About Us

Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada empowers employers to foster workplace cultures that recognize LGBT employees as an important part of a diverse and effective workforce. Our benchmarking, training and consulting services help Canadian employers create safer, more inclusive spaces, realize the full potential of their staff teams and bring down barriers to employment for Canada’s LGBT community. Our learning, networking and community events happen across the country, celebrate the most inclusive Canadian employers and provide the opportunity for LGBT professionals and their allies to connect.

Pride at Work Canada was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers with a vision to improve the climate of inclusiveness for LGBT people in Canadian workplaces. The initial aim of the organization was to put the case for LGBT inclusion on the mainstream business agenda by winning the support of employers that recognize the need to support LGBT employees as part of their individual diversity and inclusion strategies. We now work with over 80 National and Regional Partners, employers that act as the organization’s members and support our mission, vision and values.

MISSION

Through dialogue, education and leadership, we empower organizations to foster a workplace culture that recognizes LGBT employees as an important part of a diverse workforce.

VISION

A nation where LGBT individuals can achieve their full potential at work.

VALUES

INCLUSION: Diversity fosters success. The most successful organizations reflect and embody the values of the people they serve. Pride at Work Canada encourages organizations to support authenticity at a corporate level and create workplaces where LGBT employees will be better able to be themselves and, ultimately, to be more productive.

COLLABORATION: There is strength in numbers. By working together with a diverse range of organizations and individuals, we can create a nationwide network that expands and strengthens as it gains momentum.

EMPOWERMENT: Sharing knowledge accelerates the pace of change. By providing organizations with the information they need to bring about change (the “how”) and demonstrating the benefits of a diverse workplace (the “why”), we empower their leaders to make positive decisions.

RECOGNITION: Leaders deserve to be recognized. Celebrating successes and acknowledging those who have triumphed in the face of adversity are essential in promoting diversity and demonstrating its benefits to the world. Recognizing excellence and achievement inspires others to make positive changes within the workplace.

PROFESSIONALISM: Professionalism denotes quality and respect. We are committed to adhering to the highest professional standards in our interactions with our partners.

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