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.


New World: 2021 Digital LGBT+ Global Business Summit

CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT  + Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a four-day, virtual summit “aimed to educate, connect and grow the LGBT+ business community.” Join in from June 7 to 10 to hear from with business leaders, connect through one-on-one matchmaking sessions, take advantage of networking opportunities, and more. Find more information and register on the CGLCC website.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Member TALK

Members can join TIAC President and CEO, Beth Potter, for June’s Member TALK, which is taking place Tuesday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT. Join in to hear from GreenStep Solutions’ President & CEO, Angela Nagy, who will be speaking about the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge.  Login on the TIAC website to learn more and to register.

Elements of Truth Before Reconciliation

AIR: Expanding Perspective is the second part of a four-part experiential workshop series, Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation, hosted by kinSHIFT and Purppl. The session will introduce attendees to “the connection between implicit bias and injustice and look at how embracing diversity is necessary for collective survival.” The workshop takes place on Tuesday, June 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, with ticket prices ranging from $112.46 to $223.85. The third and fourth parts of the series, FIRE: Awareness of Power and Privilege and WATER: Shared Responsibilities, will take place on June 15 and 22 respectively.

CSAE BC Executive Roundtable

On Wednesday, June 9, the BC chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) will be hosting a roundtable with Strix Insights Founder/Principal Consultant, Alli Marshall, to discuss land acknowledgement as part of reconciliation, as told from Alli's perspective as a "settler's work-in-progress journey." Both CSAE members and non-members are invited to join the session, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT. Visit the CSAE website to register

Iconics Virtual Workshop

Destination BC is hosting two virtual workshops, facilitated by Destination Think!, to gain engage industry members and gain feedback about their Invest in Iconics strategy, the goal of which is to "strengthen British Columbia's global competitiveness as a tourism destination." Sign up for one of the two following sessions to provide your valuable feedback:

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 some of the online seminars taking place during the second week:

  • June 7: Blogging to Promote Your Business, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT
  • June 9: Business Networking Skills for Success, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT
  • June 10: Violence Prevention in the Workplace, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT

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

Managing Stress Before it Manages You

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is hosting a free workshop led by Angela Pomeroy, who has her own leadership consulting and coaching business and teaches at Okanagan College. The interactive session, which will provide useful tips and tools to manage stress, will take place on Thursday, June 10, from 1-2:30 p.m. PDT. Registration can be completed online.

Virtual Workshop: Board Governance Overview

On Saturday, July 12, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual session from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT providing information on the following topics related to board governance:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the board
  • The seven elements of good governance
  • Tips and resources

Visit the Chamber website for more details and to register.

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.