U of T recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2024 

The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2024 

Now in its 17th year, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.  This competition recognizes the successful implementation of initiatives geared towards women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, those with lived experience of disability, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities. 

“This year’s winners ensure that employees are seen, heard, and feel supported in the workplace,” says 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.” 

One of the reasons given for U of T’s selection is the access to courses offered by the Institutional Equity Office, which increase our faculty and staff’s understanding of responsibilities and key strategies to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University. Topics include addressing anti-Black racism, 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, and accessibility.  

Mediacorp also highlighted the work of the Antisemitism Working Group, as well as the establishment of the Anti-Asian Racism Working Group and U of T’s various diversity-in-recruitment initiatives, such as the First Nations House job fair and PSEC diversity internship program. 

“I am pleased to see U of T recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity again this year,” said Jodie Glean-Mitchell, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. “Equity work is most meaningful when our entire community is inspired to engage, and when outcomes reflect the community’s diverse range of ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences. This achievement recognizes the ongoing efforts of faculty, librarians, and staff to identify and address barriers and to foster environments that communicate we all belong.” 

To learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives at the University of Toronto, read our most recent EDI Report