Creating Accessible Workplaces Certificate

The Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with the Presidents Group, is offering access to free training to help build your skills and confidence in employing people with disabilities. The content is relevant to anyone involved in hiring or managing people.

This 5-part course can be completed online at your own pace. Each module takes about 30 minutes to complete. You’ll learn the business case for inclusive workplaces, legal requirements, and terminology, and common workplace barriers employers can address. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and your company can be listed on the website.

The course includes the following modules:

  1. Legal Requirements of an Inclusive Employer
  2. Accommodations in the Workplace
  3. Elements of Inclusive Workplaces
  4. Removing Barriers
  5. Knowledge into Action

How to Register: 

To register for the Creating Accessible Workplaces Certificate Course, please go to, then click on the square “Do you have an enrollment key?” and enter the following information:
Enrollment Key Name: SBOTMember

To learn more about the launch of this certificate program view this discussion with SBOT CEO Anita Huberman and Presidents Group Co-chair Robin Silvester about why inclusive employment matters and how Surrey businesses can use this exclusive training opportunity to build their inclusive workplace culture.

About the Presidents Group: 

Presidents Group is a network of 25 change-driven BC business leaders who are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces. Leaders of businesses of all different sizes and sectors are represented, and nearly 60,000 British Columbians are employed at the Presidents Group’s member organizations. These leaders meet quarterly to share best practices amongst one another and serve an advisory role to BC’s Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Presidents Group also supports the Community of Accessible Employers, which gives employers beyond the 25 members the chance to join the movement to accessible employment, through free events, networking, and curriculum. Currently, over 250 different companies from across the province have staff signed up for our  Community.