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  • Team Approach to Water Stewardship - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 162 views
    There are 290,000 unique watersheds in British Columbia providing fresh water to citizens across the province. Through its innovative work to maintain ready access to this precious resource, the Wa...
  • Webcams Inform B.C. Drivers - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 383 views
    British Columbia’s highway webcam program began with just three webcams a decade ago. Today, there are webcams in nearly 300 locations, covering B.C.’s vast highway network. The webcam program has ...
  • BC Services Card Improves Service - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 376 views
    The BC Services Card is bringing expanded, secure online access to government services to all British Columbians. Over 1 million cards have been issued since being launched in February 2013, with a...
  • Integrated Program Reduces Crime - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 982 views
    The Integrated Offender Management Program reduces criminal behaviour. By focusing on high-risk repeat offenders, many of whom are addicted, chronic, antisocial and have pro-criminal peers, the pro...
  • Prompt Permits Uphold High Standards - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 147 views
    Unnecessary red tape hinders development and can tie up industry and government resources. In the BC Jobs Plan, released in September 2011, the provincial government committed to make regulatory pr...
  • Lean is the Word - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 227 views
    Since early 2012, Lean BC has evolved from a corporate initiative to a community of continuous improvement.

    As a recognized continuous improvement methodology, Lean Six Sigma is a philosophy that...
  • Positive Change Through Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreements - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 286 views
    The last residential school in British Columbia, located in Mission, was closed in 1985. This landmark event ended a dark chapter in the history of this province and allowed for all parties to move...
  • Water Visionary, Innovator and Leader by Example - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 350 views
    Ted van der Gulik is a visionary and an innovator. He speaks with conviction and makes things happen. He is the epitome of the old adage: if you want something done, ask a busy person. Ted’s bold v...
  • Robert Wright Rights Wrongs - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 300 views
    Over the last 35 years, Robert H. Wright has been a dedicated and distinguished Crown counsel for the BC Public Service. Working with the Criminal Justice Branch in the Ministry of Justice, Robert ...
  • Helping Communities Conserve Water - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 112 views
    Population growth and climate change are among the factors putting pressure on British Columbia communities to protect water supplies and critical public infrastructure. To help local governments a...
  • Abbotsford Youth Get a Shot in the Arm - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 233 views
    Three years ago several interested community partners began talks to explore options for offering health services to an underserviced and high risk population – youth in Abbotsford.

    From those in...
  • Shawna Duncan - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 803 views
    Shawna began clinical practice in the Northwest on July 31, 2011, and has blossomed into a gifted and skilled professional. She impresses all with her work ethic, depth of clinical judgement and ef...
  • Kasia Conradsen - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 747 views
    Joining Service BC in 2003 as a Customer Service Representative, Kasia quickly moved on to establish herself as a Government Agent first in Burns Lake and currently in Smithers, Houston and Hazelto...
  • Rhonda Shears - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 1,074 views
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi) is the quote Rhonda had on her email signature. Rhonda’s professional manner as a social worker and her lead by example approach to sup...
  • Erin Zabek - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 623 views
    Erin is the Senior Laboratory Scientist in the Animal Health Centre. She manages three lab units within the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and manages the $13M Foreign Animal Disease high‐level b...
  • Becs Hoskins - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 695 views
    Becs leads BC Parks initiatives with determination and skill that has brought new order to volunteer and community engagement programs. Her leadership of the development and implementation of the H...
  • Deljit Sandhu - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 1,095 views
    Del is a leader with vision. She can look ahead to the future state and inspire and engage staff to join her in the journey.
    When Del made the decision to lead the Vancouver Coastal Central Team, s...
  • Woman of Steele Leads the Way - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 445 views
    Karyne Steele is the youngest deputy warden in the Corrections Branch, exemplifying leadership, integrity, enthusiasm, and passion in her profession.

    Her success as a leader is evident in the feed...
  • Low Income Clients Save Energy, Reduce Bills - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 87 views
    BC Hydro and Fortis BC have a mandate to promote energy conservation, while the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation works with citizens of B.C. who are in financial need. Together,...
  • Toolkit Maximizes Youth Engagement - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 161 views
    The Youth Engagement Toolkit was designed as a mechanism for engaging with youth in a meaningful way at an organizational level. It is a unique set of user‐friendly resources developed to support a...
  • Cheryl May: A Leader Who Listens - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 116 views
    Cheryl May has demonstrated the power of transformative leadership in radically shifting a workplace culture to achieve measurable success. Her commitment to integrity, authenticity and transparenc...
  • IRONMAN Athletes Compete on Safe Roads - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 117 views
    The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure played a vital role as the lead government agency in the first ever Whistler IRONMAN Triathlon. Working with the World Triathlon Corporation, local...
  • Lean Initiative Generates Results and Revenue - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 130 views
    The Plant and Animal Health Branch is housed in a state‐of‐the‐art laboratory facility staffed by 50 veterinarians, technical and administrative staff responsible for maintaining animal and plant h...
  • Extreme Makeover Points Way to the Future - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 494 views
    With its recent expansion, the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced correctional centres in Canada.

