At Deloitte, we embed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in all that we do because it’s the right thing to do for our people. Right, because DEI is about fairness, respect, and empowerment. Our culture is focused on being people-first, where we encourage our people to be themselves and more.
DEI is embedded in Deloitte’s Purpose, shared values and Code of Conduct. Our global Purpose is to make an impact that matters with our clients, our people, communities, and countries. At Deloitte Canada, this translates into building a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. We believe we can achieve this purpose by living our shared values to lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact.
Our approach is anchored in the vision that 'Deloitte is for everyone', with equal emphasis on our aspirational imperatives:
- Strength in our Diversity
- Equity in our Experience
- Culture Driven by Inclusion
At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work - in every office, in everything we do, every day. We are committed to supporting and empowering all of our people in achieving their full potential. At Deloitte, we know how important it is that all our people can be their true, authentic selves at work and we are united against any form of social injustice.
We keep working diligently to understand and address systemic barriers and inequities, including ones that exist within our own firm. This has included:
- Launching Deloitte Canada’s Reconciliation Action Plan, the first of its kind in corporate Canada with four pillars of education, inclusion, employment, and economic empowerment
- Launching Deloitte Canada’s Accessibility Action Plan to reinforce our commitment to advance accessibility and the inclusion of persons with disabilities, with four guiding pillars of inclusive environment, education and awareness, employment, and marketplace
- Participating in the BlackNorth Initiative Pledge, whose mission is to end anti-Black racism throughout all aspects of our lives by using a business-first mindset
For more information on our impact, please see our latest Impact Report.
The Importance of Community
We believe in a networking culture that opens doors for you in your career. At Deloitte, you will be surrounded by intelligent, forward-thinking people who are committed to a culture of camaraderie. We recognize the power of relationships and strengthening connections with each other. Our people take as much pride in your accomplishments as they do their own. Our people tell us that the connections they make here are a big reason they came to Deloitte and one of the main reasons they stay. One of the ways we build up these lifelong connections is through our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which are employee-driven networks led by our people, for our people. Our ERGs provide opportunities for education, awareness, advocacy, networking and strengthening external relationships with potential hires and with clients.
Currently our Deloitte Communities include:
Women’s Impact Network (WIN)
WIN unifies women's initiatives from across the firm to drive impactful results and is focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women at Deloitte, at our clients, and in our communities. WIN is focused on supporting women so that they can maximize their potential, by building an increased sense of community, facilitating more access to leaders, and increasing visibility in the firm. Together, we are stronger.
Canadian Black Professional Network (CBPN)
CBPN’s goal is to create an inclusive, firm-wide community dedicated to advancing people, providing education, making meaningful connections and collaborating with other Deloitte communities to build better solutions and powerful outcomes for Black people, our firm, our clients and community, while highlighting and driving conversations on anti-racism and Black in Canada.
Canadian Asian Network (CAN)
CAN seeks to recognize emerging & trailblazing talent of Asian descent, while addressing specific cultural challenges in today’s corporate environment. The Network provides opportunities to Asian employees to engage in open forum conversations about diversity, equity & inclusion, while having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with Senior Leaders, external partners, and the Community at large.
The AccessAbility Network exists to promote an accessible and inclusive workplace for all employees at Deloitte, especially for people identifying with a disability, and is committed to helping deliver on Deloitte Canada’s Accessibility Action Plan. Through regular programming, volunteer opportunities, interactive workshops, and thought leadership development, the AccessAbility Network contributes to an accessible and inclusive culture benefitting both our workplace and our community.
Indigenous and Allies Community
The Indigenous and Allies Community focuses on reconciliation, including cultural awareness education and helping deliver on Deloitte Canada’s Reconciliation Action Plan. We are Indigenous and non-Indigenous team members who have a passion for fostering relationships, building a future together, and learning from our knowledge, experiences and shared history on Turtle Island.
Deloitte Parents is all about being a network of support at the firm. We provide resources and host events with parents in mind, and we have a buddy program for those returning back to work from parental leave. Deloitte Parents is for parents, people thinking of becoming parents, and those who want to know how to better support parents at the firm.
Deloitte Pride Community
The Deloitte Pride Community provides an inclusive environment for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (2SLGBTQ+) and ally practitioners across Canada and Chile. Deloitte Pride creates a safe space where people can connect with other community members. The objective of our group is to raise awareness on 2SLGBTQ+ issues, educate, bridge gaps, strengthen relationships, enhance visibility, and develop and maintain relationships with 2SLGBTQ+ individuals within the firm and in our broader communities.
Deloitte Latin American Community (DLAC)
DLAC’s mission is to connect Deloitte’s Latin American professionals and their allies through a firm-wide networking and leadership platform. By enhancing cultural awareness and addressing group-specific challenges, DLAC aims to build meaningful relationships within Deloitte, as well as externally among Canada’s Latin American community at large.
JNet provides support and community engagement to Jewish professionals in the Deloitte workplace with a focus on building personal and professional relationships with our people and our clients by using three key pillars: Community, Philanthropy and Talent. We strive to raise awareness of Jewish culture and practices within the firm and contribute to the firm’s diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives.