Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. We are committed to providing Canadians with a one-stop destination that meets their food and household needs. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 134,000 full-time and part-time employees, making us one of Canada’s largest private-sector employers.

Commitment to diversity

Reflect our Nation’s Diversity is one of five corporate social responsibility principles that drive the way we do business at Loblaw. We strive to make our workplace a more welcoming and inclusive place for people of different orientations, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and skills because we believe that respecting each other is central to making Loblaw a great place work. And our commitment to diversity and inclusion and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified (LGBT) community has been recognized through a variety of awards, including Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

Loblaw is the first Canadian grocery retailer to join Pride at Work Canada and we are committed to this partnership. Our involvement with the organization has granted us access to resources and industry best practices that help us achieve our goal to reflect the diverse communities we serve and to be a great place to work.

Vision for the future

Loblaw has made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Our colleagues, like our customers, are members of our communities.

Guiding our diversity efforts is our Inclusion Council, which is made up of senior leaders from across our organization. The Council is responsible for championing diversity, setting strategy and goals, and tracking progress. Among its goals is connecting better with the LGBT community – and we believe our partnership with Pride at Work Canada will help us achieve that goal. While we are still very much on the journey to a truly inclusive workplace culture, we are very excited about what’s been done and where we are heading.