand each other’s interests and develop acceptable solutions together. If the commission is unable to resolve the dispute, it must encourage the use of consensual alternative dispute resolution. Under the Oil and Gas Commission Act (SBC 1998, c. 39, s. 8), the commission may authorize one or more individuals to facilitate settlement, and make recommendations that must be considered by the commission before deciding the disputed matter. Under section 9 of the aforementioned Act, the advisory committee to the Oil and Gas Commission may request that the commission reconsider any original decision made on oil and gas development. The commission may grant or refuse this request for reconsideration. The records of the advisory committee provide evidence of the deliberations and advice of citizens to the Oil and Gas Commission. The series includes background documentation, decisions, recommendations, and related correspondence from the advisory committee concerning requests for reconsideration. The records of the Oil and Gas Commission were created between 2002 to 2010 in BC.

The records are arranged chronologically by year or meeting date. They include minutes, reports, briefing notes, recommendations, and decisions. The records are classified as either requests for reconsideration (20400-40) or Oil and Gas Commission advisory committee files (20400-25) under the Oil and Gas Regulation ORCS (schedule 163507), 2005. The 2019 amendment to the Oil and Gas Regulation ORCS removed these classifications because the commission stopped using the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) framework in 2010 when the Oil and Gas Activities Act (SBC 2008, c. 36) came into effect, and dispute facilitation was no longer regulated.

British Columbia. Oil and Gas Commission

BC Ambulance Service and air evacuation major accident and investigation files

  • GR-4008
  • Series
  • 1992 - 2011

The series consists of BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) and air evacuation major accident and incident investigation files. The records may cover the investigation of complaints pertaining to the provision of emergency health services by the BCAS such as investigations of non-air evacuation major accidents and/or incidents that cause death or serious injury to a patient, paramedic or third party; responses to requests for patient information; handling of patient lost item reports; and responses to coroner’s recommendations to BCAS. These records document two accidents and subsequent investigations involving the death of paramedics: Sullivan Mine accident (2006) and Kennedy Lake (2010).

This series also includes air evacuation accident and incident investigations and reporting. These accident/incidents relate to any urgent or immediate safety concern and/or any accident or incident that requires immediate attention (e.g. emergency landing or crash); involves major equipment failure; and/or has the potential to cause and/or has caused injury to a crew member, patient or third party. This series documents the investigation and response to major equipment failures, threats to human life or limb, or violations of standard safe operating procedures. Final reports may also result in changes to protocols and training practices employed by the BCAS air ambulance program. These records were created by the BC Emergency Health Services Commission under the Emergency and Health Services Act (RSBC 1996, c. 182) between 1991-2011.

The records are arranged by accident/incident and then by topic. They include correspondence, reports such as the Occupational Safety & Health Reporting form [HLTH 1130A] and occurrence reports [HLTHEHSC 2403], briefing notes, investigation reports, incident reports, dispatch audio recordings, and other supporting documents. These records are classified as BC Ambulance Service major accidents and investigations (51020-20 ) and air evacuation major accident and incident investigations (51220-30) under the Emergency Health Services ORCS (schedule 123390), 2011. The records also use an internal file identification code

British Columbia. Emergency Health Services Commission

Revelstoke County Court civil case files

  • GR-2252
  • Series
  • 1889-1949

The series consists of civil case files from the Revelstoke County Court from 1889 to 1949.

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Indexes to plaint books

  • GR-2512
  • Series
  • 1897-1945

Indexes to County Court of East Kootenay plaint and procedure books, 1897-1900 (Donald); 1905-1945 (Cranbrook). The plaint and procedure books are found in GR-1832.

British Columbia. County Court (Cranbrook)

Pharmacare strategic planning and consultation files

  • GR-3595
  • Series
  • 1974-2005

The series consists of correspondence, reports, newsletters, meeting minutes, checklists, and memoranda documenting Pharmacare’s policy development and strategic planning. The records were created by the Pharmacare division between 1974 and 2005, although the records date predominantly to the 1980s and 1990s. The records provide evidence of program and policy development and the creation of new Pharmacare programs. The series documents relationships between Pharmacare and various external bodies and agencies, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Canadian Wholesale Drug Association, and the Workers’ Compensation Board. The series also contains consultation files, which document the provision of expert advice on pharmacology or other aspects of the Pharmacare program. This advice was often tied to the decision-making process and development of Pharmacare programs.

The records are governed by classifications 70400-20 and 70480-20 of the Pharmacare Services ORCS (schedule 123389). For records pertaining to the exeution of policies and programs, please see GR-3594.

