Top diversity employers expanding range

Larger list of winners with ‘stronger stories’
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/19/2010

Manitoba Lotteries has a language bank that identifies employees who speak other languages and can act as interpreters for customers or employees. About 200 people and 37 languages are involved and those who participate are recognized by the president each year.

“It has a business reason and it also is very supportive of people who come with talents that are most certainly good for our business,” said Judith Hayes, director of employee services and organizational development at Manitoba Lotteries in Winnipeg.

The corporation launched a two-year strategic plan on diversity in 2008 to create and expand in-house diversity programs, including an internship program for women, visible minorities and employees with disabilities.