Building an inclusive culture starts with creating opportunities to grow individual inclusive capabilities. In 2021, we held our third Inclusive Interaction Initiative (I-CUBED), where 440 colleagues practiced inclusive behaviours with a partner outside of their department.
We are certified by EDGE – an independent, global third-party verification. Certification includes an assessment of gender balance across the talent pipeline, an effective framework of policies and practices that ensure equitable career flows, and fostering an inclusive culture for both male and female employees.
We joined leading Canadian businesses in signing the BlackNorth Pledge in 2020. We’ve committed to delivering anti-racism training and hiring at least 5% of students from the Black community. More broadly, we’re committed to working to end racism in all its forms and create opportunities for traditionally under-represented groups.
We are an active participant in The Prosperity Project, a wide-ranging initiative working to ensure gains made by Canadian women in business aren’t set back due to COVID-19 disruptions. The program is focused on driving progress for women in STEM, skilled trades and leadership.
Achieving certification by Women in Governance in Canada is an important step for us, but only a start. The assessment helps us evaluate parity of decision-making in our organization, and how well we’re enabling women to advance their careers. The findings also provide a roadmap for creating a strong pipeline of female talent.