The City of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2023, in recognition of its diverse workplace, as well as its inclusive and equitable culture. This is the seventh time that the City has earned this recognition since 2016.
Organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., this competition recognizes employers from across Canada for their successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for women, equity-deserving groups, people with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.
Mediacorp editors reviewed diversity and inclusion initiatives from employers who applied for the Canada’s Top 100 Employers national competition to determine this year’s winners. A shortlist was compiled and the candidates’ programs were compared to those of other employers in the same field. The finalists selected, as announced in a special Globe and Mail magazine today, represent the diversity leaders in their industry and region of Canada.
The City offers an inclusive and accessible workplace culture where employees feel respected, empowered, and valued, while working together to make a difference. Specific equity and inclusion initiatives for City employees include support networks for staff who share a common identity or lived experienced, mentorship programs, and recruitment strategies to foster a diverse workforce. The City also promotes and supports continued learning opportunities for staff related to equity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation.
More information on working at the City and career opportunities is available on the City’s website.
The list of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and the reasons for selection are available on the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers website.
“I’m pleased that the Toronto Public Service exemplifies the values of our City’s motto – ‘Diversity Our Strength’ – in the workplace. It’s so important that we continue to attract talent from a range of lived experiences and ensure that our workforce reflects Toronto’s many diverse communities so we can better serve residents.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park)
“Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of our key priorities to ensure that that City of Toronto remains a great place to work, and where all employees feel welcome and valued. I am proud that these efforts have been recognized once again.”
– City Manager Paul Johnson
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches over two million job-seekers annually and features exclusive editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.
Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.