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.
Establishing a free-trade zone in Greater Vancouver, coupled with key policy changes, presents us with the opportunity to build resilience in our econ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
GVPOD is Greater Vancouver's Business Podcast, amplifying the voice of the business community and exploring the issues impacting our region.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Canada is embracing green trade financing as it looks to recover from the global pandemic and new funding instruments will help support sustainable economic growth.