Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • New Report | Harassment, Violence Pervasive in Canadian Workplaces - Take Safer Spaces
  • Looking for up-to-date Labour Market Information? go2HR Employment Tracker Training Today!
  • Tap into a National Talent Pool | Apply for Student Wage Subsidies
  • Grow Your Business Online with Canada Digital Adoption Program & Grants
  • New Pavilion in Bamfield Celebrates Local History & Culture
  • Survey | Hotel Association of Canada Seeking Your Input
  • Tourism Development in VCM | StrongerBC Investment
  • Gender Based Analysis Plus Awareness Week May 9-13, 2022
  • Go2HR | Tips for Onboarding New Staff
  • News - See more below!
  • Hot Off the Press
  • BC | Canada News
  • World News
  • Industry Trends
  • Tipping Our Hat to Industry!
  • 4VI Officially Marks Major Milestone with Biosphere Certification
  • Mark Your Calendars - see below!
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh | A Little Something to Make Our Members Smile
New Report | Harassment, Violence
Pervasive in Canadian Workplaces - Take Safer Spaces Training Today!
According to a new report from Western University shared by go2HR, harassment and violence remain critical issues in Canadian workplaces. The report highlights that 4% of the 4,878 survey respondents experienced at least one form of harassment and violence or sexual harassment and violence, in the past two years, along with additional statics and information.
  • In recognizing this critical issue, a team of experts convened by go2HR, developed Safer Spaces: a free online course that supports employers and supervisors in creating workplaces that are free from sexual harassment.
  • The project team is united by a commitment to reduce the stigma around workplace sexual harassment and a desire to champion the topic as an integral element of workplace education and training.

We are delighted to share that each of our BCHA team members have received a certificate of completion for the training. We encourage our hospitality community to take this important training and commend our partners at go2HR for creating such a critical tool and phenomenal resource!
Looking for up-to-date Labour Market Information? go2HR Employment Tracker
Have you visited the go2HR’s Employment Tracker lately? An output of go2HR’s BC Tourism & Hospitality Research Project, the Tracker is hosted on the go2HR website and is updated monthly. Key statistics about the industry’s workforce from 2016 onward are being tracked which provides critical education that infoms our advocacy efforts surrounding workforce.
Tap into a National Talent Pool | Apply for Student Wage Subsidies
Summer applications are underway for the Propel Student Work Placement Program. Propel connects post-secondary students and tourism employers for paid work-integrated learning placements. Employers can access wage subsidies for each qualifying student they engage. A virtual info session with live Q&A takes place May 18 at 10am Pacific Standard time.
Grow Your Business Online with Canada Digital Adoption Program & Grants
The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) provides support to help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost, or help digitalize your business's operations. CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians.
There are two streams:
  1. Grow Your Business Online: Micro-grant and access to e-commerce advisors to help you go digital and take advantage of e-commerce opportunities.
  2. Boost Your Business Technology: Grant to help you develop a digital plan and funded work placements to help with your digital transformation.
New Pavilion in Bamfield Celebrates
Local History & Culture
With significant upgrades coming for the road out to Bamfield, the community is preparing to welcome more guests and to increase the benefits of tourism locally. Residents and visitors have long expressed the absence of a covered, accessible space. A unique partnership was developed to fix this issue.

Bamfield Community Affairs, 4VI (formerly Tourism Vancouver Island), the Regional District and The University of British Columbia Architecture Program collaborated to design, fund and construct a one-of-a-kind structure that will revitalize an underutilized waterfront public park and create a covered space for visitor use and community gatherings. This project is well-underway and is an excellent example for how tourism development can bring direct benefits to local residents.
Survey | Hotel Association of Canada
Seeking Your Input
The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Board of Directors is developing a new 3 year strategic plan and wants to ensure that it prioritizes the issues that matter most to you. Below is a survey link comprised of 3 questions that won't take more than 5 minutes of your time to complete. 
If you have not already, please complete the survey so that HAC can focus on the issues that matter to you.
Tourism Development in VCM | StrongerBC Investment
As part of the Province’s Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiative, new wayfinding signage will highlight three visitor experiences including: Pemberton Farm Tour (a self-guided driving tour), Slow Food Cycle (a one-day, annual cycling event celebrating local food, farmers, and the joys of biking along Pemberton Meadows Road), and the Range Beyond Range Circular Route (a scenic 290 km off-road driving route connecting Pemberton, Lillooet, and the Bridge River Valley). In addition to raising awareness of agri-tourism experiences in this part of the region, this project also aims to strengthen community connections.

Tourism Pemberton is leading this initiative which was identified in the Sea to Sky Corridor Destination Development Strategy as a priority.
Gender Based Analysis Plus Awareness Week May 9-13, 2022
It's Gender Based Analysis Awareness Week!

Participate in events throughout Gender Based Analysis (GBA Plus) Awareness Week that will help you develop and support responsive and inclusive policies, programs, and services. The theme for this year's event is showcasing how systematic application of GBA Plus can lead to more inclusive and responsive programs, policies and initiatives.
Go2HR | Tips for Onboarding New Staff
go2HR knows that May flowers also bring new hires as many tourism and hospitality businesses ramp up operations as they gear up for a busy summer season. And as a result they have put together a guide for employee onboarding.

Taking the time to properly onboard new employees shouldn’t be underestimated. Recognizing that there is time and investment, the payoff is simply better trained employees are more likely to stay with the organization. Given the current labour shortage, it just makes good business sense to nurture your relationship with your newest employees. We’ve got some great tips for helping you onboard new staff.
Industry News & Quick Links



Tipping Our Hat to Industry
Destination Greater Victoria signs Letter of Commitment for Biosphere Certification

Earlier today at the IMPACT Sustainability Travel and Tourism Conference, Destination Greater Victoria (DGV) CEO Paul Nursey signed a Letter of Commitment for DGV to pursue a Biosphere Certification from the Responsible Tourism Institute.

Biosphere Certification is granted by RTI on completion of a rigorous and collaborative program of sustainability assessment and initiatives, including alignment with the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

Congratulations to DGV for taking this commitment toward sustainability!
Mark Your Calendars
Register for BCRTS Tourism Impact Portal Virtual Information Session
Registration closes May 13.
Vancouver International Wine Festival: Trade Days 
May 19 & 20, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Register Here
Wednesday, June 8 | 8:30 AM  4:30 PM
Partner: Tourism Industry Association of BC Special Offer – Save $100 with promo code TIABC40.
How to Integrate Research Into Your Marketing Plan workshop
Thursday, May 12 at 12:30pm
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade DEI Sessions
Sessions Include:
May 12: LGBTQ2+ Inclusion
May 19: Indigenous Inclusion
May 26: Including Persons with Disabilities
June 2: Race and Ethnicity in Canada
Click here to learn more and to register.
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