More than 614,000 individuals of working age in British Columbia have a disability. Not all of these disabilities are visible outwardly, initially, or in ways one might assume. Despite comparable education and skill sets, these talented and diverse people represent an important talent pool that remains under-represented and overlooked in our workforce. When you prioritize accessibility in the workplace, you access the ability of thousands of skilled individuals who can help your business grow.
At Small Business BC, we’re proud to be a diverse and accessible employer. Through our partnership with the Presidents Group (Accessible Employers), learn how SBBC encourages and uplifts our team through the inspiring stories of Roop Johal, Business Development & Sponsorship Manager and Tom Conway, our CEO.
How to Remove Barriers for People with Disabilities in Your Business
Check out the recording of our recent webinar on best practices in removing barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace. This free. This webinar was delivered in partnership with the Presidents Group (Accessible Employers).
The Workplace Accessibility Grant program provides direct supports to small business employers in British Columbia by providing direct financial assistance towards creating an inclusive work environment for persons with a disability(ies).
When we designed The Alinker, we wanted to make something so cool that it overcomes the discomfort other people have with disability
The Alinker is a non-motorized walking bike without pedals. It’s designed for anyone who wants to maintain an active life regardless of their movement abilities or disabilities. Hear the story of founder, Barbara Alink, and why she's passionate about creating a more accessible world for those with disabilities.
Small Business BC provides practical business education tailored for small businesses right here in BC. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC is here to help. View our full calendar of business education.
Starting a business? Start with Small Business BC’s comprehensive list of free downloadable resources. We’ve got everything covered, from business plan templates, cash flow forecasting and our starting a business checklist. View Resources.
Our self-directed E-Learning courses are available anytime, anywhere. Each on-demand course consists of bite-sized topics filled with features like readings, handouts, videos and quizzes. Discover our range of E-Learning education today.
We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.