Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at BCI
To best serve our clients, BCI must reflect the markets in which we work and invest in. Our people are our most important asset, and we want to foster an environment that empowers our employees to excel, recognizing the commonalities, and leveraging our differences. We must be able to respectfully challenge perspectives and express opinions. An equitable and inclusive environment allows employees to have a strong sense of trust, confidence, and belonging.
- Diversity is a FACT
The traits, characteristics, and dimensions that make us unique. Some are visible, most are not. It makes us who we are.
- Equity is a CHOICE
Removing systemic barriers and biases to ensure processes and programs are impartial, fair, and address individual needs.
- Inclusion is an ACT
A culture, team, and environment where all people feel valued, respected, and supported. Skills, talents, ideas, and voices are leveraged. Inclusion is intentional.
- Belonging is an EMOTION
A reaction that comes from feeling connected to one another. People are committed to each other, have a common purpose, and strong sense of community.
- Engagement is the RESULT
People feel passionate about their jobs. They are committed to delivering their best work, service excellence, creating high-performing teams, and innovation. They give discretionary effort.
BCI is committed to making our workplace accessible and inclusive for everyone. Our focus is on reducing and preventing barriers and meeting the needs of people working within our organization or interacting with us. We are continually working to align our approach to accessibility with best practices and the requirements of the Accessible British Columbia Act.
We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact us with comments or suggestions.
Our Guiding Principles
Our equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and programs are framed and anchored by the following principles:
Our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council
Established in 2018, our council includes employees from different departments, varying backgrounds, and a range of seniority. Our council supports the implementation of our EDI strategy, which was developed in partnership with our executive leadership and human resources.
We aim to intentionally build diversity and promote an inclusive BCI culture within BCI by:
Creating Intentionality and Accountability
We will measure our performance, ensure consistency in our approach, and ensure commitment of senior leadership.
Our Action Collect and monitor self-identification data on BCI’s workforce and its intersectionality.
Accelerate Internal Talent
We will focus on broadening opportunities for career development, strengthen staff retention, and open promotion pathways.
Our Action Examine internal talent processes, policies, and practices to identify opportunities to decrease bias and increase flexibility.
Fostering Engagement, Performance, and Innovation Through Inclusion
We will develop a more inclusive team and organizational culture.
Our Action Tailor learning and training programs for employee levels addressing mindsets, habits, and behaviours that may undermine an inclusive culture.
Attracting Top Talent
We will strengthen our employee value proposition and address potential bias in our recruitment process.
Our Action Train hiring managers on recognizing bias in selection, interviewing, and recruitment of talent.
Self-Identification Survey for Job Applicants
BCI is committed to reflecting the global and diverse markets in which we work and invest. To support our intentions, we are collecting self-identification data to understand and assess our talent pool and ensure that our talent acquisition strategies provide equitable access to career opportunities at BCI. Your participation is voluntary.
If you require additional information, please review our frequently asked questions below, or email our Human Resources team at HR@BCI.ca
The self-identification survey is a confidential collection of demographic information such as gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
The survey is a key element of BCI’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy, and will support our understanding of the applicant pool we attract. This information will not be attached to your applicant profile and will have no bearing on the outcome of your application for any position at BCI. This data will be analyzed by BCI in aggregate and will help to identify the strengths and areas of improvement in our recruitment practices.
All applicants are included and encouraged to participate in this voluntary survey.
Participation is encouraged, but entirely voluntary. Your participation (or decision to not participate) will not impact your candidacy for any positions at BCI. Because responses are collected through our third-party vendor, Diversio, we will not have any insight into whether you have chosen to participate, or not. Each individual question in the survey is optional, with a “prefer not to answer” option available. This way you can choose whatever information you would like to share.
We takes your privacy seriously. All data gathered in the survey will be kept confidential and everyone’s privacy will be protected throughout the entire process (i.e., data collection, storage, access, analysis, and reporting). Diversio, our third-party vendor, with extensive expertise in diversity and inclusion, will collect the information, perform the aggregation and analysis of the data, and provide reports to BCI. Individual records will not be available to BCI, only aggregated data will be reported, ensuring the personal privacy of each applicant remains protected.
Only aggregated data from the survey will be available to our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Employee Experience and the People Analytics & Workforce Planning teams within our Human Resources department. The data is collected through our third-party vendor, Diversio; BCI (including our hiring managers and recruitment advisors) will not have access to your survey responses.
It should take under two minutes to complete the survey.