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Events Events from Late January – Early February 2018

Women in Tech Regatta

Recruiting: Hack The Inclusion – January 30, 2018

Learn from Vancity’s Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Kristin Bower and Presidents Group Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant, Mahin Rashid, tips and tricks to improve your recruiting efforts and cultivate a more diverse and successful workforce. Discover how unconscious bias may be impeding your efforts to attract, interview, retain, and promote diverse candidates. You will walk away with specific strategies and clear action items to proactively improve the diversity of your workforce.

When: Tues, 30 January 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Microsoft Vancouver
725 Granville Street, Suite 700
Vancouver, BC

For full event details or to buy tickets visit: 

PuSh Festival

Inclusive Play and Panel Discussion – January 31, 2018

The annual PuSH Festival runs in Vancouver between January 30th and February 4th. Presidents Group member, Vancity, is sponsoring the Festival  – Lisa Beecroft (Gabi & Jules) and Sarah White (Fairware) will join the panel discussion entitled “How to Create Inclusive Communities for People with Disabilities” before the opening performance of King Arthur’s Night .

When: Weds, 31 January 2018

Networking: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Panel: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Performance: 7:30 PM – 9:30


Networking and Panel: UBC – The Graduate Student Centre Penthouse
#225 – 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC

Performance: UBC – Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC

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Burnaby Board of Trade Business Dialogue

Attracting and Retaining Talent During a Labour Shortage – February 1, 2018

On February 1, if you are a business owner/manager with an employee base between 10 – 100, and you are struggling to attract and retain talent during BC’s labour shortage, please join us for this special event.

The dialogue will focus on how to develop a diverse and inclusive hiring strategy, that mitigates the issue of a labour shortage by opening up an organizations access to an untapped talent pool.

The topics being discussed include:

  • The successes you’ve seen in recruiting and retaining talent.
  • The challenges you face in recruiting and retaining talent.
  • Strategies to find, recruit and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Tips to creating conversations that lead to an inclusive workplace.

To ensure this dialogue is intimate, productive and practical – there are only 20 spaces.  Tickets are complimentary. Please RSVP to  to reserve your seat.

Speakers will include:
Kristin Bower, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Vancity
Taylor Chobotiuk, Manager of People & Engagement, Tacofino

When: February 1
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Where: Spacekraft  (201 – 4501 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC)
Call 604-412-0100, sign up online, or email