British Columbia. Pharmacare division

Nelson Supreme Court probate files

  • GR-2214
  • Series
  • 1895-2007

The series consists of probate files created by the Nelson Supreme Court between 1895 and 2007.
The records are filed alphabetically within the year, 1895-1922, although some names are out of the alphabetical sequence. Files after 1922 are filed chronologically.

Files 27/1939 to 43/1940 were accidentally destroyed prior to microfilming.

Probate files from 1990-2007 are in textual format.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nelson)

Victoria Supreme Court probate/estate files

  • GR-3016
  • Series
  • 1950-2007

Victoria Supreme Court probate/estate files, 1950-2007. See GR-1417 for index to files 761/1963 to 1606/1981.

NOTE: Microfilming was ongoing for many years so the date ranges for microfilm and originals given above may not be current.

File names are provided for 67/1950 to 760/1963. An index for 1963-1981 is available on microfilm (see GR-1417). This index can be found on Reels B11792 - B11794. If a will number is provided, it can be used to locate a copy of the will in GR-2009.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Pharmacare research and evaluation files

  • GR-3593
  • Series
  • 1969-2012

The series consists of Pharmacare research and evaluation files created by the Pharmacare Division of the Ministry of Health from 1969-2012. This includes correspondence, reports, medical journal articles, statistical printouts, formularies, working papers, memoranda, surveys, project charters and briefing notes. The series documents the development, management review and analysis of policies and programs to evaluate Pharmacare program objectives and efficiency. The series contains records documenting similar programs in other provinces and jurisdictions, and it appears as if these were used as comparative material for planning programs and developing policies. The series consists of correspondence with, and reports from, researchers at the University of British Columbia, who worked with statistics and records provided by Pharmacare. Among the surveys and correspondence contained within the series, there are patient satisfaction surveys and further background material on the Home Oxygen program. The series also consists of pharmacy review questionnaires and other such surveys.

The series consists of statistical reports that were generated from the records of specific dispensing institutions and pharmacies. Many of the statistical reports contain several Pharmacare codes for which there is no apparent key. The series also contains drug cost calculations.

The series consists of copies of reports and articles from pharmaceutical and medical publications. These appear to have been used in order to determine whether or not a particular pharmaceutical would be suitable for coverage by Pharmacare, and whether there were more effective drugs available on the market. Frequently, researchers compiled studies and further reports to support the argument for a drug’s inclusion within the Pharmacare program. This may include evaluations on budgetary impacts for adding new drugs to the Pharmacare program or expanding uses for existing drugs, referred to as budget impact analysis.

The series includes a set of records on the DMAN project. However, supporting accession records include a note that, as of May 2001, the Ministry of Health were not aware of the meaning of the acronym.

The records in this series are covered by classifications 70450 and 70300 of the Pharmacare Services ORCS (schedule 123389).

British Columbia. Pharmacare division

Tuberculosis patient case files

  • GR-3475
  • Series
  • 1921-2009

The series consists of patient files for tuberculosis patients treated at clinics across the province. Typical patient files include medical notes, and some files include correspondence and small x-rays. The series documents the admission, diagnosis, treatment and discharge of patients suffering from tuberculosis and related chest ailments.

The records contain admission and discharge dates, diagnosis, laboratory reports, chest consultation forms with patient medical history, hospitalization summaries, applications for medical examination, progress notes, x-ray reports, clinical notes, consent forms, doctors’ orders, anti-microbial therapy records, correspondence, and, in some cases, autopsy reports with photographs.

Records in accession 95-9233 include files that were used in drug studies. These patient records are generally identified by a participant number which is linked to a master name-and-number index.

The series is arranged numerically by patient number. The records are covered by Communicable Disease Control Services ORCS 23400-20. Not all records dating from this time frame are in BC Archives' custody, as some are still with the creating agency.

British Columbia. Division of Tuberculosis Control

Public and preventative health records

  • GR-4020
  • Series
  • 1987 - 2006

The series consists of public and preventative health records relating to the development of programs and policies for the provision of prevention services directed at persons and groups who are at risk for developing a health problem, disease or disorder. These programs are guided by the Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 179); some programs may also fall under the Health Act Communicable Disease Regulations (BC Regulation 567/98), and the Dentists Act (RSBC 1996, c. 94). This series includes records relating to ensuring best evidence policy and program development and maintenance, community health services issues pertaining to cardiovascular disease, communication disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological and behavioral disorders, nutrition issues, and health prevention and promotion; and health services for mentally challenged adults living in the community. Some of the programs/projects documented in these records include ActNow BC, Dial-a-Dietician, BC heart health project, Pregnancy Outreach program, and Action Schools!. These records were created and received by the Population Health and Wellness Division, Ministry of Health between 1987 and 2006 in BC.

