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
Engage with Technical Safety BC to learn more about opportunities and how to get involved.
For information on consultations older than 2020, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 under-represented groups;
- Apply fair, balanced, and well-documented screening and selection processes; and
- 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.