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Diversity & Inclusion
We strive to have a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and that fosters a sense of belonging.
We promote diversity and inclusion through our culture, practices and community partnerships. We endeavour to empower and to create change through education, resources and activities that recognize and celebrate our diversity. We frequently offer complimentary educational programs and resources to our clients, and we regularly engage our firm members with educational programs and activities to enhance inclusion. In the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people, we strive to eliminate barriers and to ensure equality of opportunity for every member of our firm.
We call our firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion “ABDI.”
Below you will find a number of our firm’s complimentary resources, examples of internal initiatives that illustrate our workplace culture and a list of community partners who support our firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Initiatives, Insights & Impact
We are proud of the various initiatives that we have spearheaded or participated in, and the impact that members of our firm are making in the community. We recognize and celebrate Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Asian Heritage Month, Pride, National Indigenous Peoples Day and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, among others.
Below you will find information and links to webinars, resources and news about various diversity and inclusion initiatives, insights and events involving our firm and firm members.
Virtual Yoga Class
Virtual Yoga Class
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Fall Video Montage
Mental Health in the Workplace
Our mental health initiative focuses on building awareness and understanding, reducing stigma and fostering a safe and supportive work environment. In partnership with recognized mental health advocates and experts, we regularly offer educational programs that address mental health and wellness. We also facilitate educational programs led by colleagues from within the firm (or from the community at large) with first-hand experience dealing with mental health issues.
We are proud of our achievements as we continue on our diversity and inclusion journey.
We acknowledge and value the effort and support of our community partners.