February 2009 – RBC has been named as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2009 in a national competition that aims to identify organizations that lead Canada in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces.
The award recognizes employers that have developed exemplary diversity initiatives in five employee groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered / Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.
"RBC recognizes the value and power of tapping into the full spectrum of ideas and abilities that people possess," says Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer. "Making the most of our diversity has always been the right thing to do."
This competition is held annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as a supplement of Canada's Top 100 Employers, which RBC was also recognized for in 2009.
To see the many reasons that make RBC a top diversity employer, check out our annual Diversity Progress Report.
For more information about the award itself, visit www.canadastop100.com/diversity/ .