Westland Insurance was proud to support the Vancouver Pride Society with an entry in the annual Vancouver Pride Parade on August 6 in Vancouver, BC. Thirty Westland employees joined over 100 kcal community groups, non-profits, organizations, and businesses in showcasing their support for 2LGBTG+ communities in the Lower Mainland.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion has always been a guiding principle for Westland, and our ongoing commitment to Vancouver Pride, as well as other Pride Parades across the country, is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our unwavering commitment to building a more inclusive and vibrant future for our employees, clients, and communities”, said Jamie McCalman, Senior Director of Brand & Marketing at Westland Insurance. “Congratulations to our incredible Pride Parade committee – and all Westland employees participating in and supporting Pride Parades nationally – and thank you for advocating for a world that embraces all forms of love and identity!
This year, Westland worked in partnership with members from Langara College Film Arts on creating our float entry. In keeping in line with the Pride societies emphasis on sustainability, Westland’s float was built using all sustainable and reusable materials.
Participating in Pride is an opportunity to celebrate the love, diversity and connection of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Vancouver and across Canada. Diversity, Inclusion and Equity is a core pillar of Westland’s Amplifying Communities initiative which is intended to support organizations that positively contribute to the fabric of our communities.
Westland team members were invigorated by the energy of the over 150,000 pride attendees who enjoyed receiving pride swag and interacting with our marchers.
Westland is already planning for Pride 2024, let’s keep working together to create a safe and inclusive space for all.
About Westland Insurance Group
Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent insurance brokers in Canada. Trading over $3 billion of premium, Westland continues to expand coast to coast. Westland’s brokers provide expertise and advisory-based services across commercial, personal, employee benefits, farm, and specialty insurance segments. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its clients, industry partners and local communities. For more information, please visit westlandinsurance.ca
About Vancouver Pride Society
The Vancouver Pride Society is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations from participants and sponsors. All donations collected by the VPS go directly into supporting community initiatives.