Vancouver Airport Takes Flight With Strategy Focused On Diversity and Inclusion

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently developed a procurement strategy that aligns with their organizational values of diversity and inclusion. Their procurement strategy gives preference to vendors who practice corporate social responsibility in a variety of areas that are...

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Tools for Business Leaders Looking to Create Accessible, Inclusive Workplaces

If you are an employer who wants to champion a more accessible, inclusive workplace, the Presidents Group is here to help with next steps. The Presidents Group is a network of change-driven BC business leaders who are champions for more...

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CEOs in Carts with Coffee? All in the Name of Accessible, Inclusive Workplaces

"The Presidents Group is showing true leadership in helping to create diverse, inclusive workplaces that employ people with disabilities and recognize their value in the workplace," Minister Shane Simpson. In late October 2018, the Presidents Group invited B.C. CEOs and...

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September is Disability Employment Month: A Case Study in Shared Opportunity

The first question people ask in social situations is, “What is your name?” The next question is, “What do you do?” Too many British Columbians with disabilities do not have a good answer to the second question. Of Disabilities and...

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Presidents Group Champions Inclusivity: Vancity Invests in Mental Health

Did you know there are people experiencing mental health challenges in your workplace? Consider the following: One in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem; Mental health is the leading cause of disability in Canada; and By...

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Case Study: Supporting Managers with Mental Health Training

One of BC Hydro’s priorities is supporting mental health in the workplace, and ensuring that a holistic view of health is woven into the overall workforce strategy. BC Hydro is raising awareness about mental health amongst employees and wants...

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Case Study: An Alternative to Behavioural- Based Interviews

Vancity Credit union’s vision is to redefine wealth in a way that furthers the financial, social and environmental well-being of their members and their communities. One of the accessibility initiatives that Vancity has implemented is the Workplace Inclusion (WIN)...

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Case Study: Conducting a Physical Workplace Assessment to Plan for the Future

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BCLC have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of this commitment, both workplaces initiated physical accessibility audits in their respective workplaces. These audits allowed them to see where there were areas...

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