University of Victoria, Jazz Aviation, Shell among top diversity employers

Inclusiveness increasingly seen as key success factor: Mediacorp
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/24/2012

Airlines, financial institutions, universities and various levels of government are among this year’s Canada's Best Diversity Employers, sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

Each year, the editorial team at Canada's Top 100 Employers reviews the top employer pool to identify the leading  50 organizations that have developed a wide range of initiatives, including programs for: women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples.

"We are seeing a significant expansion in the range of inclusiveness initiatives that leading employers offer," said Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada. "Employers with well-established diversity programs are moving beyond the groups that traditionally have been covered."

"It's encouraging to see that employers are working harder to see Canadians' talents instead of their differences, and accept their credentials instead of hiding behind preconceptions,” said Lynn Roger, senior vice-president of talent strategies and executive resourcing at BMO Financial Group.

Canada's Best Diversity Employers (in alphabetical order):

Agrium

Newalta

Amex Canada

Northwestel

BC Hydro

Ontario Public Service

Boeing Canada Operations

Ottawa, City of

Bombardier Aerospace

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada

Saskatchewan Government Insurance

Cameco

Saskatoon, City of

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

SaskPower

Capital District Health Authority

SaskTel

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology

Corus Entertainment

Shell Canada Limited

Deloitte & Touche

Stantec Consulting

Ernst & Young LLP

Statistics Canada

Fraser Milner Casgrain

Stikeman Elliott

Health Canada-Sante Canada

TD Bank Group

Hewlett-Packard Canada

Telus Corporation

Home Depot Canada, The

TransCanada

Human Resources & Skills Develop. Canada

University of British Columbia

Information Services Corporation / ISC

University of Toronto

Jazz Aviation

University of Victoria

KPMG

Vancouver, City of

Loblaw Companies

Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba

Manitoba Hydro

Xerox Canada

Manitoba, Government of

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Mount Sinai Hospital

National Bank Financial Group

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