Who We Are

Artona is the current photography provider of choice for BC schools and universities. Artona is a privately held, family run, BC owned and operated company.

John Rak purchased The Artona Group Inc. in Vancouver, BC in 1977 at age 22 with Mun Kwan Tham. Today the staff is 102 strong including all three second generation members of the Rak family: Michael (General Manager), TJ (Client Relations and Photography Manager), and Amanda (Account Manager).

Why We Are Involved

It feels like the right thing to do and to make a statement officially. I think our family has been practicing inclusive employment since the beginning.

I (Amanda) got started in this area as I wanted to make sure our company has accessible and inclusive practices throughout all business levels.

Accessibility Initiatives

Mental health training, accessibility assessments, diverse employment, flexible work arrangements.