BUILDERS CODE CHAMPION AWARDS
The Nomination Period for the 2024 Builders Code Champion Awards is now closed. Watch for this year’s winners to be announced in April during Construction Month.
Builders Code Champions are leading organizations in BC’s construction industry, that demonstrate a commitment to the psychological health and safety of everyone on their teams. They work to ensure that all employees can reach their full potential without fear of discrimination, hazing, bullying, or harassment.
To be recognized as a Builders Code Champion, organizations must demonstrate their commitment, leadership, and action toward a diverse workforce.
*When you nominate a construction employer in BC, we’ll congratulate them and send them the full application form. The application form must then be completed by your nominee in order for them to be considered. If you/your company would like to apply for an award, please go directly through the “Apply” button above.
Nomination Criteria & Eligibility
A Builders Code Champion creates and maintains an outstanding workplace that supports the safety and protection of all employees, and is committed to advancing and retaining women and other equity-deserving groups in trades. These employers are a positive example in the industry, demonstrating policies and practices that are worth imitating. Successful nominees will demonstrate:
- Leadership: demonstrating commitment to advancing and retaining a diverse workforce.
- Being a role model in the industry: attracting the best talent, improving the quality of work, increasing productivity and innovation.
- Acting with intention: setting goals, tracking progress, reporting outcomes.
- Challenging the status quo: championing an Acceptable Worksite as the new standard in safety, protection and productivity within the industry.
- Must be a registered BC business operating in BC.
- Not currently be taking part in a campaign or serving a term in office as an elected government official.
- Satisfy each of the nomination criteria for their award category.
- Consent to the nomination and publication of his/her/their name, photo and information.
- Be available for an in-person recognition ceremony in April 2024 during Construction Month 2024 – dates TBC
- Must be a company in good standing with WorkSafeBC.
- Award applications must be received by January 31, 2024.
1) Recruiting Hiring & Retention Champion
You know that skilled and experienced workers are the foundation of your business and you are committed to hiring the best talent based on skills, experience, and attitude. You work hard to attract diverse candidates and look for ways to remove barriers that hold them back. You are known for your hiring practices, including compensating all employees at fair market value regardless of gender, race, religion, or ethnicity. You value your employees and hire with retention top of mind. Your managers and supervisors work hard to create a safe, positive, and productive worksite and are invested in the development and success of all employees. You offer progressive benefits such as flexible schedules, family leave, access to childcare, and other competitive advantages that retain your workers.
2) Workplace Culture Champion
You are known for your respectful, safe, and inclusive workplace culture, which is the pride of your entire team. You ensure the health, safety, and well-being of everyone on the Worksite by recognizing that safety protection goes beyond PPE. You encourage each employee to recognize their role in a safe and productive worksite culture. You hold your employees and sub-contractors accountable, ensuring a work environment free from harassment, hazing, bullying, and discrimination.
3) Community Champion
You know that changing perceptions about working in the trades takes time, effort, and a commitment to community. That’s why you help educate others about the opportunities for women and members of other equity-deserving groups to build a rewarding career and reach their full potential in the skilled trades. You support your tradespeople to mentor others. You promote education, awareness, and training that positively impacts your community, company, and employees.
4) Initiate of the Year
You have taken the initiative to create a diverse and inclusive workforce this year and are committed to building an Acceptable Worksite. You work hard to create a construction sector that works for everyone – starting with your own company. Although you are not exactly where you want to be, you are making visible progress and want to share and celebrate your success.
Hear from previous winners: