Canada’s best diversity employers in 2020

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
Accenture Inc. (Toronto, ON)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa ON)
Air Canada (St. Laurent, QC)
Alberta Health Services / AHS (Edmonton, AB)
Amex Bank of Canada (Toronto, ON)
Bank of Canada (Ottawa, ON)
BC Hydro (Burnaby, BC)
BC Public Service (Victoria, BC)
Bell Canada (Montreal, QC)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto, ON)
Boeing Canada Operations Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB)
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Vancouver, BC)
Business Development Bank of Canada (Vancouver, BC)
CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON)
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Montreal, QC)
Canadian National Railway (Montreal, QC)
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (Calgary, AB)
Capital One Canada (North York, ON)
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
CIBC (Toronto, ON)
Dentons Canada LLP (Vancouver, BC)
Desjardins Group / Mouvement Desjardins (Quebec, QC)
Edmonton, City of (Edmonton, AB)
Employment and Social Development Canada (Gatineau, QC)
Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, AB)
Export Development Canada (Ottawa, ON)
Health Canada / Santé Canada (Ottawa, ON)
Home Depot of Canada Inc. (Toronto, ON)
HP Canada Co. (Mississauga, ON)
IBM Canada Ltd. (Markham, ON)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (Ottawa, ON)
Jazz Aviation LP (Dartmouth, NS)
KPMG LLP (Toronto, ON)
Lafarge Canada Inc. (Calgary, AB)
Loblaw Companies Limited (Brampton, ON)
Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg, MN)
Manitoba, Government of (Winnipeg, MN)
Manulife (Toronto, ON)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Toronto, ON)
McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
Mosaic Company, The (Regina, SK)
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (Montréal QC)
Nutrien (Rocanville, SK)
Ottawa, City of (Ottawa, ON)
PepsiCo Canada (Mississauga, Ontario)
Procter & Gamble Inc. (Toronto, ON)
Providence Health Care (Vancouver BC)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (Gatineau, QC)
Red River College (Winnipeg, MB)
Rogers Communications Inc. (Toronto, ON)
Royal Bank of Canada (Toronto, ON)
Saskatoon, City of (Saskatoon, SA)
SaskPower (Regina, SK)
SaskTel (Regina, SK)
Shaw Communications Inc. (Calgary, AB)
Sinai Health System (Toronto, ON)
Sodexo Canada Ltd. (Burlington, ON)
Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp. (Edmonton, AB)
Surrey, City of (Surrey, BC)
TD Bank Group (Toronto, ON)
TELUS Communications Inc.
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)
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 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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