McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited and its national network of Canadian franchisees own and operate more than 1,400 quick service restaurants and employ more than 100,000 Canadians coast-to-coast-to-coast. More than 80% of our Canadian restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees. In 2022, McDonald’s Canada was recognized with the CFA Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award for excellence in the diversity, equity, and inclusion in franchising. McDonald’s serves more than 2.5 million Canadians every day.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
At McDonald’s, our aspiration is that no matter where you are in the world, when you interact with McDonald’s—through the app, in a restaurant, by watching a commercial, working in an office setting or as a crew member— diversity, equity and inclusion are as evident and familiar as the Arches themselves. We believe that a diverse workforce is critical to McDonald’s success, and that means making DEI a business imperative and committing the attention and resources needed to create real, meaningful change.
We commit to delivering equitable opportunity for all. This includes the full expression of diversity: the representation and inclusion of different genders, races, cultures, identities, sexual orientations, ages, religions, abilities, languages, experiences, and expressions.
PRIDE NETWORK AT MCDONALD’S
The McDonald’s Canada PRIDE Network is one of three employee business networks at McDonald’s Canada.
Our mission is to leverage collective experiences and perspectives, inspiring and nurturing an inclusive culture that enables a safe working environment and sense of belonging.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Guided by our values, we have aligned on an aspiration to use our influence and scale to accelerate meaningful and overdue societal change for our employees, franchisees, suppliers, guests, and communities. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy outlines our plan to accelerate change in our business and through our value chain. We will hold ourselves accountable to:
- Represent the diverse communities in which we operate
- Accelerate cultures of inclusion and belonging
- Dismantle barriers to economic opportunity
At McDonald’s Canada, we encourage all our people to “bring their whole self” to work. By doing so, we believe we provide the best working environment for our people – one that embraces diversity in all its forms and one that leads to ongoing business success. As the organization’s first-ever Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Culture and Change I’m responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to make DE&I at McDonald’s Canada as evident and familiar as the Golden Arches. We want every person (our employees, franchisees, suppliers, guests, and communities) to feel respected, valued and heard in every interaction with the organization.
Sr. Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Culture and Change
As the Executive Sponsor of the PRIDE Network, I am proud to work with a team rooted in deep commitment to driving and championing meaningful societal change for the entire McDonald’s Canada system. I’m always looking to leverage my position in making a positive difference and recognize the need to be more active in the space. As an LGBTQ2+ executive in the McDonald’s system, I feel an immense responsibility to do more in ensuring that we open our doors for everyone.
Senior Vice-President & Chief Strategy Officer