Wednesday May 4, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.          Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.          BIABC 2022 AGM

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.          Keynote Session

What is Restorative Justice and a Restorative City?

Restorative Justice Overview and the creation of the Restorative Collective in Vancouver.  

Vancouver’s city council has approved a motion for Vancouver to be the first Restorative City in Canada.  Evelyn Zellerer, from Peace of the Circle will share the process for creating the Restorative Collective and next steps

Dr. Evelyn Zellerer, Pronoun: she, her, Founder/Director, Peace of the Circle


9:00 - 10:15 a.m.         Keynote Panel

Community Health and Wellness

Our BIAs are experiencing unprecedented levels of street disorder, homelessess, addiction and mental health concerns.  We will hear what some of the BIAs have been doing in their areas.  Julien Sommers from SFU will be covering the work he and his team are woring on with regards to Community Health and Wellness.   The BIABC is working on advocating for more Complex Care in BC. There will be a Q&A.  Bring your concerns and share your ideas. 

Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, BC
Julien Sommers, SFU Distinguished Professor, Health Sciences
Walley Wargolet, Executive Director, Gastown BIA
Teri Smith, Executive Director, West End BIA (moderator)


10:15 - 10:35 a.m.          Networking Break

10:35 - 11:35 a.m.          Keynote Panel

What's next for the Hospitality Sector in BC?

A panel of travel and restaurant experts will discuss the state of tourism and hospitality for 2022 as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. How is the industry performing, what are the challenges faced by our members in this sector, and what are the positives we can expect over the summer?

Jeff Guignard, Executive Director at Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC)
Ian Tostensen, President, BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Ali McKay, Vice President Destination Management, Destination BC Representative
Jeff Bray, Executive Director, Downtown Victoria BIA (moderator)

11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Closing remarks and announcement of the location of 2023's conference






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