These are Canada's Best Diversity Employers in 2018

Mar 3 2018, 1:32 am

Canada is a nation known for its diversity, and every year, the 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; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples, according to a release.

“The focus for many organizations today is to cultivate diversity-of-thought and create an environment in which individuals have an equal opportunity to contribute, advance, and voice their opinions and perspectives,” said Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition.

“Several employers on this year’s list are also focused on shifting perceptions of disabilities. They are re-framing the conversation to the employment possibilities, rather than what’s not possible, whether it’s mental health, intellectual disabilities or accessibility.”

According to the competition, among this year’s notable recognitions are TD’s pilot recruitment program to hire individuals on the autism spectrum, Shaw Communications which has a program to help veterans find meaningful work, and Manulife which hosts an employee group that provides its female employees with networking opportunities.

Without further due, here are this year’s best diverse employers.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers – 2018 Winners

Accenture Inc. (Toronto ON)
Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. (Regina SK)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa ON)
Air Canada (Saint-Laurent QC)
Amex Bank of Canada (Toronto ON)
BC Public Service (Victoria BC)
BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada (Montréal QC)
Bell Canada (Montréal QC)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto ON)
Boeing Canada Operations Limited (Winnipeg MB)
CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto ON)
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC (Ottawa ON)
Canadian National Railway Company / CN (Montréal QC)
Capgemini Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
Capital One Bank (Canada Branch) (North York ON)
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, The (Toronto ON)
CIBC (Toronto ON)
Dentons Canada LLP (Vancouver BC)
Edmonton, City of (Edmonton AB)
Employment and Social Development Canada (Gatineau QC)
Enbridge Inc. (Calgary AB)
Export Development Canada (Ottawa ON)
General Motors of Canada Company (Oshawa ON)
Health Canada / Santé Canada (Ottawa ON)
Home Depot of Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
HP Canada Co. (Mississauga ON)
Hydro Ottawa (Ottawa ON)
Jazz Aviation LP (Dartmouth NS)
KPMG LLP (Toronto ON)
Lafarge Canada Inc. (Calgary AB)
Loblaw Companies Limited (Brampton ON)
Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg MB)
Manitoba Public Insurance (Winnipeg MB)
Manitoba, Government of (Winnipeg MB)
Manulife (Toronto ON)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Toronto ON)
National Bank of Canada (Montréal QC)
Northwest Territories, Government of (Yellowknife NT)
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (Montréal QC)
Nova Scotia Government (Halifax NS)
Ontario Public Service / OPS (Toronto ON)
Procter & Gamble Inc. (Toronto ON)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (Gatineau QC)
Red River College (Winnipeg MB)
Rogers Communications Inc. (Toronto ON)
Royal Bank of Canada (Toronto ON)
Ryerson University (Toronto ON)
Saskatoon, City of (Saskatoon SK)
SaskPower (Regina SK)
SaskTel (Regina SK)
Shaw Communications Inc. (Calgary AB)
Shell Canada Limited (Calgary AB)
Sodexo Canada Ltd. (Burlington ON)
TD Bank Group (Toronto ON)
Toronto Transit Commission / TTC (Toronto ON)
Toronto, City of (Toronto ON)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC (Cambridge ON)
UBC / University of British Columbia (Vancouver BC)
Unilever Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
University of Calgary (Calgary AB)
University of Manitoba (Winnipeg MB)
University of Toronto (Toronto ON)
University of Victoria (Victoria BC)
University of Waterloo (Waterloo ON)
Vancouver Airport Authority (Richmond BC)
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancouver BC)
Vancouver, City of (Vancouver BC)
William Osler Health System (Brampton ON)
YMCA of Greater Toronto (Toronto ON)
York, Regional Municipality of (Newmarket ON)

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