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Advocacy

As the Voice of Tourism for British Columbia’s 19,300 businesses and 300,000+ employees, we present our list of advocacy activities on our efforts to date with the caveat that our job is far from over.

November 2022

Advocacy

TIABC Congratulates Honourable David Eby on his Appointment as Premier

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, I am writing in support of the Outdoor Recreation Council of Br...

November 2022

Advocacy

TIABC Supports TIAC in CARM Challenges

We are writing as a follow-up to our previous letter from Beth Potter, President and CEO
of the Tourism Industry Association of Ca...

July 2022

Advocacy

Letter of Support for the New BC Trail Fund

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, I am writing in support of the Outdoor Recreation Council of Br...

July 2022

Advocacy

TIABC Urges City of Vancouver to Advance Indigenous-led 2030 Olympic Bid

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), I am writing to urge Council to direct staff to advance...

May 2022

Advocacy

Letter to BC Parks RE: Canadian Mountain Holidays

As the voice of tourism for the province, the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) advocates for the best inte...

May 2022

Advocacy

Letter to MLA Kevin Falcon

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), congratulations on your election as MLA for Vancouver-Q...

March 2022

Advocacy

Invitation to Attend Rendez-vous Canada

I am writing to you in your role as Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, as well as co-chair of the Canadian Council of Tou...

March 2022

Advocacy

BCHA’s BC Hotel Services Sectoral Workforce Solution Skills Training Project

TIABC is a non-profit organization that advocates for the interests of British Columbia’s $22.3 billion visitor economy (normali...

March 2022

Advocacy

Letter of Support for the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society

Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) is pleased to provide this letter in support of Progressive Intercultural Community Ser...

February 2022

Advocacy

Letter to Minister Mark Re: Sport

It was good to see you in Victoria on Budget Day. I’m glad we had a chance to connect, albeit briefly at the Helijet terminal. Y...

February 2022

Advocacy

Support Letter for the Continuing Education and Training Association of British Columbia (CETABC)

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) is a province-wide advocacy organization that represents the more than 19,000 busin...

February 2022

Advocacy

Letter to Premier John Horgan

Today’s news about various restrictions being lifted was both welcome and deeply appreciated by the entire tourism and hospitali...

TIABC webinar series returns on November 24th! 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the workplace context? While businesses are aware of the importance of these elements, many are often unsure where to start.

go2HR is committed to building strong and safe workplaces. We have engaged ParriagGroup, a leading EDI firm, to build a webinar that deepens our understanding of EDI and how to start reshaping the workplace.

Date: November 24th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PT)

Tap link in bio to register. 👆
REMINDER: Registration is open for TIABC 2022 Annual general meeting and industry forum! 🎉 

Registration is open for TIABC's AGM, to be held Friday, November 18th at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. 

Schedule of Activities:
11:00 AM - Reports of the Society and election of directors
12:00 PM - Complimentary lunch for AGM attendees
12:30-2:00 PM - Presentation and workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with guest speaker, Joanna Jagger, founder & president, WORTH (Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality) Association

Register through the link in bio.👆 

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #GreenMeansGo
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TIABC! 🍂 

#explorebc #hellobc
In Recognition of National Truth & Reconciliation Day, TIABC is dedicating this edition of our weekly newsletter to honour the children who never returned home and the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. TIABC understands that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

We open with an updated re-post from TIABC Director Brenda Baptiste and her poignant editorial from last year's inaugural National Truth & Reconciliation Day. Also included is a "Member Spotlight" on St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino which features content relating to the Indigenous peoples and communities in our province.

Tap the link in our bio to read the full newsletter. 👆

#NDTR2022 #OrangeShirtDay #TRCCanda #WeWearOrange #TruthAndReconciliation #NationalDayForTruthAndReconciliation #DestinationIndigenous #IndigenousBC
In Ottawa this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas met with @tourismhrcanada CEO Philip Mondor to discuss workforce challenges at THRC’s annual Labour Market Forum.
TIABC Call for Nominations 📢

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) Governance Committee is seeking qualified individuals for the 2022-2024 term that are dedicated to the success of the Association and will support its principles as a member of the Board of Directors. Acceptance of nominations is based on a specific set of skills and experience.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate specific experience in the following areas:

1. Tourism Industry Knowledge

2. Technical & Business Expertise

3. Governance Competencies

4. Education and Training

The Board of Directors is made up of a maximum of 13 directors, consisting of 11 directors elected by the active members. TIABC is seeking a total of six (6) candidates for the 2022-2024 term:

The deadline for application submissions is Friday, September 30th at 5:00 pm

To receive the TIABC Board Nomination Form, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Kulchiski (Manager, Special Projects, TIABC) at deborah@tiabc.ca or p. 604.530.9979

Tap the link in our bio to learn more. ☝️