Internship Program Changes Perceptions

The Port Authority’s Accessibility Internship Program offers one individual with disabilities each year an opportunity to develop work experience while meeting a pertinent business need.

Creating a Diversity & Inclusion Statement

BCLC is committed to making diversity and inclusion a priority. The board and executive team created a diversity and inclusion statement to demonstrate their commitment and wanted to share their approach with other employers.

Zero Ceiling Interviews Prioritize Relationships

Zero Ceiling in Whistler, BC, is a social enterprise committed to reducing youth homelessness and raising the quality of life for young people experiencing homelessness. Here, interviews are a casual thing.

Mission Possible Fills Community Need

In 2007, Mission Possible surveyed residents in Vancouver’s DTES. The top issue after adequate housing was the lack of employment opportunities available to those challenged by poverty.

Untapped Talent: B2B Guide to Innovative Hiring and Retention

This ‘Business to Business’ guide offers inclusive workforce best practices distilled from decades of experience and expertise. It is a resource for employers on how to adapt recruitment and retention practices to better engage people with disabilities and others with barriers to employment.

Hives for Humanity Connects Community

It might be the bees that bring people to Hives for Humanity, but an intentional ongoing commitment to helping people keeps them together.

Conducting a Joint Physical Accessibility Audit

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BCLC both initiated physical accessibility audits to see where there were areas of opportunity to be more physically accessible for their employees and clients.

Unconscious Bias Training for All Staff

As part of Vancity’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the credit union provided unconscious bias training for all employees. The training was specifically aimed at creating awareness of the presence of unconscious bias when making people and business decisions, as well as how to mitigate these biases through developing habits and shifting behaviours

Diversity & Inclusion Lunch ‘n Learns

Pacific Blue Cross’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s most successful initiative to date has been monthly “Lunch ‘n Learn” sessions on important topics.