Osler named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Osler has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2016) – helping to underline how much our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes us stronger and contributes to positioning the firm as one of Canada’s preeminent law firms. Osler legal professionals and administrative staff are chosen from among the best and brightest regardless of gender, race, culture, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status or disability. The firm provides equal opportunities to all legal professionals and staff, when it comes to compensation, promotion, transfers, and employment conditions. Being named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers not only marks our commitment to excellence and diversity, but also to our continued desire to create and maintain an exceptional workplace.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition (a category within Canada’s Top 100 Employers’ project), now beginning its 10th year, is a national competition that recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: (a) Women; (b) Members of visible minorities; (c) Persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples; and (e) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples. Employers are compared to one another, in their respective fields/specialty areas, to determine which of them offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs for their employees. 

Osler has been recognized for a myriad of internal and external diversity initiatives such as our Legal Professional Resources Groups. These groups have been put in place to help promote the continuous growth of diversity within the firm and include the Osler Pride Network, Osler Women Lawyers Network and the Asia-Pacific Affinity Network.

Read more about Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2016) competition to see why Osler was recognized with this prestigious award.