Equity

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Belonging means knowing your differences are accepted, embraced and valued. It empowers you to be your complete self, and to bring your best to everything you do.

Where there is belonging, there is the possibility of standing up, listening in, speaking out and taking action to build a better world — in business and in our community. Belonging matters, and it requires a commitment from every business and leader every day.

At EY, diversity, equity and inclusion have been part of our core values from the very start. Over 150 years ago, our founder, Arthur Young, who was hearing and sight impaired, laid the foundation for us. We’ve expanded the definition of diversity ever since, building programs to create an inclusive environment and celebrate individual differences, regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic background, working and thinking styles, and abilities.

From the way we recruit and train our people to our corporate responsibility outreach, product and service innovation, technology enablement and workplace design: at EY, belonging comes first.

Because a better working world is one where everyone belongs — where you belong.

Are you ready to unleash the power of belonging? 

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BlackNorth Initiative pledge

EY Canada was an early signatory of the BlackNorth Initiative pledge with a strong commitment to addressing anti-Black racism in corporate Canada.

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Neurodiversity Centres of Excellence

Diverse teams and perspectives offer access to unique skills and mindsets to advance technology and business results.

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Progressive Aboriginal Relations

EY Canada is committed to becoming PAR-certified, and meaningfully providing equitable access to jobs and training opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples.

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Some EY networks and diversity programs:

  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Proud to Belong

    Our 2SLGBTQIA+ community is a strong and vibrant part of our diverse global organization, and we stand in solidarity with them. We hold a collective commitment to fostering an environment where all differences are valued – to build a better working world where all people thrive and belong.

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  • Women. Fast forward

    At EY, we believe gender equality is the solution to businesses’s and society’s most complex challenges. Our award-winning Women. Fast forward program is our platform for engaging EY clients, people and communities and raising awareness for the need for gender parity. Now is the time to go further, faster.

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  • Pan-Asian Professionals Network

    The EY Pan-Asian Professionals Network cultivates a space that connects, supports and inspires our pan-Asian professionals. By building a sense of belonging, and providing professional development and networking opportunities, we’re helping our people connect with colleagues and allies, and advance and grow in their careers. Together with Ascend Canada, we support Pan-Asian professionals and communities across Canada.

  • Indigenous community support

    From our journey toward Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Relations to our EY Ripples volunteer programs that focus on career development and business transformation, EY Canada is committed to driving equity and creating opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.

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  • EY professional affinity networks

    Building connections and sharing experiences are at the heart of inclusion and belonging at EY. That’s why our people are encouraged to join our internal affinity networks:

    • EY Unity (for 2SLGBTQ+)
    • EY Black Professionals Network
    • EY Pan-Asian Professionals Network
    • EY Professional Women’s Network
    • EY Indigenous Professionals Council
    • EY Latino Professionals Network
    • EY Today’s Family Network
    • EY AccessAbilities

2021 corporate responsibility report

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