The annual Canada’s Best Diversity Employers list has been revealed, highlighting the efforts of Canadian companies from east to west, that create an inclusive workplace for all.

Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the project now in its 17th year, reviewed “diversity and inclusiveness” initiatives at several employers across the country that took part in the top 100 Employers project.

From here, they only gathered a list of employers with “noteworthy and unique diversity” initiatives which were then compared to others in the same field, according to organizers.

“This year’s winners ensure that employees are seen, heard, and feel supported in the workplace,” said Stephanie Leung, editor at Mediacorp.

“They understand that a steady dialogue with employees is vital in building inclusive initiatives and strategies that prioritize the wellbeing of staff and ensure their organization improves and becomes more resilient.”

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The competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives for employees from five groups: (a) women; (b) members of visible minorities; (c) persons with disabilities; (d) Indigenous peoples; and (e) lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peoples.

“A key trend from this year’s competition is that employers are applying an inclusive lens to their benefits programs and policies,” said Leung.

“Winners have made progressive changes that have made a tangible impact on their employees, such as the introduction of paid leave for Indigenous employees to attend ceremonial, cultural, and spiritual events, and flexible statutory holiday policy that enables employees to exchange time-off on stat holidays for days that hold cultural importance to them. These initiatives are a tangible demonstration of how the feedback provided in employee surveys leads to action and implementation by employers.”

As for who made the list, 77 companies were recognized, and here’s who: