Full registration only $299

Lisa Stevens,
Chief Strategy Officer, BC Construction Association

Session Synopsis:

The Builders Code – Setting a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites.

The Builders Code was launched in March, 2019. Funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Development Agreement (BC-LMDA) and the Sector Labour Market Partnership Program (SLMP), it brings together an influential group of collaborating partners led by the BC Construction Association to set a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites in BC.

The Builders Code defines an “Acceptable Worksite” as the starting point for reducing risk and ensuring a safe and productive environment for all workers, intended to help construction employers communicate a reasonable, consistent behaviour expectation to improve safety, productivity and retention of skilled tradespeople, and reduce project risk.

With a projected skilled workforce shortage of approximately 7,900 by 2028, it has perhaps never been more important to attract and retain more women and other equity seeking groups to the construction trades.

In this session you will learn about:

  • What is the Builders Code?
  • How it’s been designed to “fix the system, not the women”
  • The expanded definition of safety - moving beyond just physical hazards and PPE
  • The free tools and resources that are available to employers via the Builders Code program
  • The results to date and the ultimate goals of the Builders Code


A career marketer and community engagement strategist, Lisa has held senior leadership roles in both public and private sectors. As a Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sony Music in New York City, Lisa developed global campaigns for some of the world’s most renowned recording artists. Returning to Victoria to lead marketing and business development at the global e-commerce marketplace AbeBooks, Lisa was part of the management team that successfully negotiated an acquisition by the online retail giant Amazon. To develop her BC business networks, Lisa next became Executive Director of ActNow BC at the time of the 2010 Olympic Games, leveraging that success into a rewarding post-Games run as a management consultant with an emphasis on community engagement and brand strategy.

In her spare time, Lisa boot-strapped a tech start-up into a profitable business, which was acquired in July 2018.

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