THE City of Surrey has been awarded an UnTapped 2020 BC Workplace Inclusion Award in the category of Non-Profit and Public sector for their efforts in hiring inclusively, including people with disabilities. The UnTapped Awards, presented by the Open Door Group and the Presidents Group, celebrates businesses and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces. The UnTapped Awards are presented to business leaders who are tapping into the strengths and talents of people with diverse abilities and disabilities.
“Surrey has been built and strengthened by its diversity and that is reflected in the diverse workforce we have at the City,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “We are proud to receive this award and I can pledge to you that the City remains steadfast in its commitment of advancing inclusive hiring practices and workplaces in Surrey.”
The City of Surrey says it is focused on attracting and hiring a diverse workforce, supporting the hiring of people with disabilities into well-fitting roles across the City. The Human Resources team is available to answer questions and concerns throughout the hiring process and provide supports such as providing clear and transparent information on the hiring and onboarding process and access to resources for candidates.
This award is just one the City has received in its commitment to hiring a diverse workforce. For the past two years, the City has also been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
To learn more about the City’s focus on accessibility and services and opportunities available, visit surrey.ca/accessibility.