Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend.

BC Grant Writing Workshop

On Tuesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, join TOTA and Indigenous Tourism BC to learn more about grants—including the types of grants available and where to find them—and how to set yourself up for success throughout the grant proposal process. Tickets for the session are $21 and can be purchased through the TOTA website

Nourishing Volunteer Managers

If volunteers are an important part of your organization's operations, you'll want to join in KCR Community Resources' monthly Nourishing Volunteer Managers meetings. The next free, in-person session in the series, focused on self-care and caring for others, takes place on Tuesday, April 19, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PDT., with informal networking starting at 11:30 a.m. Learn more about the series and register on the KCR website.

Case Study: Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Employment, labour, and human rights Lawyer, Kelsey Wheelhouse, will be the featured speaker at this online session on Wednesday, April 20, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT. The webinar, which is being hosted by Community Futures North Okanagan, will "explore a bullying and harassment workplace scenario to assist participants in preparing for a future incident." Click here to learn more and to register. 

#WhatWorks – Diversity & Inclusion Series

On Wednesday, April 20, join BC Tech Association virtually from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT to learn more about implicit bias from guest speaker, Andrea Reimer, adjunct professor at UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and founder and principal of Tawâw Strategies. Registration for the event can be completed through the BC Tech Association website

Propel Student Work Placement Program Info Session

Employers are invited to join Tourism HR Canada to learn more about the Propel Student Work Placement Program, which is a wage subsidy program designed specifically for the tourism and hospitality sector. The free info session will take place virtually on Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. PDT. Registration can be completed through Zoom

OYP Coworking Day @coLab

Take a break from your routine by joining OYP Collective for a day of coworking at Okanagan coLab on Thursday, April 21. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and allow you to work independently, amongst other professionals, in the coworking space. OYP and Valley First will be co-hosting a Lunch & Learn on financial literacy as part of the day. Registration for this free event can be completed through Eventbrite

Greater Westside Board of Trade's Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade at the Big Bear Innovation Centre and Urban Distilleries & Winery for Business After Hours, which will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT. Click here to register

Small Business BC Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars including: 

Click the links above to register or visit the SBBC website to view additional upcoming webinars.

Visit Destination BC’s website for information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge.

Hiring with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Mind

Talent MATCH and Talent 4 Non-Profits will be co-hosting this complimentary virtual session on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. PDT. Guest speaker, Akanksha Thakur (she/her), Project Lead for ACE-WIL’s EDI Resource Hub and the EDI Program Manager at TransLink, will introduce the EDI Hub and provide information on inclusive hiring. Click here to learn more and to register. 

Upcoming Industry Events




Have an upcoming event or webinar that would be of interest to those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.