Montreal, March 6, 2019 – BDC, Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce it has been named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019. The Bank accepted the award during Mediacorp Canada’s official awards reception, on March 1.
The Bank has received numerous awards that demonstrate its commitment toward diversity, including Best Employer for Diversity, World Skills Employer Champion Award for Newcomer Integration and Parity Certification from Women in Governance.
“Our talented and diverse team is critical to everything we do as Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs,” says Mary Karamanos, Chief Human Resources Officer at BDC. “We are happy that our efforts have been recognized in fostering an inclusive environment that attracts top talent and supports entrepreneurship among diversity groups.”
The Diversity Award, organized by Mediacorp Canada, recognizes employers with exemplary diversity initiatives for women, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, Indigenous people and LGBT people.
With the support of senior leaders, BDC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised of over 60 employee volunteers, who champion efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Diversity is an important value at BDC; the Bank aims to inspire employees to engage with and support initiatives that are personally important to them. BDC recognizes the many benefits of a diverse workforce, which is reflected in the diverse client base it serves.
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 123 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification. To find out more, visit bdc.ca.
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