Message from President & CEO Ingrid Jarrett
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Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • go2HR Announces Six Regional HR Consultants to Support BC Tourism Labour Recovery
  • Homes for Hospitality Workers Built in Revelstoke
  • Apply for Canadian Tourism Awards
  • Recovery and Resiliency Fund | Apply by September 30 
  • BC 2030 Olympic Bid | Share Your Voice
  • News - See more below!
  • BC | Canada News
  • World News
  • Industry Trends
  • Tipping Our Hat to Industry!
  • Well Done to the Team at Hyatt Place Prince George!
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh | A Little Something to Make Our Members Smile
go2HR Announces Six Regional HR Consultants to Support BC Tourism Labour Recovery
Today, go2HR announced a two-year initiative, providing a regional HR consultant to work with tourism and hospitality businesses for all six destination development areas in BC.
go2HR modelled the new Regional HR Consultants initiative after a successful pilot project in the Thompson Okanagan region that started six years ago.

The consultants provide a wide variety of services to tourism operators in BC including recruitment, onboarding, retention, HR Advice and more. We look forward to sharing more information on how BCHA members can get involved.
Homes for Hospitality
Workers Built in Revelstoke
Through a partnership between the Province of BC, BC Housing, Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Revelstoke, and the Revelstoke Community Housing Society (RCHS), 24 new affordable rental homes have been constructed in Revelstoke to support the community's rental crisis.

The three-storey apartment building at 297 Humbert St. has 24 one-bedroom homes for individuals and couples with moderate and low incomes who are working in the city's resort and hospitality industries.  It is near major tourist attractions, a grocery store and the Revelstoke central business district.
Apply for Canadian Tourism Awards
The annual Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), recognize success, leadership, and innovation in Canada's tourism industry.

The 2022 CTAs will take place this year on November 23rd during TIAC’s annual Tourism Congress. Nominations are open until September 19, 2022, and include categories like.
  • Business of the Year
  • Small or Medium-Sized Business of the Year
  • Indigenous Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Employee of the Year
  • Business Event
  • Tourism Employer of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Travel Media Award
Recovery and Resiliency Fund | Apply by September 30 
B.C. non-profit societies, charities, and Indigenous-led organizations can apply for multi-year, flexible grants through the Recovery and Resiliency Fund -- a ground-breaking new fund made possible through a partnership between Government of BC, Vancouver Foundation, United Way BC, and New Relationship Trust. Grants from the fund will provide stable funding for organizations to strengthen their operational capacity to help with recovery and longer-term resiliency.
Apply by September 30, 2022.

This fund will provide:
  • $50,000-$72,000 flexible grant per year for 3 years to charities and non-profit societies in BC that provide community benefit and have operating budgets of less than $1 million;
  • Flexible grants for Indigenous-led organizations with annual revenues of more than $1 million. These organizations can apply through New Relationship Trust.
BC 2030 Olympic Bid | Share Your Voice
The 2030 BC Olympic Team has entered the Engagement Phase of exploring the possibility of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in British Columbia.

Bringing the Olympic Games to BC in 2030 could have an enormous impact on the provincial accommodation and tourism industries but your voice is needed.
Please complete the engagement survey on the site.
Industry News & Quick Links
Tipping Our Hat to Industry
Well Done to the Team at Hyatt Place Prince George!

A round of applause is deserved for the spectacular team at Hyatt Place Prince George.

The property recently received a 2022 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award, while also securing its GBAC certification. Well done to the entire team!
Mark Your Calendars
Jul 27, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Host: Small Business BC
Jul 31, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Host: Small Business BC
July 31 – August 2, 2022 I Nashville, TN 
Yes SHEF! Elevating Women in Food & Wine returns this summer in Vancouver!
August 15, 2022
More details to come! Email for sponsor / partnership opportunities
BC Hospitality Foundation’s 8th annual Victoria Golf Tournament
August 23, 2022
Comment Card
BCHA Talks Hospitality Careers at PICS Mega Job Fair
Freeride Days are
Back at Big White
Why Does Working in Hospitality Change You as a Person
Bring on the Power of the Peach! Peach Fest Returns
Last Laugh