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Strategy Group #3

Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces

Co-conveners

MOSAIC is a non-profit organization and the primary settlement and employment services agency in Vancouver assisting newcomers in Canada with over 40 programs and 30 sites across Metro Vancouver.

Website: www.mosaicbc.com

The HNBIA is a self-funded, self-governing, grassroots organization with a mandate to promote and improve the Hastings North local business district. The HNBIA is a central voice for area businesses and commercial property owners and actively advocates for the neighbourhood by working with many diverse community partners.

Website: www.eastvillagevancouver.ca

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The Equity and Inclusion office is committed to ensuring that UBC is a community in which human rights are respected and equity and diversity are integral to university life. 

Website:

Equity and Inclusion Office at UBC: http://equity.ubc.ca/

Diversity and Intercultural Events at UBC: http://diversity.ubc.ca/

 

CBIA is a non-profit organization representing commercial businesses along Kingsway between Boundary Road and Rupert Street. Focusing to promote, enhance, support and improve the vitality and economic sustainability through various initiatives.

Website:www.shopcollingwood.ca

Located in the heart of Vancouver’s cosmopolitan business district, the DVBIA supports 8,000 businesses, property owners and tenants which attract thousands of employees, tourists and shoppers every day.

Website: www.downtownvancouver.net

IEC-BC works with employers, business associations, immigrant serving organizations, government and other stakeholders to improve hiring practices and influence public policies and programs to effectively integrate immigrant talent into BC’s workforce. 

Web link: www.iecbc.ca

Dennis is a consultant for the healthcare industry, and as the former Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., has community experience in immigrant settlement issues.  

Website: www.pathwayadvisory.com

FHNH is a volunteer-driven, community service agency working with the community to develop innovative programs and services to meet the changing needs of a diverse population.

Web link: www.froghollow.bc.ca

The Laurier Institution was founded in 1989 by business and community leaders to advance and disseminate knowledge about the economic and social implications of Canadian diversity. The Laurier Institution is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization. Our research and educational activities are funded by membership fees, donations, sponsorships, and project-based funding

Website: www.thelaurier.ca 

Headquartered in Vancouver, TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company.  Committed to supporting diversity and inclusiveness, TELUS has been recognized numerous times as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Best Employers of New Canadians

Website: http://about.telus.com/community/english/careers/why_telus/diversity 

ISSofBC is the largest agency of its kind in Western Canada, with targeted programs for refugees, women, children and youth, plus support services in over 45 languages. ISSofBC's programs and services include Career Services, Settlement Services and Language Courses and are offered throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.

Website: www.issbc.org

LOCO BC is a non-profit local business alliance working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses by encouraging a shift in local purchasing by consumers, businesses and institutions/government.

Website:www.locobc.ca

Headquartered in Vancouver, TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company.  Committed to supporting diversity and inclusiveness, TELUS has been recognized numerous times as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Best Employers of New Canadians

Website: http://about.telus.com/community/english/careers/why_telus/diversity 

The MPBIA supports the 400 businesses that line the bustling streets of Main, Broadway and Kingsway. Established in 1989, the MPBIA is the second oldest BIA in the city bringing local businesses and community together through unique events, programming and street beautification.

Website: www.mountpleasantbia.com

 

Overwaitea Food Group employs 14,000 people and operates more than 140 stores under the Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, Urban Fare, Cooper's Foods, PriceSmart Foods and Bulkley Valley Wholesale banners – proudly local stores designed to match the communities they serve.

Website: www.owfg.com

The Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) is a part of Human Resources group at the City of Vancouver. Established in 1977, it leads and supports the City’s long-standing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. EEO contributes to workplace respect and inclusion through education and interventions on bullying and harassment, including discrimination. It also coordinates and supports excellence, access and equity through strategic partnerships and community initiatives such as the Immigrant Mentorship program, City of Reconciliation and employment programs for under-represented groups.

Website: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/diversity-in-hiring.aspx

Tourism Vancouver has been marketing Vancouver as a destination for leisure, meeting and event travel for over 100 years. Tourism Vancouver is a non-profit business association representing over 1,000 members in tourism and related industries and works with those members and industry partners to attract visitors to the region, encourage them to stay longer, and ensure they return time and again.

Website: www.tourismvancouver.com