In recognition of our diverse workforce, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has introduced a new program offering employees the flexibility to substitute up to six BCLC-observed statutory holidays in a calendar year for other days that have personal, cultural or religious significance to them.
This announcement coincides with British Columbia’s multiculturalism week and is BCLC’s latest enhancement to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging within the organization.
“As an employer, we recognize that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to holidays and, as our work with diversity, inclusion and belonging moves forward, so must our approach to our practices,” the Chief People Officer for the BCLC, Sandy Austin, said. “This is another important step to build inclusive, equitable and safe workplaces and communities and we’re encouraging other employers to reach out to us to learn more.”
To further advance diversity, inclusion and belonging, the BCLC, guided by dedicated employee resource groups, is building inclusive policies, processes and structures to promote a safe, equitable and barrier-free environment where employees can thrive.
“This program acknowledges the individual values and beliefs of our employees and celebrates that,” the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager for the BCLC, Madhavee Inamdar, said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a diverse workforce and are honouring that diversity and reaffirming our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture at BCLC where all employees feel that they are seen, valued and belong.”
One exception to the substitution options is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In line with our commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation, this day must be observed by all employees on September 30 of each year.
To learn more about how the BCLC is working to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging, visit Corporate.BCLC .com.