The records are arranged alphabetically by project or program, or by issue or title. Record types include correspondence, reports, presentations, briefing notes, research materials, research data, financial statements, program/project planning materials, drafts, notes, and workshop/outreach materials. These records are classified under section 3 public and preventative health of the Community Health Programs ORCS (schedule 122353), 2011. The files are assigned an alphabetical acronym code and the following ORCS numbers: health promotion and prevention projects, programs, initiatives, and strategies (62330-30); non-communicable disease project and program files (62390-30); nutrition project files (62420-30); nutrition program and initiative files (62420-40); and communication disorder hearing and audition projects (62250-30). The series also includes annual, operational, research, statistical, and other reports (62420-45). Some files have been removed for tobacco litigation. These files are identified on the file list as [removed].

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Conservation officer service final reports, statistics and reviews

  • GR-4007
  • Series
  • 1984 - 2010

The series consists of records relating to original research, analysis, and reporting on compliance, enforcement, and human-wildlife conflict management activities performed by the Conservation Officer Service, as established under the Environmental Management Act (SBC 2003, c. 53). Some of the topics covered include bears and orphaned bear cubs, no shooting areas, and ear tags for problem animals such a cougars and black and grizzly bears. The records document the effectiveness of specific control method techniques and the types and severity of human-wildlife conflicts in BC. They were created by the Ministry of Environment and its predecessors between 1984 and 2010.
The records are arranged by subject. They include reports, correspondence, questionnaires, procedure manuals, meeting materials, memoranda, and presentations. The records are classified as final reports, statistics, and reviews (31000-10) under the Conservation Officer Services ORCS (201311), 2017. They are also assigned an internal file code.

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment (2005-2017)

Ministry of Health executive correspondence and committee files

  • GR-4059
  • Series
  • 1988 - 2005

The series consists of executive correspondence and committee records created and received by the division responsible for strategic policy, legislation, and intergovernmental relations of the Ministry of Health Services (2001-2005) and the Ministry of Health from 1988-2001. The executive correspondence provides evidence of the interaction between the public and ministry executive regarding significant health service issues. The correspondence was sent by members of the public to Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Assistant Deputy Ministers; drafts were prepared by ministry staff for executive review and approval. This series also documents the functions and activities of major cross-jurisdictional committees such as the Advisory committee on Health Services, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial conference of the Ministers of Health, the Advisory committee on Population Health and Health Security, the Health Council of Canada, and the Minister's Advisory committee on Ethical Issues in Health Care. These records provide evidence of the ministry's role in these committees and its position on national health service delivery issues.

The correspondence files are arranged by executive creating office or topic and date; the committee files are arranged by committee/conference name and date. The records consist of correspondence, correspondence assignment forms, briefing materials, meeting and conference materials, reports, memoranda, drafts, and project files. Each file is assigned an Administrative Records Classification System (100001) file code, predominantly ARCS 280-30 executive correspondence referral replies and ARCS 206 committees and commissions – inter-provincial/federal.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Aboriginal relations and reconciliation communication office - communication projects

  • GR-4045
  • Series
  • 1996 - 2008

The series consists of records documenting communication projects developed by the office of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Public Affairs Bureau. These records were created and received by the ministries that had responsibility for this office between 1996-2008: Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services (2005-2009), Ministry of Management Services (2001-2005), and Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations from 1996-2001.. The records in this series relate to the design, development, and implementation of communication projects for government agencies and ministries responsible for aboriginal relations and reconciliation across government, particularly the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Communication projects are strategies for the release of information to the public. The project types range from drafting speeches or event planning, to creating minister’s speaking notes for question and answer sessions, or announcing a new government initiative. Many of these projects relate to communicating to the public about treaty negotiations and agreements such as agreements in principle, treaty agreements, interim measures and funding agreements between Indigenous groups and the government. The series also includes advertising project files which contain a communications project approval form, details of advertising costs and orders, order placement forms, and samples of the advertisement. Several files cover communication strategies on BC’s referendum on treaty principles in 2002.
The series is arranged by subject. It consists of communication plans, news releases, event planning materials, information bulletins, key messages, issues notes, articles, presentations, letters to the editor, submissions, media advisories, forms, questions and answers (Q and As), and speeches and speaking notes. The records are classified as 23100-30 communication projects and 23040-30 advertising projects under the Government Communications ORCS (schedule 881035).

