Burlington Company Makes Important List of Canada's Best Employers

It’s important to love where you work, and while following your passion and getting paid well are factors in that, there are certain things an employer can do to make a workplace even better.

Like being diverse and inclusive!

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2018 list has officially been released, and one Burlington company has made the list.

Sodexo Canada Ltd. is the prestigious Burlington winner.

A total of 70 companies from across Canada make up this list, announced recently by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

The list recognizes leaders in creating inclusive workplaces from diverse groups such as women, visibile minorities, people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It includes employers both large and small that are based in Canada.

The conversation has evolved immensely since the inception of the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition over ten years ago,” said Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, in a recent statement. “The focus for many organizations today is to cultivate diversity-of-thought and create an environment in which individuals have an equal opportunity to contribute, advance, and voice their opinions and perspectives.”

Several employers on this year’s list are also focused on shifting perceptions of disabilities,” adds Leung. “They are reframing the conversation to the employment possibilities, rather than what’s not possible, whether it’s mental health, intellectual disabilities or accessibility.”

Here’s the full list of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2018:

  • Accenture Inc. (Toronto ON)
  • Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. (Regina SK)
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa ON)
  • Air Canada (Saint-Laurent QC)
  • Amex Bank of Canada (Toronto ON)
  • BC Public Service (Victoria BC)
  • BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada (Montreal QC)
  • Bell Canada (Montreal QC)
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto ON)
  • Boeing Canada Operations Limited (Winnipeg MB)
  • CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto ON)
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC (Ottawa ON)
  • Canadian National Railway Company / CN (Montreal QC)
  • Capgemini Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
  • Capital One Bank (Canada Branch) (North York ON)
  • Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, The (Toronto ON)
  • CIBC (Toronto ON)
  • Dentons Canada LLP (Vancouver BC)
  • Edmonton, City of (Edmonton AB)
  • Employment and Social Development Canada (Gatineau QC)
  • Enbridge Inc. (Calgary AB)
  • Export Development Canada (Ottawa ON)
  • General Motors of Canada Company (Oshawa ON)
  • Health Canada / Sante Canada (Ottawa ON)
  • Home Depot of Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
  • HP Canada Co. (Mississauga ON)
  • Hydro Ottawa (Ottawa ON)
  • Jazz Aviation LP (Dartmouth NS)
  • KPMG LLP (Toronto ON)
  • Lafarge Canada Inc. (Calgary AB)
  • Loblaw Companies Limited (Brampton ON)
  • Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg MB)
  • Manitoba Public Insurance (Winnipeg MB)
  • Manitoba, Government of (Winnipeg MB)
  • Manulife (Toronto ON)
  • McCarthy Tetrault LLP (Toronto ON)
  • National Bank of Canada (Montreal QC)
  • Northwest Territories, Government of (Yellowknife NT)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (Montreal QC)
  • Nova Scotia Government (Halifax NS)
  • Ontario Public Service / OPS (Toronto ON)
  • Procter & Gamble Inc. (Toronto ON)
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada (Gatineau QC)
  • Red River College (Winnipeg MB)
  • Rogers Communications Inc. (Toronto ON)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (Toronto ON)
  • Ryerson University (Toronto ON)
  • Saskatoon, City of (Saskatoon SK)
  • SaskPower (Regina SK)
  • SaskTel (Regina SK)
  • Shaw Communications Inc. (Calgary AB)
  • Shell Canada Limited (Calgary AB)
  • Sodexo Canada Ltd. (Burlington ON)
  • TD Bank Group (Toronto ON)
  • Toronto Transit Commission / TTC (Toronto ON)
  • Toronto, City of (Toronto ON)
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC (Cambridge ON)
  • UBC / University of British Columbia (Vancouver BC)
  • Unilever Canada Inc. (Toronto ON)
  • University of Calgary (Calgary AB)
  • University of Manitoba (Winnipeg MB)
  • University of Toronto (Toronto ON)
  • University of Victoria (Victoria BC)
  • University of Waterloo (Waterloo ON)
  • Vancouver Airport Authority (Richmond BC)
  • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancouver BC)
  • Vancouver, City of (Vancouver BC)
  • William Osler Health System (Brampton ON)
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto (Toronto ON)
  • York, Regional Municipality of (Newmarket ON)

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