Celebrating our Community

December 18, 2023

Gratitude and reflecting on 2023

Calgary Innovation Week 2023

We’re beyond grateful for our community of People and Culture professionals, volunteers, sponsors, and partner organizations this year! Throughout 2023 our association fostered the connections, collaboration, and community that strengthen professional and industry growth. It was a year that clearly demonstrates when we connect our diverse network of professionals, we harness the power of the collective.

TAP Network has grown to 900+ members across Canada in almost 250 member organizations, including dozens of amazing people who demonstrate leadership, volunteer their time, and give back to the tech community with our:

  • Board of Directors
  • Steering Committee
  • Special Interest Groups / Peer Learning Roundtables
  • Community Ambassadors
  • EDIB Advisory Group
  • TTN Conference Advisory Committees

We are also grateful to our exceptional sponsors and partners who offer expertise, industry insight, and resources that strengthen our association’s programs, events, peer learning, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives within the tech sector.

Learn more about our Sponsor organizations and Industry Partners here.

We focused on connection and collaboration

Providing our members with access to tech sector data, mentors, industry experts and an inclusive peer community to drive innovation, collaboration and results was at the forefront of our programming and events this year with a record number of online events and programs offered. We fostered peer-to-peer connections and collaboration that enabled learning and knowledge sharing. It truly is this community coming together that benefits our members.

Without all of you, we could never have…

  1. Published national compensation data from 200+ tech companies, spanning ICT, VFX, Animation, Video Games and Interactive Digital Media, AI, Clean Tech, Life Sciences, Quantum Computing and more.
  2. Negotiated further savings for member companies in our Benefits Buying Plan.
  3. Connected members at in-person meet-ups and other events across Canada.
  4. Facilitated learning webinars and roundtable discussions on timely topics like pay transparency, reconciliation in Canada’s tech sector, and benefits design in tough times.
  5. Produced the 2023 Diversity in Tech Dashboard, measuring diversity within our tech sector.
  6. Held Employee Resource Group meetings for members to talk about their own challenges with being part of an equity-deserving group.
  7. Participated in community events like Calgary Innovation Week, Social HR Camp Montreal and Rethinking Disabilities in Toronto.
  8. Held Tech Talent North conferences in Toronto and Vancouver.
  9. Ran professional development programs such as our Total Rewards Learning Series and the Leadership Development Program.
  10. Facilitated our popular 6-month mentoring program for members.

2023 Calgary Meet-up
TAP Network Meet-up Calgary

On a personal note

It’s been a difficult year for many companies and for many people. Our members have shared knowledge, advice, job postings, connections, recommendations, safe spaces for difficult conversations, mentorship, hugs and laughs.

It’s an honor to facilitate this special tech-sector community where our People and Culture champions can connect, collaborate and support each other.

Huge gratitude to everyone in our community. Here’s to a productive, equitable and enjoyable 2024!