Virtual Event

Creating and Maintaining an Accessible Workspace

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Monday, May 30, 2022
12:00 PM
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This event is free for members

Individuals:  $30 + GST
Schedule:Online Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PT

This event will have live captioning and ASL interpretation.


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In partnership with Presidents Group, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) invites you to our annual event to kickstart National AccessAbility Week (NAAW).

614,630 working-age British Columbians (age 15-64) have a disability, representing 20.5% of the population. In the 2021 Pledge to Measure initiative, Presidents Group measured nearly 50,000 B.C. employees, with 1,899 staff self-identified as having a disability and 110 senior leaders self-identified as having a disability. Research has shown that more diverse and inclusive workplaces average greater productivity, have higher profits consistently and have an improved ability to anticipate change and innovate. People with disabilities have been recognized as valuable employees, and studies have shown that employees tend to stay with a company over a longer period of time, demonstrating better attendance and performance than employees without disabilities.  

Measuring for disability inclusion in the workplace is paramount to help organizations measure the success of diversity initiatives, track progress over time, understand how many people on staff have a disability, and much more.

Join our panel of experts as they share firsthand experiences, tools, and actionable steps we can take to create more inclusive and accessible work environments and communities.

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Stephanie Cadieux

Stephanie Cadieux
Chief Accessibility Officer
Government of Canada


The Honourable Carla Qualtrough

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
Government of Canada

Lisa Beecroft

Lisa Beecroft
Co-Chair, Presidents Group
Owner, Gabi & Jules


Nicolas Jimenez Naomi Manley-Casimir Kevin Quinn Zafira (Nanji) Scott

Nicolas Jimenez, President & CEO, ICBC
Naomi Manley-Casimir, Managing Director, Accenture
Kevin Quinn, CEO, TransLink
Moderator: Zafira (Nanji) Scott, Human Resources Manager, BC Financial Services Authority

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This event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) Program. The DLC, an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council program, is an inclusive program that champions and advocates for leadership that best reflects the diversity of the Greater Vancouver region. The DLC focuses on addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to encourage allyship and enhance business innovation. The DLC is committed to investing in the participation and promotion of underrepresented groups, while supporting the business community to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Learn more