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RBC is recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2016

TORONTO, February 24, 2016 - RBC has been selected as one of Canada's "Best Diversity Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in its annual survey of Canadian businesses. RBC is being recognized for its exceptional initiatives to attract, develop and retain a diversity of employees.

Now entering its 10th year, the Canada's Best Diversity Employers competition recognizes the nation's leading organizations when it comes to creating inclusive workplaces for employees from five diverse groups: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples. Employers are selected by the editorial team at the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion is a cornerstone of what RBC stands for and goes well beyond basic definitions and simply respecting differences and meeting employment and regulatory requirements. RBC's framework includes fostering inclusion and leveraging diversity of thought and the principles of human equity.

“For us, diversity and inclusion isn’t just an idea, it’s how we think, act and operate,” said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer, RBC. “Inclusiveness results in better ideas and solutions. We know that individuals of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, experiences, education and expertise each have unique perspectives.  Diverse and inclusive teams make stronger teams, and strong teams make better business decisions. It’s a win-win. Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice.” 

This year's winners are being announced in a special editorial supplement in The Globe and Mail.

For the full list of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2016 and the editors' detailed reasons for selecting each winner, visit: .

To learn more about RBC's Diversity Programs visit: Vision & Priorities for Diversity & Inclusion.


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