Commitment to diversity
Over 15 years ago, the City of Winnipeg launched its Equity and Diversity Initiative, to help build and maintain a more diverse and equitable workforce. The City is committed to a respectful workplace, that maximizes the potential of all employees.
In 2012, the City became a Regional Partner of Pride at Work Canada. This partnership reflects its commitment to inclusion and diversity – and to respecting all employees, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.
Vision for the future
The City of Winnipeg strives to provide excellent service to every citizen, drawing on a Public Service that reflects the whole community.
The City has recently launched LGBTTQ Ally training, open to all employees, and has also delivered this training specifically tailored for its human resource community. Current priorities include the formation of an LGBTTQ resource group, as a resource to members and the organization as a whole; and the recruitment of an employee Pride at Work Canada representative.
The City offers opportunities in a wide variety of professions, trades, and organizational capacities.
In the June 26 national edition of the Global & Mail there was an advertisement that recognizes the City of Winnipeg organization as a top employer for LGBT workplace inclusion.
City of Winnipeg Wellness & Diversity Coordinator was interviewed by Winnipeg Free Press on making sure lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people feel welcome and valued in the workplace.