Untapped Workplace Inclusion Awards celebrate the accomplishments of British Columbia employers and individuals who are moving the dial in promoting cultural diversity, accessibility, and disability inclusion in the workplace.
ABOUT UNTAPPED WORKPLACE INCLUSION AWARDS
Since 2013, the Untapped Workplace Inclusion Awards have been recognizing the remarkable accomplishments of British Columbia employers and individuals who are moving the dial in promoting cultural diversity, accessibility, and disability inclusion in the workplace. As the awareness around the value of inclusivity continues to grow, an increasing number of businesses are recognizing the untapped potential of diverse talent and embracing it as a vital aspect of their overall business strategy.
From large businesses to non-profit organizations, from managers to frontline staff, the Untapped Workplace Inclusion Awards honour those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering accessible, inclusive, and diverse workplaces. Their commitment serves as an inspiration to others and helps cultivate an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered.
Untapped is presented by Open Door Group, Presidents Group, and Canadian Partners in Workforce Innovation (CAN WiN)
OPEN DOOR GROUP
Open Door Group is one of BC’s largest not-for-profit providers of employment services. The organization has been serving individuals and businesses for over 47 years. The 2023 Untapped awards continues Open Door Group’s mission of fostering well-being for all by opening doors to sustainable and meaningful employment. Each year, Open Door Group connects thousands of job seekers with hundreds of employers to contribute to thriving communities and businesses throughout Canada.
Learn more at: www.opendoorgroup.org
THE PRESIDENTS GROUP
The Presidents Group is a network of 25 change-driven BC business leaders
who are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces. Representing businesses of all different sizes and sectors, the organizations employ over 60,000 people in BC. The group also plays an advisory role to BC’s Minister
of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. The Group’s vision is to make British Columbia the province in Canada with the best employment for people with disabilities. In 2018, the Presidents Group launched an online Community of Accessible Employers to invite employers and business owners around the province to join the inclusive employment movement.
Learn more at: accessibleemployers.ca
CANADIAN PARTNERS IN WORKFORCE INNOVATION
Expanding on the BC Partners in Workforce Innovation initiative (BC WiN), CAN WiN offers inclusive recruitment, retention, training and consulting services for employers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. CAN WiN is an innovative recruitment approach helping employers meet workforce needs and connecting people with disabilities/diverse abilities to employment. CAN WiN recruits for employers who are intentional about their inclusive hiring commitments. Starting with job openings, CAN WiN team reaches out to a network of supportive employment service agencies to source candidates on behalf of employers. Since 2015, the team has helped employers to develop effective inclusive hiring and retention strategies, hire diverse talent through job matching services, build capacity within organizations to be more inclusive through training, connect people to well-paying, long term career opportunities, research, identify, and share inclusive employment best practices.
Learn more at: canadianpartnerswin.ca
We respectfully acknowledge the work of Open Door Group & Untapped Awards takes place across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario — the homelands of over 500 distinct Indigenous nations and cultures. We extend thanks, honour, and respect to our hosts for stewarding these lands since time immemorial.