Osler partners with BMO to celebrate Pride 2018

Jun 1, 2018

At Osler, we are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in our policies and our practice. We embrace our individual differences and strive to provide an inclusive, supportive and collaborative professional environment in which all of us can bring “our full selves” to work and achieve our full potential.

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, Osler is proud to partner with BMO for the fourth straight year to co-host a cocktail reception in celebration of Pride Toronto 2018 and Pride Month, which kicked off June 1.

The annual cocktail reception, which will be held on June 21, represents our commitment to working with our clients to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including LGBTQ equality.

The event’s guest speaker will be Jeanette Stock, a New Venture Associate at Highline BETA and the Co-founder of Venture Out, a group that works to champion inclusivity across Toronto and connects LGBTQA+ professionals with career opportunities, role models and more. Jeanette and her team also launched Canada’s only tech conference focused on building an inclusive and diverse future for LGBTQA+ youth and professionals. Jeanette has been named an RBC Venture for Canada Social Innovation Fellow and the 2017 “Telus LGBTQ Innovator of the Year.”

Osler is proud to be a leading advocate for the LGBTQ community through a variety of initiatives driven by our Diversity Committee, which was formed in April 2010. Osler’s Pride Network, an employee resource group led by Douglas Rienzo and Louis Tsilivis, supports Osler legal professionals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and their allies, through professional development and networking. Osler is also a sponsor of Start Proud and a member of Pride at Work.

Learn more about our dedication to sponsoring and participating in community programs and events that promote diversity and inclusion.