Building a stronger B.C. for everyone
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation
Province of British Columbia
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Hon. Ravi Kahlon
Join Honourable Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation for a discussion about his key priorities for an innovative, sustainable and inclusive Economic Recovery Plan.
Minister Kahlon will speak to how this plan supports B.C. businesses through grants and tax credits, as well as steps the province is taking to get people back to work.
The information will help inform businesses how they can best succeed through the challenging economic times brought on by the pandemic.
Following his remarks, guests will hear from a panel of B.C. businesses who will discuss how they have successfully navigated uncertainty and managed their own economic recovery over the last year.
About the speaker:
Ravi Kahlon was first elected as the MLA for Delta North in May 2017. He previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, where he championed the use of mass timber and innovation in the forest sector.
As Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, he helped restore the BC Human Rights Commission and travelled the province to build an anti-racism strategy.
Born and raised in Victoria, Ravi was introduced to Field Hockey by his father and grandfather. He is a two-time Olympian in the sport for Team Canada and has been inducted into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame.
Before he was elected an MLA, Ravi worked in banking for seven years. He has been active in the North Delta community for many years as a volunteer on the boards of the Delta Parks and Recreation Committee and Men’s High-Performance Field Hockey BC.
He is also a certified coach and mentor to many young people in North Delta and spends time coaching field hockey and soccer.
The Honourable Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, Province of British Columbia
Nicole McLaren, CEO, Raven Reads Books Ltd.
Kaja Salovsky, Vice President, Business Development, CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade