Canada: City of Toronto named one of Canada's best diversity employers for the third consecutive year
City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, best diversity employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., John Tory, Peter Wallace
Toronto, Mar 3 (Canadian-Media): The City of Toronto was named yesterday one of Canada's best diversity employers for the third consecutive year for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs by Mediacorp Canada Inc. -- in a 2018 Canada's Best Diversity Employers magazine insert in The Globe and Mail, media reports said.
Mediacorp Canada Inc, Canada's largest specialty publisher of quality employment periodicals, manages Canada's Top 100 Employers project and the Eluta.ca job search engine, which is used now reportedly by more than 5.4 million Canadians annually.
"Being a leading organization, the City of Toronto makes diversity and inclusion an important part of creating positive workplaces," Toronto Mayor John Tory was reported to state. "I'm proud of our Toronto Public Service and the high quality services and programs we provide to Toronto residents, businesses and visitors."
John Tory: Facebook page
Five groups of employees who were recognized as leaders by the annual competition were those who created inclusive workplaces and programs for women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender peoples.
"Creating an environment where members of the Toronto Public Service are treated equitably is what we continuously strive for to make the City of Toronto a great place to work," Peter Wallace, Toronto City Manager was reported to state. "Being an employer of choice means working to embed equity and diversity in all of our programs and initiatives, whether internally for staff or externally to the community we serve."
The criteria used by the editors to determine this year's winners f rom employers who applied for the Canada's Top 100 Employers national competition were reportedly diversity and inclusiveness initiatives..
A short list of employers with unique initiatives was reportedly compiled and the candidates' programs were compared to programs of other employers in the same field.
The finalists chosen reportedly represented the diversity leaders in their industry and their region of Canada.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)