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TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2014 – This year’s winners of the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition will be announced at a special luncheon today at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The 55 winning employers from across Canada are being recognized for a range of exceptional initiatives to attract and retain employees from diverse communities.
“This year’s competition was the strongest by far since the project’s inception,” says Richard Yerema, Author of Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition. “Creating an inclusive workplace isn’t just about ‘doing the right thing’ or even regulatory compliance anymore – the leaders who manage the nation’s most successful organizations now realize that you can’t lead your industry without it.”
Now entering its eighth year, the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition recognizes the nation’s leading organizations when it comes to creating inclusive workplaces for employees from five diverse groups: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples. Employers are selected by the editorial team at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition.
“Winning employers make inclusiveness part of their organizational DNA,” says Kristina Leung, Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and lead editor on the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition. “They constantly search for areas in their organization where they can do a better job making employees and prospective employees from diverse communities feel welcome and valued.”
Here are several employer initiatives the editorial team singled out for special commendation this year:
The full list of this year’s winners and the editors’ detailed reasons for selecting each winner were posted today on the competition homepage:
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Tony Meehan, Publisher, Mediacorp Canada Inc.