Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most diverse employers, according to Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017.
Thrity-five of the top employers are in Ontario, and the list includes The City of Toronto.
The annual competition recognizes leaders who create inclusive workplaces and programs for employees from five groups: women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) peoples.
“Employers that ensure their workforces reflect the community have an advantage,” said Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, in a press release. “These organizations benefit from a wider range of perspectives, which inevitably brings new and innovative ideas.”
Leung also said that this year’s winners are eager to address inclusiveness subjects beyond the competition, including mental health, recent immigrants and veterans.
To determine this year’s winners, the competition reviewed diversity and inclusiveness initiatives from employers who applied for the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The finalists represent diversity in their industry and their region of Canada.
These are the top 35 winners in Ontario.
CANADA’S BEST DIVERSITY EMPLOYERS (ONTARIO)
Accenture Inc. (Toronto ON)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa ON)
Amex Bank of Canada (Toronto ON)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto ON)
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. / CMHC (Ottawa ON)
Capgemini Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
Capital One Bank (Canada Branch) (North York ON)
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (Toronto ON)
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, The (Toronto ON)
CIBC (Toronto ON)
General Motors of Canada Company (Oshawa ON)
Health Canada / Santé Canada (Ottawa ON)
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Canada (Mississauga ON)
Home Depot of Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
KPMG LLP (Toronto ON)
Loblaw Companies Limited (Brampton ON)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Toronto ON)
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto ON)
Ontario College of Trades (Toronto ON)
Ontario Public Service / OPS (Toronto ON)
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Toronto ON)
Ottawa, City of (Ottawa ON)
PepsiCo Canada (Mississauga ON)
Procter & Gamble Inc. (Toronto ON)
RBC (Toronto ON)
Rogers Communications Inc. (Toronto ON)
Ryerson University (Toronto ON)
Sodexo Canada Ltd. (Burlington ON)
TD Bank Group (Toronto ON)
Toronto, City of (Toronto ON)
Toyota Motor Mfg. Canada Inc. / TMMC (Cambridge ON)
University of Toronto (Toronto ON)
William Osler Health System (Brampton ON)
YMCA of Greater Toronto (Toronto ON)
York, Regional Municipality of (Newmarket ON)