WHO WE ARE
The BC Tech Association is guided by our mission to make BC the best place to grow a tech company. For more than 20 years, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn and grow together. We are dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, sharing stories and advocating on behalf of tech companies to keep our industry thriving.
WHY WE’RE INVOLVED
We believe diversity, including employing and making the workplace accessible for those with disabilities, is an important aspect of ensuring that technology is a sector of choice to work in, while filling the massive skills shortage predicted in the coming decade. We want to set the bar for all companies in the technology sector.
We know that the technology sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the province and is predicted to be the leading economic engine for the province. This sector, which currently employs over 150,000 British Columbians, is expected to grow to nearly 200,000 by 2021 and we want to see that include people with disabilities.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SELF-IDENTIFY AS HAVING A DISABILITY
- Launched an unconscious bias training program in Fall 2017.
- Advisory committee member on a tech sector diversity and inclusion benchmarking survey.
- Delivering a Canada-wide marketing campaign bringing awareness to the importance of diversity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility.
- Our open, understanding and trusting culture gave confidence to a team member to speak about his disability (hearing loss) for the first time in his career.