Employees of the City of Vancouver speaking with a resident
Chosen as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2013:
By Kristina Leung and Richard Yerema, Mediacorp Canada Inc. staff editors
(Feb 18, 2013)
Some of the reasons why City of Vancouver was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2013:
manages advisory committees for persons with disabilities, women, senior and elderly persons and the LGBT community, which in turn act as advisory bodies to the City Council, relaying community interests and making recommendations on diversity initiatives
recently created an Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee to advise on matters of concern to Vancouver Urban Aboriginal communities -- the City has also partnered with ACCES and the Aboriginal Community Career to provide support to Aboriginal job-seekers
the City's Fire and Rescue Services created a diversity committee and have participated in outreach initiatives to increase female representation within the service, such as attending career fairs at schools, partnering with local community organizations and hosting public information sessions
the Engineering Services department partners with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to offer opportunities to job-shadow for female apprentices enrolled in the Trades Exploration Program
in partnership with the Native Education College and BCIT, the City recently offered work placement opportunities to Aboriginal students
is a champion of the "Measuring Up" initiative, which helps organizations improve inclusion and accessibility for persons with disabilities
Major Canadian hiring locations: Vancouver BC.
Percentage of employees who are women: 37%.
Of managers: 34%.
Average age of all employees: 42.
Full-time employees in Canada: 6,898.
Part-time employees in Canada: 3,255.