    The 216‐cell expansion and renovation proj...
  • Child and Youth Committee Tackles Service Coordination - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 132 views
    In April 2013, the 21 member agencies that constitute the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee focused their 20th Annual Conference on Chilliwack’s Children, specifically on community engagement st...
  • Collaboration Essential for Child Protection - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 195 views
    In 2001, the Victoria child protection team and a small group of community agencies formed a committee for families and children requiring intensive child protection services. The Victoria Shared A...
  • Jordan Goss’ Leadership Eases Tax Transformation - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 630 views
    Jordan Goss’ exemplary public service leadership is demonstrated in British Columbia’s dramatic and ever‐changing tax system.

    Managing her grief at the loss of the HST, which she was a passionate...
  • Rod Allen Leads Education Transformation - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 232 views
    In 2011, B.C.’s Education Plan set out a bold vision for the most profound shift in B.C.’s K‐12 education system in a century, drawing on the same emerging research about how children learn that is...
  • The Fruits (and Vegetables) of Their Labour - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 263 views
    Imagine you are in the produce section of the grocery store and find only one onion and a withered head of garlic. There are no apples, carrots or a single head of lettuce. For many of B.C.’s remot...
  • Paying Taxes Never Felt So Good - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 109 views
    The New Provincial Sales Tax Project implemented state‐of‐the‐art technology to improve service delivery to businesses, reduce administration costs and foster better engagement with citizens. This ...
  • Island Farmers Grow Together - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 122 views
    Demand for local food on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands is booming. Farming areas such as the Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Alberni Valley and the Saanich Peninsula are highly productive, b...
  • Security Screening Collaboration - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 262 views
    In 2010, a new Security Screening Policy was implemented to establish a corporate standard for conducting background screening on applicants for positions across the BC Public Service.

    In order t...
  • Students Save with Open Textbooks - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 229 views
    On October 16, 2012, Government announced that B.C. would become the first jurisdiction in Canada to develop open textbooks for post‐secondary students in 40 high enrolment first-and-second-year su...
  • Tanya Twynstra, Engaging Engager - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 197 views
    Tanya Twynstra consistently delivers innovation in the BC Public Service. By designing and managing innovative public consultations for diverse ministry clients, Tanya’s work gives British Columbia...
  • First Nations Health Authority First in Canada - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 373 views
    This year marked the historic transfer of all federal health programs and services for First Nations in British Columbia to the newly created First Nations Health Authority. A first in Canada , th...
  • Just What the Doctor (and Patient) Ordered - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 216 views
    The PharmaCare Special Authority Branch processes grants for full benefit drug status to medications that would otherwise be a partial benefit or limited drug coverage under the PharmaCare program....
  • Agreement Strengthens Relationships, Promises Bright Future - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 264 views
    The Economic and Community Development Agreement team developed and implemented direction to share mining sector revenue with First Nations impacted by mine developments. This initiative fulfills l...
  • The Right Tool for the Job - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 246 views
    The Consultation Report and Tracking System is a tool that is revolutionizing the way Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations staff work when consulting with First Nations. The system stream...
  • Partnership Saves Lives in Backcountry - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 82 views
    For the last several years, the BC Coroners Service and Emergency Management BC have taken a leading role in developing a multi‐agency partnership with one simple goal: to reduce the number of aval...
  • Tool Relieves FrontCounter BC - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 122 views
    Streamlining processes with no additional resources or system costs. That’s what Mark McGirr was able to do with the development of a tool to automate land application status reports. The statusing...
  • Liard River Hot Springs Makeover - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 412 views
    In 2009, BC Parks began planning a complete renovation of the Liard River hot springs facilities. Despite being a year-round tourist attraction the facilities were run down and offered little acces...
  • Collaborating to Keep Families Safe - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 413 views
    When public service and community agencies work together, anything can be achieved. In the case of the North Okanagan Integrated Case Assessment Team, safety has been enhanced for high‐risk domesti...
  • Got Disaster? Todd’s a Leadership Master - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 252 views
    With his emergency management talents, seasoned expertise and ability to build and maintain respectful relationships, Todd Hubner exemplifies leadership in the BC Public Service. Affectionately nic...
  • Authorization Backlog Eliminated - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 109 views
    The Skeena Region Authorizations Team has reduced land and water application backlog by 84 per cent since 2012, greatly exceeding the provincial target of 50 per cent originally established in the ...
  • Joanne Hanson Champions Northern B.C. - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 152 views
    Staff engagement is at an all-time high in Court Services (North Region) and much of that is due to the work of Joanne Hanson. As executive director, Joanne has demonstrated effective and supportiv...
  • Kelowna on the Frontline of Service - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 131 views
    Between 1997 and 2013, residents of Kelowna had to travel to neighbouring communities to receive in-person provincial government services such as obtaining a marriage licence, Medical Service Plan ...
  • Virtual Service = Justice for All - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 262 views
    “Move the work, not the people” is the driving philosophy that guided the Court Services Branch (North Region) to create a Virtual Justice of the Peace position, redefining the traditional model on...
  • Lean Streamlines Permit Process - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 202 views
    The permit optimization strategy has fundamentally transformed the way FLNRO undertakes major projects in British Columbia. The result is a significantly more streamlined permitting process that re...
  • Revisiting the Columbia River Treaty - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 125 views
    In 1964, WAC Bennett’s Columbia River Treaty instigated the construction of dams and reservoirs on the Columbia River, providing hydroelectric and flood control benefits to B.C. and the U.S. When t...
  • Scott Maxwell's Commitment to Communication and Consultation Leads to Success - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 569 views
    Scott Maxwell is a leader in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in Fort St. John who embraces innovation, staff engagement practices and customer service.

    Even while managing a very...
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