Bakau Consulting is a full-service equity, inclusion, and anti-racism consulting firm located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The firm has grown from one to 21 team members in four years. View the full interview: Bakau Consulting Website: Bakau Consulting
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Will Cadell studied engineering and subsequently remote sensing in his native Scotland. He only had access to basic software, so he wrote his own programs. When you see a gap, you can decide to ignore it, or you can decide not to. He started thinking about starting his own organization during the economic crisis of … Read More
Andy was first exposed to sawmills while working on a ranch in 1973 after moving to B.C. from Ontario. He officially started his career in sawmills 15 years ago when he saw one for sale and has been building them ever since. View the full interview: Seaton Forest Products LTD. Website: Seaton Forest Products LTD.
Growing up, Sarah was always around fabric and she started to sew when she was eight. Sarah bought the local fabric store she had been working at from the owner in 2019 and Rain Forest Fabric was born. One year later the building the store was in burned to the ground. Now she has started … Read More
Lawrence Lewis is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation on Vancouver Island. For years he worked to grow Indigenous communities, help them protect their rights and title, and enhance cultural and social values and priorities. He had a vision to create technology solutions for First Nations to use. His company is now able … Read More
Missy has been a professional makeup artist for over 16 years. She grew up in Salmon Arm, B.C. and then moved to Vancouver, B.C. to study makeup artistry at the Blanche MacDonald Centre. Missy wanted to work with clean products, the professionally performing products she found didn’t meet her standards so she made her own. … Read More
Don Freschi studied chemical engineering and started his career in B.C. doing research for Teck. He became fascinated by semiconductors and all the specialty materials that were needed to create them. His career flowed from working as a researcher, to a consultant and then he became an entrepreneur producing those specialty materials. Fenix Advanced Materials … Read More
Big Bros Barbershop is unique because they are one of the very few brick-and-mortar spaces dedicated to trans wellness and where you can buy gender-affirming products in person. They have clients and visitors from across the lower mainland and sometimes internationally, including families with young trans teens. View the full interview: Big Bros Barbershop Website: … Read More
Dave’s first career was in the Canadian Armed Forces and Air Force. The military supported him to think about what he wanted to do after completing his service. His travels had helped refine his palate with rum from Jamaica, beer from Belgium and wine from France; and Dave decided he wanted to become a distiller. … Read More