Our employees are offered regular training on the prevention of workplace discrimination. In 2017, we encouraged employees to attend diversity related training on topics such as Indigenous awareness, LGBTQ awareness and disability awareness. Men in management positions also attended a workshop inspired by the Women in Management program, which was designed to engage them as change agents who lead efforts to bring greater diversity to the workplace.
Indigenous Awareness Training
We began offering Indigenous awareness training in 2017 to all employees. Dr. Gwen Point, a respected Stó:lõ educator, in partnership with a fellow Vancouver Airport Authority employee, developed and co-facilitated the course with the aim to help create a basic understanding of Indigenous Peoples in the Lower Mainland and across Canada.
Inclusion Champion Award, Large Airport
In 2017, we became the first airport in Canada to win the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Inclusion Champion Award (Large Hub). The award celebrates achievement in promoting and sustaining diversity throughout the airport industry and highlights our work with sustainable business and suppliers, and diversity and inclusion in our hiring and training practices.