At Technical Safety BC, we value the voices of our clients, industry stakeholders, associations and communities in advancing our understanding of the day-to-day realities, needs and gaps across the safety system. We use insights gathered to inform how we design, test and improve our policies, programs, products and services.
We actively do this through:
- Outreach at public and industry events
- Expert panels and advisory groups*
- Focus groups
- Broad online engagement
In April 2021, Technical Safety BC launched our digital engagement site to improve access for clients and stakeholders across the province. Visit Engage to learn more about these opportunities and get involved in the conversation.
For information on consultations older than 2020, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: In 2020, Technical Safety BC transitioned its standing Technology Advisory Committees (known as “TACs”) into purpose-driven, topic-specific advisory groups and panels in order to improve engagement. To participate in industry discussions, please visit Engage or email us.
It’s important to us that the voices we hear are representative of our clients, industry, and British Columbians. This includes making sure everyone has a fair opportunity to participate and that traditionally under-represented and excluded groups also have a voice.
Here are some key research and engagement principles we consider when recruiting for our groups, panels, interviews, and surveys:
- Generate open calls for participation to support equitable opportunity.
- Provide adequate information to support informed decisions on whether or not to participate.
- Develop inclusion criteria upfront, anchored in the project needs and purpose, and communicate clearly and transparently.
- Use targeted outreach techniques to attract members of underrepresented and excluded groups.
- Apply fair, balanced, and well-documented screening and selection processes.
- Take reasonable steps to ensure a representative sample when conducting new research.
As a not-for-profit organization, we typically do not provide remuneration for participation in research or engagement activities. Reimbursements for travel and accommodation may be provided based on Technical Safety BC’s schedule of approved expenses.