Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Ensuring program access for all
Creative BC is committed to serving the creative industries and helping them to achieve their full economic and social potential. The following are the ways in which we seek to incorporate our JEDI values (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) into our program delivery: 
  • Removing barriers - there are many characteristics based upon which systemic barriers and a historic lack of access to opportunity have been based. While Creative BC proactively considers all marginalized groups, it places priority on service for people who are: Indigenous, Black and People of Colour; LGBTQ2AI+ people; people with disabilities; and women. 
  • Targeted programs – the first one on behalf of the Province is REEL FOCUS BC’s Equity + Emerging Development Program through the Domestic Motion Picture Fund, and previously, the City of Vancouver’s Vancouver Music Fund, administered by Creative BC
  • Weighted criteria and prioritization in funding allocations
  • Targeted outreach and support for applicants
    • Info sessions
    • Outreach Consultants
    • Grant Coaches
    • Staff support
  • Data collection and analysis through the application process for evaluation of applications and evaluation of representation within our applicant and recipient pools
  • Industry consultation during program development, prioritizing diverse perspectives and the inclusion of underrepresented groups
  • Representation in decision making at various levels: board, staff, advisory committees, advisory panels, peer review 
  • Partnerships with other organizations
    • First Peoples’ Cultural Council delivers programs through Amplify BC for Indigenous peoples
    • Vancouver Music Fund, providing targeted funding for underrepresented groups
  • Communications and the sharing of stories about B.C.’s creators, ensuring the full breadth and diversity of our funding recipients is visible, so that all people see themselves in our creative industries
  • Staff training
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Elevate Inclusion Strategies organization-wide JEDI Work