British Columbia. Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services

Information and Privacy Commissioner investigations

  • GR-4029
  • Series
  • 1988 - 2003

The series consists of Information and Privacy Commissioner investigations resulting from freedom of information requests from citizens of BC to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and its predecessors on matters such as adoption, children in foster care, allegations of abuse in the home, and support services for children requiring additional care. The request for access to records and subsequent investigations were conducted by the Information and Privacy/Records office, Ministry of Children and Family Development (2001-) and its predecesors; the reviews were conducted by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC). Following the completion of the freedom of information request, the applicant may ask the OIPC to review decisions to release, not release, or sever records made by the ministry. This series of records consists of a copy of the original access request, correspondence between staff and the applicant, correspondence between the ministry and the OIPC, submissions to the OIPC, and a copy of the final report. The files often contain intake reports and packages, investigation and interview notes, acknowledgement of receipt of records forms, and copies of materials such as criminal records, social worker handwritten notes, child protection checklists, adoption files, medical records, and judicial records.

The records are arranged by applicant surname and are classified as either family support services or adoption services. The records include copies of correspondence, memoranda, reports, information packages, copies of affidavits, checklists, and legal files. The records in this series were classified as 290-20 in the BC Government Administrative Records Classification System (ARCS). Ministry staff also assigned an additional number that consisted of the year of the investigation followed by a sequential number.

British Columbia. Ministry of Children and Family Development

Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations

  • GR-4050
  • Series
  • 1975 - 2006

The series consists of records, predominantly from the 1990s and 2000s, created by the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) Treaty Negotiations. The records in this series reflect the ADM’s role in providing executive leadership to the Treaty Negotiations' Office prior to and during the 2000s; from 2001-2005, the Treaty Negotiations Office resided with the Ministry of Attorney General and was renamed the Ministry of Attorney General Treaty Negotiations Office. In 2005 the Treaty Negotiations office became part of the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (2005-2017). Records in this series document the government’s evolving relationship with Indigenous groups. Some of these records capture the province’s negotiations with Indigenous groups to achieve reconciliation and legal certainty over the ownership and use of Crown land and resources in the province. The records also focus on some of the Treaty Negotiations Office core business areas such as intergovernmental agreements and negotiation preparation, individual First Nations negotiations, and final agreement implementation. Some of the indigenous groups referenced in this series include the Nisga’a, Shíshálh, the Métis, Dene, Snuneymuxw, and the Squamish.
Many of the records document the different types of agreements between Indigenous groups and the provincial government; for example, interim measures, agreements in principle, resource management agreements/ plans, treaty related measures, land and cash offers, and self-government agreements. Some records document the activities of the regional negotiating teams. The records also include information on the Nisga’a final agreement; the first agreement in BC to provide constitutional certainty of an Indigenous peoples’ right to self-government. Ratified in 1999, this agreement came into effect in 2000. The series also includes records reflecting the BC Treaty Commission (BCTC) six stage approach to negotiating treaties with Indigenous groups: Stage 1 – Statement of Intent; Stage 2 – Preparation for Negotiations; Stage 3 – Negotiation of a Framework Agreement; Stage 4 – Negotiation of an Agreement in Principle (AIP); Stage 5 – Negotiation to Finalize a Treaty; and Stage 6 – Implementation of a Treaty. The province’s controversial BC treaty referendum in 2002 is also captured in this series. Some administrative records are interspersed among files in this series.
The records are arranged by topic. They include correspondence, presentations, copies of briefing notes, transition binders, manuals, reports, estimates and other financial records, drafts, meeting materials, agreements, business continuity plans, and other records. These records are classified under the Executive Records schedule (102906). They also include some ORCS (Operational Classification System) codes from the approved/draft Aboriginal Affairs ORCS (schedule 880711), 1992, and ARCS (Administrative Records Classification System) codes.

British Columbia. Ministry of Attorney General

Mackenzie Forest District operational records

  • GR-4103
  • Series
  • 1951, 1970-2001

This series consists of miscellaneous operational records that are not related to range management or timber tenures from the McKenzie Forest District for the years 1951-2001. This district was part of the Prince George Forest Region (1978-2003) and the Northern Interior Forest Region (2003-2010). Note that the names and boundaries of districts and regions varied over the years.

Records relate to the creation of resource analysis plans; special recreation projects; construction work resulting from floods in 1990; the inventory and management of recreation sites; the Muskwa Kechika coordinating group; and the deactivation and stabilization prescription of the Kemess mines infrastructure.

The ministries responsible for the Forest and Range Districts, and the years that they were responsible, are:
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Lands (1986-1988)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1988-2005)

This series is classified under ORCS number 11200-08, 11370-25, 12125-02, 12443-20, 16090-20 and 16350-20 of the Ministry of Forests schedule (881261).

British Columbia. Mackenzie Forest District

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