Community investment and giving are core to BCAA, but so is empowerment.
We invest a minimum of $1 million every year to protect BC communities, but our support doesn't end there. Community empowerment is a major part of our Prosperity strategy. We promote empowerment in our hiring and procurement practices, choosing to employ and do business with individuals from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups.
We also support community prosperity through products such as BCAA Small Business Insurance. According to data published by the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation and Deloitte, 98% of BC businesses are defined as small businesses, employing 54% of BC workers. But 25% of those small businesses don’t have adequate insurance. That’s why we developed BCAA’s customizable, affordable small business insurance — to help small business owners focus on what they do best by taking the worry out of unforeseen events like theft and damage.
Protection Against the Unknown
Sharon Chai, mother, founder of Bamboobino and BCAA Small Business Insurance customer, shares how planning and preparation were essential to her business’s success.
As an entrepreneur and a mother, I know the challenges for moms who are also entrepreneurs can be particularly daunting. Balancing the demands of running a business while also caring for children requires time management, flexibility, and resilience. Finding enough time to devote to both work and family can be difficult. Many times, I’ve wished there were more hours in each day.
Staying organized and prioritizing my time has been key to overcoming these challenges. I’ve also learned to be flexible and adaptable in the face of unexpected challenges. This has helped me to maintain a sense of balance and control.
One of the key advantages of small business insurance is that it can offer peace of mind and financial protection in the face of unexpected events. By having the right coverage in place, I feel confident that my business is protected against potential risks, and that I have the support and resources I need to recover quickly in the event of a loss or setback.
Our Impact Report
We’ve committed to tracking our progress in three pillars – People, Planet and Prosperity. These measures tell us when we’re on track, when we’re doing better than expected and where we need to course-correct. Take a look at how we’re doing so far.