Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide information, to help us stay connected, and to inspire new ways of thinking. Here are some of the webinars and events you can attend in the weeks ahead.


Destination Canada's Annual Public Meeting

Destination Canada's Annual Public Meeting

Destination Canada will hold is Annual Public Meeting virtually on Wednesday, December 2, from 10-11 a.m. PT. The meeting will include an overview of the organization’s strategic priorities for 2021. Learn more and tune in on Destination Canada’s dedicated online platform.  


Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) Annual General Meeting

TIABC is hosting its AGM virtually from 3-4 p.m. PT on Wednesday, December 2. Keynote speaker, marketing and tourism industry strategist, Greg Klassen, will talk about the impact of COVID-19 on global tourism. Register to attend by end of day on Tuesday, December 1.


Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) Labour Series

On Wednesday, December 2, from 2:30-4 p.m., ITBC will host the final session in its labour series, focused on the future of labour in Indigenous tourism. Panelists will include:

  • Richard Porges, CEO, Destination BC
  • Krista Bax, CEO, go2HR
  • Brenda Baptiste, President/Chair, ITBC
  • Sazid Hasan, BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Click here for more information and to register to attend. 


International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Day of Learning

Presidents Group is hosting a day of learning on December 3 for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which includes three webinars:

  • The Business Case for an Inclusive Workplace and why it Matters now, 10 a.m.
  • Awareness of Mental Health at Work, 11:30 a.m.
  • Accommodations: Legal Requirements and Solutions, 1:30 p.m.

Click here for more information and to register.


A Conversation with Deputy Prime Minister Freeland

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) is hosting Deputy Prime Minister Freeland on Thursday, December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PT. A moderated conversation will follow Deputy Prime Minister Freeland’s remarks. Visit the GVBOT website for more information and to register.


DER3 - Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency Info Session

Accelerate Okanagan DER3

Accelerate Okanagan is hosting an information session about its DER3 program on Thursday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT. Small business owners who are looking for advice around sales, e-commerce, and digital marketing will want to join in to learn more about the program and for information on how to apply.


Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Q & A Sessions

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is hosting a series of Q&A sessions to answer questions about the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS):

  • English Language Sessions: Friday, December 4, and Wednesday, December 9, 10-11 a.m. PT
  • French Language Sessions: Monday, December 7, and Friday, December 11, 10-11 a.m. PT

Click here for more information and to register for the sessions.


Building Resilience to Thrive

Building Resilience to Thrive

The BC Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, will be hosting a 6-week program to help businesses mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Registration is now being accepted for the two intakes, which will be offered from January 12 to February 16 and again from February 24 to March 31. Learn more and register online.


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