Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace fosters creative thinking, innovation and problem solving, providing organizations and the country a competitive advantage.

Inclusive Growth

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

This means creating diversified and inclusive workplaces in which individual differences and the contributions of all employees are recognized and valued.

Our inclusive growth initiative is designed to support our members in filling their talent and skills gaps, and in doing so enhance opportunities for underrepresented segments of the Canadian population to fully participate in the economy.

Championing Women in Business

A concerted effort to champion women in Canadian business is not just about gender equality, it’s an economic issue. Companies with more women in executive teams are more likely to outperform on profitability, value creation, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement.


When women reach their full potential in the workplace, the whole economy grows and all Canadians reap the benefits. In collaboration with Compass Rose, we developed a toolkit that contains practical steps to help employers recruit, retain and promote more women into leadership positions and onto boards.

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Mentally Healthy Workplaces

With most adults spending more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, addressing issues of mental health at work is vitally important for all people in Canada especially employers.

Accessibility in the Workplace

One in seven Canadians currently lives with a disability. Providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible workplaces ensures everyone is able to participate and live to their full potential.

Women’s Advocacy

Our Council for Women’s Advocacy is responsible for driving meaningful action to address the barriers facing women in the workforce while ensuring the perspectives of women are integrated into national public policy development.

Enhancing Business-Indigenous Engagement

Indigenous peoples are the youngest, fastest growing demographic in Canada, ensuring they have the same opportunities to contribute to our economy is imperative.