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Inclusion at Deloitte
We are committed to building and leveraging an inclusive culture in everything we do. For many years, we were proud to lead the way when it came to inclusion in the workplace. And we continue to lead because we know that when people feel valued, their motivation and performance soar.
- Canadian Asian Network
- Canadian Black Professional Network
- Deloitte Pride Community
- AccessAbility Network
For us inclusion is not a stand-alone program, but rather a shift in culture where our people are fully engaged and perform at the highest levels. It’s about bringing your “whole self” to work and feeling included and essential. In an inclusive culture, innovation and productivity soar.
Our inclusion strategy starts at the top with Frank Vettese, who is our Chief Executive and Managing Partner, and our Chief Inclusion Officer. But it doesn’t end there. Our commitment to inclusion spans our entire organization and is woven into our values, culture, and business strategy. Our people and leaders believe in the business benefits of inclusion and are committed to leading the way. Everyone is responsible for nurturing an inclusive culture. At Deloitte, inclusion matters to everyone.
We believe in a networking culture and an open door policy that opens doors for you in your career. At Deloitte, you will be surrounded by intelligent, forward-thinking people who are committed to a culture of camaraderie. We recognize the power of relationships and strengthening connections with each other. Our people take as much pride in your accomplishments as they do their own. Our people tell us that the connections they make here are a big reason they came to Deloitte and one of the main reasons they stay. One of the ways we build up these lifelong connections is through our Deloitte Communities, which include employee-driven networks led by our people, for our people. Our Communities provide networking opportunities and often help to drive business imperatives through education and relationships.
Currently our Deloitte Communities include:
Canadian Women’s Initiative (canWin)
canWin’s mission is to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, and political well-being of professional women at Deloitte. canWin has helped create an environment where women can maximize their potential. canWin also connects with other groups across the firm, including Women in Consulting, Career Moms, Financial Advisory canWin, Women’s Spring Breakfast and the Women’s Business Development Group, to address the critical issues that women at Deloitte, and across the business community are facing.
Canadian Asian Network (CAN)
CAN seeks to enhance Asian cultural awareness and address specific cultural challenges facing Deloitte professionals of Asian descent. The network provides opportunities to Asian employees to network, communicate with senior management and build meaningful relationships with external partners and the Asian community at large.
Canadian Black Professional Network (CBPN)
CBPN’s goal is to develop a firm-wide networking and leadership platform for Deloitte’s Black professionals. CBPN has created a community of support within the firm to build cultural understanding, address challenges and assist Deloitte in meeting its diversity and inclusion goals. Participants create connections through various internal and external events and develop channels of communication to educate other professionals on their issues.
Deloitte Pride Community
The Deloitte Pride Community promotes an inclusive environment for Deloitte Canada’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. The community creates a safe space where people can network with professionals and allies of similar interests. The objective of the group is to foster a progressive corporate culture to the benefit of our three business drivers: talent, clients, and leadership. The group also actively communicates and educates the firm and business community on LGBT issues.
AccessAbility's mission is to drive engagement by supporting and enabling employees with disabilities to fully contribute and reach their full potential in the workplace. Through awareness building, coaching and education, the community contributes to an inclusive culture benefitting both our workplace and our clients.
Indigenous and Allies Community
The Indigenous and Allies Community seeks to further enhance our Deloitte Canada people’s understanding of Indigenous culture and history, as well as to attract and retain top Indigenous talent, partner with Indigenous communities both professionally and socially, and help to expand our Deloitte Indigenous service offerings.
Deloitte Dads was created to help fathers achieve work-life balance at Deloitte. The network connects expectant, new and veteran fathers to share their experiences on fatherhood. They also help dads establish a work-life balance philosophy that translates into a happier life at work and at home. Deloitte Dads aims to maximize employees’ contribution at the firm, while creating networking opportunities. Currently, the group supports the GTA Consulting practice with plans to expand.
The Boomer Community is an inclusion community aimed at creating an environment where people over the age of 50 can openly discuss their needs. It is a unique opportunity for Deloitte not only to leverage our Boomers in terms of their corporate memory, but also to develop a service offering to our clients that will be unique in the Canadian marketplace.