ICBA ECONOMICS: BC NDP need to pause land use changes

https://youtu.be/xWHN6MWcIu0 The following piece, written by ICBA Chief Economist Jock Finlayson and Business Council of British Columbia Senior VP Ken Peacock, first ran in Business in Vancouver on June 20, 2024. British Columbia is an unusual place for a couple of...

Follow ICBA on Facebook

📢 B.C. at a Crossroads: NDP land use policies are crushing our natural resource industries and our economic prosperity.Our Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock of the Business Council of British Columbia make the case in Business in Vancouver against the Eby Government's continued efforts to quash land-based industries like energy, mining, forestry, and agri-food, which generate 12% of the province's GDP and over half of our international exports.The Eby government's proposed changes to land use and natural resource management laws and policies could have significant negative implications for industry, workers, and resource-dependent communities. Read Jock and Ken's piece at www.icbaindependent.ca/2024/06/21/icba-economics-bc-ndp-need-to-pause-land-use-changes/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Today, National Indigenous Peoples Day, ICBA honours the contributions of our Indigenous business leaders, professionals, and apprentices -- and the amazing ways they are building communities. We are proud to work with so many outstanding leaders, and to sponsor more Indigenous apprentices in B.C. than any other group, business, association, company or union. Together, we are building a brighter future. #NIPD2024 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
TRAINING THURSDAY: Anxiety & Depression in the WorkplaceKerry and Jordan talk about ICBA’s latest featured course.Anxiety & Depression in the Workplace (Live Online)Thursday, July 4, 2024 | 11-Noon PDT | Freeicbatraining.arlo.co/w/courses/524-anxiety-depression-in-the-workplaceMissed this one? Check out icba.ca/coursesAnxiety and depression are widespread challenges that impact millions of individuals worldwide. Join us as we learn how anxiety and depression manifest in various forms, affecting relationships, work performance, and overall quality of life. Together we will explore the ripple effects of these conditions, from missed opportunities to heightened stress levels in the workplace, and discover why understanding these challenges is crucial for fostering support and enhancing productivity; and how offering support can greatly benefit both individuals and organizations.youtu.be/iwp-ZGvPoPc?si=FuqauWDbdYATVHHs ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY #155: Congratulations Class of 2024!This week, my daughter graduated high school – an achievement marking the culmination of years of hard work and perseverance. As she walked across the stage to receive her diploma, I couldn’t help but be overjoyed and proud of her. Experts tell us that milestones like high school graduation are crucial to one’s mental health. They serve as tangible reminders of our progress and accomplishments, boosting self-esteem and confidence. Celebrating these moments reinforces the idea that hard work and determination lead to success, making future challenges seem more achievable.Milestones are also about reflection. They allow us to pause and appreciate the journey we’ve taken, recognizing the support of family, friends, and others along the way. This sense of gratitude and connection is essential for our emotional well-being, fostering a sense of belonging and community.To all the Graduates of 2024: you’re amazing! Congratulations and we at ICBA wish you all the best in everything you set out to accomplish. ----Each week, ICBA’s Jordan Bateman reflects on what we’ve learned as we participate in ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program. ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is helping more than 100 companies and more than 10,000 construction professionals better understand mental health. This program is free for all ICBA members – check out icba.ca/wellness for details. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY #154: The Lists o’ SummerMy wife is a big listmaker when it comes to summer: things she wants to do, trips, events, parks she wants to visit.Me? Not so much. It’s part of the privilege of living with a listmaker: I don’t have to make one.But as the weather turns nice, I received a list of summer tips to help mental health, and while there are some good ones on it, I wanted to amend it, and add a few others…• Go outside and get plenty of fresh air• Eat a bunch of fresh fruit (BC strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches…)• Get a sleep mask so the bright summer days don’t wake you up too early• Stay in touch with friends (preferably at a campfire)• Limit the time spent on social media and screen time• Use that vacation time (and truly unplug)• Get near some water – lakes, ocean, rivers, whateverHuh. That was easy… maybe I’m a summer listmaker after all.-------Each week, ICBA’s Jordan Bateman reflects on what we’ve learned as we participate in ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program. ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is helping more than 100 companies and more than 10,000 construction professionals better understand mental health. This program is free for all ICBA members – check out icba.ca/wellness for details. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Tweet ICBA!

TRAINING THURSDAY: Kerry and Jordan talk about ICBA Training’s latest featured course, Meet the Generals, and podcasts.

Leveraging Alberta's Prompt Payment & Lien Act in Construction
Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 9-10AM Mountain time
Live Webinar
https://icbatraining.arlo.co/w/courses/536-leveraging-albertas-prompt-payment-lien-act-in-construction-webinar

So much good work is being done right now in the men's mental health space, and we wanted to highlight some of it! So for this #WellnessWednesday, learn more about the awesome HeadsUpGuys!

https://www.icbaindependent.ca/2024/05/22/wellness-wednesday-151-thank-you-headsupguys/

Load More...