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.


Accessibility Statement

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:

Diversity makes us who we are
It is the visible and invisible traits, characteristics, and dimensions that make us unique.
Equity is about fairness
It is respecting and valuing our differences and actively identifying and removing barriers so that everyone has the same opportunity to flourish.
Inclusion is intentional
It is an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported, where skills and talents are recognized and leveraged, and where ideas and voices are heard.
We are all connected to one another
We are committed to each other and have a common purpose and sense of community.
We are committed to delivering our best work
We feel passionate about our work and do our best every day in support of a high performing team.

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.

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

What is BCI’s self-identification survey?

The self-identification survey is a confidential collection of demographic information such as gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

Why is BCI collecting demographic information?

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.

Who is included in the survey?

All applicants are included and encouraged to participate in this voluntary survey.

Is my participation in the survey required?

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.

How will my privacy be protected?

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.

Who will have access to my responses?

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.

How long will the survey take to complete?

It should take under two minutes to complete the survey.