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HR Community Showcase at YVR

Date: September 30, 2019
Location: Vancouver International Airport

Sponsored by: 
Event Summary:
The Musqueam Indian Band –YVR Airport Sustainability & Friendship Agreement
Come join us at the first networking event of the fall!!
At this HR Community Showcase you will learn about the YVR Airport's 30-year Agreement with the Musqueam Indian Band, based on friendship and respect, to achieve a sustainable and mutually beneficial future for our community. The Agreement includes a number of scholarships and new jobs, one per cent of annual revenue share from YVR, identification and protection of archeological resources and support for ongoing operations and long-term development at the airport.

The Musqueam people are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. Many of their members live on a small portion of their traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River.

Vancouver Airport Authority is the community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They have no shareholders and reinvest all profits back into airport operations and development—providing social and economic benefits for the region, while inspiring airports around the world and improving YVR for everyone.

Please join us to learn more about the Agreement, the jobs that were customized for Musqueam at the Airport Authority and how they used creativity to fill some of the positions, jobs around YVR for Musqueam, and more!

Your ticket includes access to the event plus food and one alcoholic beverage ticket.  
Gwen Dimen, CPHR – Employment Advisor - YVR
Gwen has over eight years of experience in Human Resources, working in the public and private sectors. She attended the University of Regina and has a B.B.A. with a specialization in Human Resource Management and a C.P.H.R. designation. In her current role as an Employment Advisor, she oversees the area of Diversity and Inclusion at the Vancouver Airport Authority. Her job allows her to combine personal and professional passions. She finds careers with the Airport Authority are varied and challenging and she works to promote opportunities to all members of society. Outside of work, Gwen lives in Vancouver with her husband Jeff and their one-year old daughter Anika. On weekends they enjoy exploring the city and trying new restaurants.

Mary Point – Manager, Indigenous Relations - YVR
Mary is the Manager of Indigenous Relations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as part of the Musqueam Indian Band - YVR Airport Sustainability & Friendship Agreement. Mary will help to further develop the relationship between the two parties, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities. She is a proud member of the Musqueam Indian Band – formerly Musqueam Facilities Manager, and Community Planner. She has worked throughout British Columbia for two decades, developing strategic partnerships with a range of First Nations communities and local businesses. Mary brings extensive experience in strategic communications, partnerships and community relations to her new position at YVR.
Jennifer Raniga – HR Advisor - YVR
Jennifer has been employed with the Vancouver Airport Authority for 13 years. She is a Human Resources Advisor with skills in employee engagement, performance management, learning and career development, employee relations and rewards and recognition. Last year, Jennifer was on a one-year acting assignment as an Employment Advisor where she championed organization-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives which supported the four designated groups – women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and participating in fun activities with her 6-year old son.  

This event is Hosted by Greater Vancouver Advisory Committee 
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in learning more about the steps and changes that an organization can undertake to engage and partner with community groups and learn more about best practices in Diversity & Inclusion.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend.
5:45pm – 6:15pm – check in/registration/networking
6:15pm – presentation, Q&A
7:15pm – continued networking
7:45pm - END
Vancouver International Airport - YVR
Sea to Sky Meeting Room B (Domestic Terminal)
3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC  V7B 0A4
*Specific Instructions on how to get the event room will be emailed out a few days in advance* 
Transit – Please visit the Canada Line website for ways to reach YVR by transit.
Driving/Parking –  A complimentary pass will be issued to those parking in the parkade - please show your parking ticket at the event registration desk.
Pre-registration is required. 
Should you have any questions regarding this event or registration, please contact Quinne Davey, Member Relations Manager, Lower Mainland.

Registration Fees

Early-Registration Deadline
(September 16th)

Regular Registration Rate
(September 26th)




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All pricing excludes applicable taxes. GST # 119446714
Cancellations/substitutions: If you are unable to attend this event or you wish to send a substitute in your place, we ask that you inform us by email or phone 604-684-7228. Member/non-member rate differences will apply for substitutions. A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. No refunds will be issued for registration fees of $25 or less.

There may be a professional photographer at this event. Photos may be used for CPHR BC & Yukon marketing purposes including social media posts or provided to media for publication. If you do not want your photograph taken, please alert the onsite photographer.

CPHR has a policy on alcohol consumption. Click here to review.