Who We Are
Formed in 2013, the Presidents Group is a network of 25 change-driven BC business leaders who are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces.
Leaders of businesses of all different sizes and sectors, and business models, are represented and nearly 60,000 British Columbians are employed at the Presidents Group’s 25 member organizations.
The Group plays an advisory role to BC’s Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and meets quarterly to share best practices amongst one another.
Each member organization assigns one or more staff members (usually in HR or Diversity and Inclusion roles, specifically) to the Community of Practice. This quarterly meeting allows these internal champions to meet and dig in to projects, resource development, and support for one another. Some individuals from the broader accessible business community are also invited to take part.
Community of Accessible Employers
The Community of Accessible Employers (CAE) is an open and entirely free network for employers who are committed to inclusion in the workplace.
In 2018, the Presidents Group launched the CAE, which gives employers beyond the 25 appointed members the chance to join the movement to accessible employment and access individualized support from the staff members.
The CAE currently provides employer-focused tools, resources, and access to training and events for BC employers on how to effectively recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities.
We encourage businesses of all sizes who are committed to learning and growing their knowledge of accessible employment of people with disabilities to join our Community of Accessible Employers.