Employment Equity and Diversity Team
Vancouver Airport Authority has an Employment Equity and Diversity Team comprised of employee and employer representatives, including the President of the Local Union and employees from the designated groups. The team’s mandate is to oversee the implementation of the employment equity programs with the objective of developing fair, equitable and barrier-free employment practices. The team meets quarterly to review employment equity statistics and annual submissions and provide feedback towards identified initiatives. This team also sponsors our annual Diversity Awareness Month.
In October, we hosted a number of initiatives for Diversity Awareness Month. This included a speaker series with diverse topics on the LGBTQ community, advancement of women, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities. Speakers included: Dara Parker, an advocate for LGBTQ rights and awareness; Minister Michele Stilwell, Provincial Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation and Paralympic champion; and Dr. Gwen Point, the Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley and respected Indigenous educator.