About Us

Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada empowers employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We help create safer, more inclusive workspaces that realize the full potential of all employees and bring down barriers to employment. Our learning, networking and community events happen across the country, celebrating and connecting the most inclusive Canadian employers.

Pride at Work Canada was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers with a vision to improve the climate of inclusiveness for LGBTQ2+ people in Canadian workplaces. The initial aim of the organization was to put the case for LGBTQ2+ inclusion on the mainstream business agenda by winning the support of employers that recognize the need to support LGBTQ2+ employees as part of their individual diversity and inclusion strategies. We now work with over 120 National and Regional Partners, employers that act as the organization’s members and support our mission, vision and values.


Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, we empower employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


A nation where every individual can achieve their full potential at work regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


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 all employees, regardless of gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, can be their authentic selves at work and, ultimately, be more productive.

COLLABORATION: There is strength in numbers. By working together with a diverse range of organizations and individuals, we have created a nationwide network that continues to expand and strengthen, allowing our partners to connect and learn from each other.

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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