Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
MAY
18

Congratulations, Chief Wayne Sparrow

Governors-Gala-Creatives-2

Leading our community through strength, purpose and authenticity  

Continue reading
MAY
04

BILL 10: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

BILL-10-WHAT-YOU--NEED-TO-KNOW

On April 6, 2022, Bill 10 - 2022 the Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2022 ("Bill 10") received first reading. Once in effect, Bill 10 will cause two significant amendments to the BC Labour Relations Code (the "Code"). First, the Code will again allow for "card-based" certification, the purpose of which is to allow easier access to unionization. Second, in the construction industry, raids will become easier through the elimination of the current three-year waiting period. 

Continue reading
MAY
02

One-to-one with Abi Coman-Walker

One-to-One-with-Abi-Coman-Walker-twitte_20220502-171433_1

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Abi Coman-Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Acuitas Therapeutics, Inc.

Continue reading
APR
28

Becoming a leader of tomorrow

Leaders-of-Tomorrow-Creatives-1280--800-p_20220428-214611_1
The Leaders of Tomorrow program was a life changer for me. During my final year of university in 2007-08, I noticed an advertisement to apply to the LOT Program. This was the best decision I ever made. Though I had significant work experience through a variety of jobs I had, I was fairly shy and not familiar with networking at all.
Continue reading
APR
19

How to Build a Centennial Brand

How-to-Build-a-Centennial-Bran_20220421-221016_1

Bennett Jones is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022. Over the past century we have developed an esteemed reputation by putting clients first, expanding our enterprises across Canada, and maintaining our unique culture—all while adapting to ever-changing circumstances. Along the way, we have learned some important lessons about how to build a centennial brand. 

Continue reading
APR
08

United for Ukraine

Cover-for-the-United-for-Ukraine-Blog-Post-New

The invasion of Ukraine has deeply affected us all, both globally and personally, and our hearts continue to go out to those who are suffering. One of the tragic results of this conflict has been that millions of Ukrainians have been suddenly displaced from their homes. As a result, Canada is expected to receive 50,000 Ukrainians in the weeks to come, with an estimated 10,000 people anticipated to arrive here in British Columbia.

Continue reading
MAR
16

One-to-one with Sophia Cote

One-to-One-with-Sophia-Cote

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Sophia Cote, Head of Public Affairs - Canada, REEF Technology

Continue reading
FEB
28

Getting real about mental health

Mental-Health-Awareness-Blog-Post-Creative

Stress and uncertainty have been two defining characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic and both are frequently cited as significant factors affecting mental well-being. A recent survey by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) found 40 per cent of Canadians reported that their mental health had deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic.

Continue reading
FEB
14

Learning to live again with Michelle Ng

Website-Banner-Blog-post

My name is Michelle Ng, I'm a mom, wife, immigrant and founder of the award-winning food tour business, Vancouver Foodie Tours.

Continue reading
FEB
10

Immigration and labour shortages with Queenie Choo

WhatsApp-Image-2022-02-10-at-11.18.3_20220210-193354_1

In the latest episode of our podcast, GVPOD, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO, Bridgitte Anderson, sat down with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC CEO, Queenie Choo, to discuss the labour shortage in the Greater Vancouver region and her perspective on the role newcomers to Canada could play in addressing the issue.

Continue reading
FEB
07

One-to-one with Raghwa Gopal

Raghwa-Gopal

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Raghwa Gopal, President and CEO at Innovate BC.  

Continue reading
FEB
03

Labour Outlook 2022: the good, the bad and what's to come

iStock-1322847608

GVPOD is Greater Vancouver's Business Podcast, amplifying the voice of the business community and exploring the issues impacting our region.

Continue reading
JAN
24

5 key takeaways from the 2022 Economic Outlook Forum

econ-outlook-blog

Looking Forward

As British Columbia recovers from the severe economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a long-term vision for our economic prosperity is more apparent than ever. 

Continue reading
JAN
10

What B.C. Employers Need to Know About Paid Sick Leave

paid-sick-leave-blog

As of January 1, 2022, employees in B.C. whose employment is governed by the B.C. Employment Standards Act became entitled to a minimum of five paid sick days per calendar year. In addition to being aware of this entitlement, there are a few further points that employers should know.

Continue reading
DEC
20

One-to-one with Wyle Baoween

EDITED-18

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Wyle Baoween, CEO and Co-founder of HRx. 

Continue reading
DEC
13

Vaccine mandates in the workplace: What employers need to know

Kimberly_Gosel Kimberly Gosel is an associate with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

The pandemic landscape in British Columbia is constantly evolving. There are now mandatory vaccination requirements being implemented by governments of various levels for certain industries and sectors. While COVID-19 cases have recently started to fall, more transmissible variants that exist remain of concern

Continue reading
NOV
26

Community rallies to support victims of flooding in B.C.

community-rallies-blog

Widespread damage from flooding across British Columbia has prompted an outpouring of support for residents impacted by the disaster. Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members have already donated more than $3 million in aid funding to organizations like the Canadian Red Cross, the BCSPCA and food banks across the province as displaced residents wait for the water to recede.

Continue reading
NOV
15

One-to-one with Prem Gill

MicrosoftTeams-image-17

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC.

Continue reading
OCT
18

Future uncertain for events sector amid ongoing labour shortage

MicrosoftTeams-image-4

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire B.C. business community, but the arts, entertainment and events sectors have been especially hard hit. From reduced capacity at live events to labour shortages, those working in the sector are facing a host of challenges that have left them uncertain about the future.

Continue reading
OCT
05

Lived experience drives new DLC co-chairs motivation to create change

MicrosoftTeams-image-2

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) was developed at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in 2020 as an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council, in recognition of the need to create a broader understanding of what constitutes a diverse and inclusive workplace. The council meets regularly to discuss ways to further this goal through training programs, advocacy and representation. 

Continue reading

Featured stories

Remote work is now part of the competitive landscape and its impact on employers and employees shouldn't be underestimated. It is being factored into employees' job searches and employers' recruitment...
An inclusive workplace produces better services, higher quality product, and higher profit margins....
A robust economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require that all levels of government use the full range of tools at their disposal for stimulating economic activity, increasing domestic pr...