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Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
APR
08

United for Ukraine

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The invasion of Ukraine has deeply affected us all, both globally and personally, and our hearts continue to go out to those who are suffering. One of the tragic results of this conflict has been that millions of Ukrainians have been suddenly displaced from their homes. As a result, Canada is expected to receive 50,000 Ukrainians in the weeks to come, with an estimated 10,000 people anticipated to arrive here in British Columbia.

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MAR
16

One-to-one with Sophia Cote

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Sophia Cote, Head of Public Affairs - Canada, REEF Technology

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FEB
28

Getting real about mental health

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Stress and uncertainty have been two defining characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic and both are frequently cited as significant factors affecting mental well-being. A recent survey by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) found 40 per cent of Canadians reported that their mental health had deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic.

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FEB
14

Learning to live again with Michelle Ng

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My name is Michelle Ng, I'm a mom, wife, immigrant and founder of the award-winning food tour business, Vancouver Foodie Tours.

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FEB
10

Immigration and labour shortages with Queenie Choo

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In the latest episode of our podcast, GVPOD, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO, Bridgitte Anderson, sat down with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC CEO, Queenie Choo, to discuss the labour shortage in the Greater Vancouver region and her perspective on the role newcomers to Canada could play in addressing the issue.

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FEB
07

One-to-one with Raghwa Gopal

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Raghwa Gopal, President and CEO at Innovate BC.  

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FEB
03

Labour Outlook 2022: the good, the bad and what's to come

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GVPOD is Greater Vancouver's Business Podcast, amplifying the voice of the business community and exploring the issues impacting our region.

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JAN
24

5 key takeaways from the 2022 Economic Outlook Forum

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Looking Forward

As British Columbia recovers from the severe economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a long-term vision for our economic prosperity is more apparent than ever. 

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JAN
10

What B.C. Employers Need to Know About Paid Sick Leave

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As of January 1, 2022, employees in B.C. whose employment is governed by the B.C. Employment Standards Act became entitled to a minimum of five paid sick days per calendar year. In addition to being aware of this entitlement, there are a few further points that employers should know.

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DEC
20

One-to-one with Wyle Baoween

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Wyle Baoween, CEO and Co-founder of HRx. 

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DEC
13

Vaccine mandates in the workplace: What employers need to know

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The pandemic landscape in British Columbia is constantly evolving. There are now mandatory vaccination requirements being implemented by governments of various levels for certain industries and sectors. While COVID-19 cases have recently started to fall, more transmissible variants that exist remain of concern

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NOV
26

Community rallies to support victims of flooding in B.C.

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Widespread damage from flooding across British Columbia has prompted an outpouring of support for residents impacted by the disaster. Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members have already donated more than $3 million in aid funding to organizations like the Canadian Red Cross, the BCSPCA and food banks across the province as displaced residents wait for the water to recede.

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NOV
15

One-to-one with Prem Gill

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC.

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OCT
18

Future uncertain for events sector amid ongoing labour shortage

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire B.C. business community, but the arts, entertainment and events sectors have been especially hard hit. From reduced capacity at live events to labour shortages, those working in the sector are facing a host of challenges that have left them uncertain about the future.

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OCT
05

Lived experience drives new DLC co-chairs motivation to create change

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The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) was developed at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in 2020 as an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council, in recognition of the need to create a broader understanding of what constitutes a diverse and inclusive workplace. The council meets regularly to discuss ways to further this goal through training programs, advocacy and representation. 

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SEP
16

One-to-one with Stephen Gaskin

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Stephen Gaskin, Scotiabank Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon Region

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AUG
25

Canadian governments and corporations tap into green trade financing to create a more sustainable world after COVID-19

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Canada is embracing green trade financing as it looks to recover from the global pandemic and new funding instruments will help support sustainable economic growth.

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AUG
10

One-to-one with Hillina Ghulam Nabi

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Hillina Ghulam Nabi, Founder and CEO of Kids Innovative. 

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JUL
26

Remote work is here to stay

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Remote work is now part of the competitive landscape and its impact on employers and employees shouldn't be underestimated. It is being factored into employees' job searches and employers' recruitment efforts.
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JUL
06

One-to-one with Jennifer Cudlipp

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Jennifer Cudlipp, Senior Vice President at LifeLabs in British Columbia. Jennifer is also the President of Excelleris Technologies. 

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