TransLink wins two national awards for EDI and communications

TransLink wins two national awards for EDI and communications

TransLink has picked up two national awards as part of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)’s annual awards program. It honours organizations and individuals for their contributions to public transit in Canada.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award

Our Public Affairs department earned an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award for its Travel Training for Newcomers Program. This award recognizes initiatives, programs, and outreach undertaken by businesses, transit systems, and/or their municipal owners, committed to inclusive, accessible, diverse workplaces and communities.

The Travel Training for Newcomers Program offers newcomers free workshops and hands-on experience with buses and SkyTrain stations, multilingual travel training videos, and translated guides.

Metro Vancouver expects an influx of 50,000 newcomers each year, making public transit crucial for housing, employment, and essential service needs. We introduced this program to help them more easily integrate and settle into living in the region.

This year, we provided training to more than 2,000 newcomers.

Chris Chan delivers his travel training workshop to a group of participants at Lansdowne Station

Marketing and Communications Award

Our Communications department earned a Marketing and Communications Award for What’s the T: the TransLink Podcast with Jawn Jang. This award recognizes excellence in advertising, corporate communications, or public relations.

What’s the T brings listeners behind the scenes to uncover the real voices and stories that drive Metro Vancouver’s transit system forward. The first season of the podcast launched on May 30 and its now in its second. Listen now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPocket Casts, and everywhere you get your podcasts!

Jawn Jang interviews a person for the TransLink podcast

About CUTA

CUTA is the collective voice of the transit industry in Canada. Its membership includes Canadian transit systems, private transportation operators, manufacturers and suppliers, transit industry thought leaders and academics from coast to coast.

TransLink, BC Transit, Toronto Transit Commission, Société de transport de Montréal, Metrolinx (Greater Toronto area), and OC Transpo (Ottawa) are among its members.