These are Canada's best diversity employers in 2020

Mar 6 2020, 7:18 am

Canada is known for many great things, including its diversity.

Every year Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition recognizes the country’s leaders in creating inclusive workplaces.

The competition recognizes inclusivity for employees from five diverse groups: women,  visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ2s+ peoples, according to a release.

“Inclusion is a central part of conversations happening across the country,” Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, said in a release.

“Organizations that make this an integral part of their workplace reap the benefits of diverse perspectives, which leads to increased innovation, productivity, and engagement.”

To determine this year’s winners, Mediacorp editors reviewed diversity and inclusiveness initiatives of employers that took part in this year’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

From there, a short-list was drawn, and afterwards, finalists were selected which represent the diversity leaders in their industry and region of Canada

One outstanding example this year is Toronto-based Rogers Communications Inc., which maintains an Inclusion and Diversity Council. The council has six subcommittees that monitors the progress through quarterly metrics of representation, promotion, and retention and engagement scores.

Alberta Health Services is also a notable example. The company organizes Indigenous Listening Days to understand the needs of their Indigenous employees, which led to the creation of an Indigenous health strategy committee.

Check out the full list of this year’s winners below:

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers – 2020 Winners