Firm recognized for commitment to fostering inclusive culture
Toronto (March 6, 2020) — For the second year in a row, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. This award, presented by Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
“We not only try to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace through various programs and events, we have made it a core part of our overall talent strategy,” said John Murphy, CEO and National Managing Partner at BLG. “Our strength is our people, and we are committed to ensuring our policies, hiring practices and leadership development ensures there is space for different perspectives.”
“We are proud to receive this recognition again in 2020. Every year we build on our diversity and inclusion initiatives, and provide a wide variety of programs to help celebrate our diversity, and connect people,” added Laleh Moshiri, National Director, Diversity and Inclusion at BLG. “We recently announced the national expansion of our Driven By Women program, aimed at connecting women leaders in business and in law. Programs like this give us an opportunity to extend our values to our clients as well.”
BLG’s comprehensive and action-oriented Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion policy, unconscious bias training, mental health initiatives and parental leave re-integration program were some of the key reasons BLG was recognized. The firm offers a wide range of programming to celebrate its diversity, including celebration of Pride Week, Black History Month and International Women’s Day; and welcomes a wide range of speakers to discuss important issues relating to diversity and inclusion.
Now in its 13th year, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness initiatives in a variety of areas for women, visible minorities, people with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The organizers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., also publish the annual list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.