Diversity & Inclusion Tech Project

Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project is to increase the attraction, retention and advancement of women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ/2S in addition to all under-represented groups in skilled occupations in B.C.’s technology sector. The project will implement several pilot diversity, inclusion and indigenization strategies to recruit, retain and support career development in these professions.

Join the D&I Tech Project Coalition

Shape, support and amplify our work!  Provide input. Be the first to hear about available programs. Volunteer on a subcommittee.   

Contact HR Tech Group  to learn more and join our Coalition. 

BENCHMARKING DIVERSITY

CLICK HERE for the communication toolkit to help HR Tech Group member companies benchmark organizational diversity.  

TECH IS FOR EVERYONE

PROJECT NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NEW JAN 23 - Communication Toolkit is NOW AVAILABLE for use by organizations wanting to measure their diversity! 

 

NEEDED: INSPIRING STORIES! Want to inspire more diversity in tech? We are looking for INSPIRING STORIES of people working in tech, with a lens on diversity. CLICK HERE to find out more.

 

NEEDED: D&I CONTENT!  Our Resource Hub (HUB) will contain free resources to support tech companies in improving their diversity and inclusion practices. Have templates, checklists and other useful material?  Please contact us to share.

D&I TRAINING

 

Inclusive Leadership Training  

and

Inclusive Change Agent Training   scheduled for Jan-Apr 2020 are both  SOLD OUT!

Click on the above links to learn  more and join  the wait list for future offerings.

DIVERSITY AUDITS

  A limited number of diversity audits are being provided cost-free as part of this province-wide D&I project. CLICK HERE to find out more and to APPLY!

 

Project Objectives

  • Increase tech industry awareness of the need for and benefits from a diverse and inclusive workforce; 
  • Increase capability of individual companies to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce; 
  • Measure and reinforce progress on diversity and inclusion practices; 
  • Increase tech industry talent pool and continue development of its diversity; and, 
  • Increase tech industry activity on reconciliation commitments and increase opportunities with Indigenous peoples through efforts to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce.

From June 2019 to May 2021, HR Tech Group will undertake the following four strategic initiatives: 

Project Funding and Governance

HR Tech Group is thrilled to be receiving provincial and industry funding to support this two-year Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project.   Click here to read the press release announcing the project funding.

Want to know more about the project governance? 

CLICK HERE to view the Project Charter and a list of the Governance Committee Members.

 

Thank you to our generous industry sponsors!

HR Tech Group is grateful to the following organizations for providing additional financial support to expand the reach of this project:

 

Coalition Launch Networking Reception: