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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Building mentally healthy, accessible, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces isn’t just a good thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.

Inclusive Growth

Growth can best be achieved by ensuring people from all economic sectors, all regions and all backgrounds and abilities can take part in, and benefit from, a healthy, innovative economy.

This means creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces where individual differences and the contributions of all employees are recognized and valued. Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace fosters creative thinking, innovation and problem solving, providing organizations — and the country — a competitive advantage.

We’re committed to building workplaces that are mentally healthy, accessible, diverse, equitable and inclusive:

  • We’re implementing the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Our headquarters achieved Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification.
  • Women make up at least 40% of our leadership team and Board of Directors.
  • Our team is encouraged to bring their “whole selves” to work.

We’ve compiled a number of resources to help you create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Value Statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central and essential to fairness of opportunity, competitiveness of business, economic growth and our nation’s prosperity.

We believe having varied genders, races, ages, origins, sexual orientation, cultures, beliefs, abilities, education and life experiences is our strength and the wellspring of creative ideas and perspectives to spur innovation and excellence. In the spirit of reconciliation, we also reaffirm our commitment to building respectful relationships that support Indigenous rights and improve business opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

These values guide how we govern and function as an organization; enable and expand opportunities and a sense of belonging for our employees; create value and serve our members, businesses of all sizes and sectors, and communities; and develop partnerships to make a meaningful impact for a vibrant society and a stronger, more competitive economy.