Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to facilitating a level playing field across the engineering and geoscience professions to ensure everyone has an equal chance of success in their chosen field. As expansive industries, it is important to excite and inspire action towards developing an inclusive culture for current and future generations of engineers and geoscientists, and truly reflect Canada’s diverse society.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s 2017–2022 strategic plan identifies fostering diversity and inclusion as a key principle and this has been a major strategic focus for the organization. To communicate our values and commitment towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), as well as provide a foundation for the development of EDI initiatives and policies for our operations and our employees, we developed the following EDI statement:

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Engineers and Geoscientists BC recognizes the importance and value of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the organization and within the professions of engineering and geoscience as part of its regulatory mandate. In keeping with these principles, Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to supporting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and recognize the lands on which British Columbia were founded.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC acknowledges the need to address systemic issues of inequity and is committed to building an inclusive environment within our organization, across all volunteer groups, and for registrants and registrant firms that promotes equity and diversity within the professions of engineering and geoscience.

To find out more about our equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, please contact [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion Actions

Engineers and Geoscientists BC initiatives for diversity and inclusion.

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Truth and Reconciliation

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is advancing five recommendations arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.

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30 by 30

National initiative, led by Engineers Canada, to increase the number of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by the year 2030.

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Resources

Resources and tools to assess diversity and inclusion as well as the many ways to be involved in driving diversity and inclusion in industry.

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