Numerous local, provincial, and national organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and to facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming webinars and events you can attend.

WECafé | How to Write Website Content So Your Customers Find You

Owner of WriterGal Marketing, Ashley Doan, will be presenting a virtual session on Monday, June 21, from 10-11 a.m. PDT. The session, which will dive into SEO, content marketing, Google rankings, and more, is being hosted by Women's Enterprise Centre. Learn more and register online.

National Indigenous History Month Workshops

The final session in a series of workshops presented by Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and Destination BC (DBC) for National Indigenous History Month takes place on Tuesday, June 22 from 2-3 p.m. PDT. The workshop will focus on honouring wellness—attendees will be guided through a spiritual smudging ceremony by Frank Antoine, co-founder of Moccasin Trails (Okanagan), and gain ancestral knowledge from Dennis Thomas of Takaya Tours (Vancouver).

The session, sponsored by Daily Hive, is free to attend. Visit the ITBC website (or click the link above) to learn more.

Elements of Truth Before Reconciliation

WATER: Shared Responsibilities is the final workshop in the four-part experiential series, Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation, hosted by kinSHIFT and Purppl. The workshop "raises consciousness of the impacts of micro-aggressions in anti-Indigenous racism and supports our motion towards transformative learning and communication." 

Register for the virtual event, which will take place on Tuesday, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, with ticket prices ranging from $112.46 to $223.85.

Navigating Support for Black Entrepreneurs in Canada

On Tuesday, June 22, from 10-11:30 a.m. PDT, join Innovation Canada and a panel of experts as they discuss "Black entrepreneurship in Canada, the Black Entrepreneurship Program and other funding supports available to Canadian Black entrepreneurs." Registration for this free event can be completed through Eventbrite.

Launching my Indigenous Startup

This two-part workshop, hosted by Futurpreneur Canada on June 22 and 24, is geared towards aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs, aged 18 to 29 years old. Find more information and register for this free event through Eventbrite

Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

HR Tech and Focus Professional Services & Orbital Learning are hosting a diversity, equity, and inclusion event to discuss inclusivity for those on the ASD spectrum and to provide information about the "recruitment and onboarding of neurodiverse individuals." Visit the HR Tech website to find out more and register for this free online session, which will take place on Tuesday, June 22, from 12-1:15 p.m. PDT.

Re-engaging Volunteers in 2021 and Beyond

Join KCR Community Resources on Tuesday, June 22, from 1:30-3 p.m. PDT to learn more about how to successfully recruit, engage, and retain volunteers, with a specific focus on those aged 55 and up. Learn more about the workshop and register on the KCR website

2021 Taking a Seat at the Economic Table | Indigenomics by Design Virtual Forum

On June 22 and 23, the Indigenomics Institute is hosting a virtual forum focused on the advancement of the Indigenous economy in Canada. Click here to learn more, for ticket prices, and to register.

Future of the Canada-US Border

AmCham Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Border Services Agency, and US Customs and Border Protection will come together for a discussion regarding border relations, programs, and policies as we move toward recovery. The virtual event takes place on Tuesday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. Register online

Trep Café

Each Tuesday, from 12-1 p.m. PDT, Okanagan coLab hosts Trep Café, an "informal meeting for entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners." Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions, which include Tuesday, June 22. 

Connect, Restart & Build Forward With BC's Support Network

On Wednesday, June 23, from 1-2:30 p.m., experts from five tourism support organizations will discuss visitor trends and share information on opportunities and available support for those in the tourism industry as we enter recovery and look towards resiliency for the future. Learn more and register on the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association website

Small Business BC Live Webinars

June is free education month at Small Business BC, with more than 27 webinars and sessions being hosted in partnership with WorkSafeBC. Here are a few of the online seminars taking place during week four:

For more information on additional webinars and sessions taking place throughout the upcoming week and the remainder of the month, visit the SBBC website.

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions Discussion

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Deloitte Canada will present second-quarter results from the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions during a webinar on Friday, June 25, from 10-11 a.m. PDT. Find out more and register through Eventbrite.

Virtual Townhall with the Honourable Erin O'Toole: Securing Canada's Future

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and Okanagan Chambers and Boards of Trade will be hosting the Honourable Erin O'Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, for a virtual townhall on Friday, June 25, from 12-1 p.m. PDT. Learn more and register on the Chamber website

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.