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Employee Resource Groups at RBC

Employee Resource GroupsOur Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring together employees who share a common identity, characteristic and set of interests. They create a culture of inclusion that enhances employee engagement and further supports our organizational Vision and Values.

Learn how Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) make a difference at RBC.



  • RWomen supports its members with a wide range of opportunities to network and further their own development and involvement with diverse communities.

  • Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) mission is to recruit, retain, and enhance the productivity and career success of women in the roles of client-facing advisors, branch managers and head office professionals.

  • Women in Technology (WiTO) envisions a workplace and culture that enables diverse employees within RBC Technology and Operations to achieve personal and professional fulfillment; enabling T&O as an employer of choice for creative, engaged and motivated talent.

  • WAFA (Women's Association of Financial Advisors) supports its members with a wide range of information, events and programs. The group's mission is to recruit, retain, and enhance the productivity of women financial advisors and branch directors.

  • RBC partners with many organizations such as Catalyst in Canada and the U.S. to demonstrate our dedication to accelerating the progress for women through workplace inclusion.
Pride (LGBT+)


  • Contribute to creating a positive, inclusive and sustainable work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) employees.

  • Through the support of programs like OK2BME for Young Adults, which is run by the Kitchener-Waterloo Counselling Services Inc., RBC helps provide counselling to young people and their families, and offers training and consultation on LGBT+ issues in the community and workplace. In addition, RBC has been long time supporters of the Canadian Aids Society and the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research.


  • Mission is to eliminate stereotypes and stigma associated with people with disabilities and drive engagement and performance through awareness, education, coaching and accommodation.

  • RBC supports Easter Seals Canada and their RBC 21st Century Leadership Program. This program provides youth living with disabilities with access to a transformative leadership curriculum built on 21st century leadership capabilities, competencies and skills.
Royal Eagles

Royal Eagles

  • A fellowship of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees working together to raise awareness and support Indigenous culture throughout RBC.

  • RBC has partnered with Right To Play's Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program. PLAY is an intensive training and capacity-building program for local youth workers, called Community Mentors, who are trained to plan and deliver play-based educational programming for youth in Indigenous communities across Canada.
MOSAIC (Visible Minorities and Newcomers to Canada)

MOSAIC (Visible Minorities and Newcomers to Canada)

  • Our mission is to foster an inclusive culture by enabling the success of visible minorities and newcomers to Canada within RBC.

  • RBC supports the Immigrant Access Fund (IAF). IAF’s vision is that immigrants, including refugees, are equitably integrated into the workforce and contributing their expertise to Canada’s economic and social success.
MEA (Multicultural Employee Alliance)

MEA (Multicultural Employee Alliance)

  • MEA's mission is to enhance performance by promoting an environment that recognizes the multicultural interests of the firm's employees and clients, embraces inclusion of employees from all walks of life and encourages the firm to establish relationships with diverse communities.

VETS (Veterans Engagement and Troop Support)

VETS (Veterans Engagement and Troop Support)

  • The VETS ERG helps engage employees with awareness of internal and external veterans and military service-related events and communication.

  • RBC supported the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation, dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured. The organization provided emergency services during the Fort McMurray fires in 2016.


  • A movement to enable employees in 20s and 30s to build connections with peers and leaders while creating positive impact within RBC and in the community. Built on three guiding pillars: Career, Community and Connections.

  • RBC Future Launch is our commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Over the next 10 years, we are dedicating our knowledge, skills and resources to help young people access meaningful employment through skills development, networking and work experience.


  • Champions the needs of working caregivers such as experienced, new or expecting parents, or those caring for elderly, sick or disabled relatives. i-CARE aims to improve the work and family lives of caregivers by sharing experience and knowledge, bringing in outside expertise and providing a voice for caregivers.


Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint 2020

Review our blueprint to find out more about our diversity priorities and objectives.

RBC Diversity Blueprint™

RBC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are guided by the Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint 2020, which outlines enterprise priorities and objectives. Our progress to date is tracked in the (opens PDF in new window)2012 - 2015 Diversity Blueprint Report Card.