Justice, Equity, Decolonization, 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 JEDDI values into our program delivery: (Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Diversity and Inclusion)
  1. 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
  2. Weighted criteria and prioritization in funding allocations
  3. Targeted outreach and support for applicants
    1. Info sessions
    2. Outreach Consultants
    3. Grant Coaches
    4. Staff support
  4. Data collection and analysis through the application process for evaluation of applications and evaluation of representation within our applicant and recipient pools
  5. Voluntary self-identification by all subscribers, applicants, including by individual and company (ownership/ principles)
  6. Industry consultation during program development, prioritizing diverse perspectives and the inclusion of underrepresented groups
  7. Representation in decision making at various levels: board, staff, advisory committees, advisory panels, peer review 
  8. 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
    • Indigenous Screen Office offers programs for Indigenous filmmakers
  9. 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
  10. Staff training and organizational transformation through Elevate Inclusion Strategies (EIS) JEDDI work including:
    1. Unconscious Bias (with Alden Habacon, additional training via EIS)
    2. Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Diversity and Inclusion Foundations (EIS)
    3. Decolonization with Kim Haxton (EIS)
    4. Indigenous Cultural Safety (Harley Eagle, EIS support)
    5. Foundations of Inclusion (BC Centre for Ability, EIS support)