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City Chosen as One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers For 2018

For immediate release: March 2, 2018 - 11:00am

The City of Saskatoon has been announced today as one of ‘Canada’s Best Diversity Employers’ by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc.

This competition recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

“We are proud to receive this award for the seventh consecutive year, and will continue to place a high priority on creating a workplace for our employees that is positive, inclusive and embraces diverse backgrounds,” says Dan Willems, Acting General Manager of Corporate Performance.

Willems says, “Some examples of recent initiatives include partnering with community organizations such as OUT Saskatoon and the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatoon to improve staff training and awareness.”

The City was also commended for its work relating to reconciliation initiatives, such as the introduction of mandatory Aboriginal Awareness training for all staff.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2018 are outlined in the March 2, 2018 edition of The Globe and Mail, as well as on Canada's Best Diversity Employers website.

The City has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion including being an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. 

As an equity partner, the City commits to the basic principles and objectives which outline a larger responsibility to foster an inclusive society.