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Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource GroupsThe advancement and dedication of employees helps RBC pursue and achieve diversity goals. RBC Employee Resource Groups help bring together employees from a shared background and gives them a resource to help them develop both personally and professionally.

Within an Employee Resource Group, employees may provide and have access to peer support and recruitment opportunities through mentoring, coaching or networking initiatives while promoting avenues for education and awareness for other employees.

These groups are inclusive, cross-business and self-coordinating organizations for employees. Some have been around since the mid-1990s.

Today active groups include:

 

Canada

RWomen (Women in Capital Markets)

RWomen seeks to encourage networking within RBC Capital Markets, communicate Women in Capital Markets industry events and initiatives, and foster the development and career aspirations of women within RBC Capital Markets.

MOSAIC (Visible Minorities and Newcomers to Canada)

MOSAIC's mission is to help foster an inclusive culture by enabling the success of visible minorities and newcomers to Canada within RBC. The ERG provides peer support through networking, mentoring and coaching; promotes education and awareness; and supports employee engagement and retention.

PRIDE (Proud RBC Individuals for Diversity and Equality)

The mission of PRIDE is to contribute to creating a positive, inclusive and sustainable work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in order to promote full and unencumbered contribution to RBC, and enhance employee engagement and retention.

REACH (Employees with Disabilities)

REACH's mission is to eliminate the stereotypes and stigma associated with people with disabilities and to drive engagement and performance through awareness, education, coaching and accommodation. The ERG aims to support and enable employees to fully contribute and reach their full potential in the workplace.

Royal Eagles (Aboriginal Employees)

Royal Eagles is an employee fellowship of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees who work together to raise awareness and support Aboriginal culture throughout RBC. Royal Eagles provides a support system for RBC employees and acts as a liaison between the bank, its employees and the Aboriginal community.

Women’s Advisory Board (WAB)

WAB’s 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, and to establish an effective link between women in Wealth Management Canada and senior management.

Women in Technology (WiTO)

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. WITO is focused on developing and advancing talented diverse and capable employees into leadership positions so that we better represent our various communities, their financial service needs, provide role models and enrich our leadership pool.

NextGen

RBC NextGen is a movement to enable RBC employees in 20s and 30s to build connections with peers and leaders while creating positive impact within RBC and in the community. We are built on three guiding pillars: Career, Community and Connections. We believe that if you are engaged, you can make a lasting impact on the people you work with and the businesses and communities you work in. To that effect, we invite employees of all age groups and from all backgrounds to help us realize this vision.

 

United States

WAFA (Women's Association of Financial Advisors - US Wealth Management)

All women financial advisors and women branch directors in the Private Client Group are automatically members of the WAFA. The WAFA 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.

RWomen (Women in Capital Markets)

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

MEA (Multicultural Employee Alliance) - Wealth Management

MEA's mission is to enhance the performance of RBC Wealth Management 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.

MEA (Multicultural Employee Alliance) - Capital Markets

This group recognizes the multicultural interests of the firm's employees and clients and embraces inclusion of employees from all regions across the globe.

PRIDE (LGBT – Wealth Management)

In addition to welcoming and supporting gay and lesbian employees, GLADE works to increase awareness within RBC and to help employees achieve their goals.

PRIDE (LGBT - Capital Markets)

This group includes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities as well as non-LGBT allies who support the LGBT community and/or have business associates, clients, colleagues, friends and family members in the LGBT community.

 

United Kingdom

i-CARE

i-CARE 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.

RBC Pride

RBC Pride is a support and networking group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the UK and Channel Islands and is one part of RBC's commitment to develop an inclusive and open workplace.

RWomen (Women in Capital Markets)

  • Promote opportunities for women working in RBC CM Europe;
  • Review and input to talent management processes relating to women at RBC CM Europe
  • Advocate the importance of diversity and the role of women leaders in creating a more diverse, successful management team
  • Encourage everyone to recognise the importance of a diverse management team in treating employees fairly, meeting clients’ needs and increasing shareholder value
  • Foster an environment of openness and a spirit of cooperation to develop the skills and career advancing opportunities needed to drive success at RBC for all employees

MEA (Multicultural Employee Alliance)

This group recognizes the multicultural interests of the firm's employees and clients and embraces inclusion of employees from all regions across the globe.

 

Asia Pacific

RWomen Australia

RWomen promotes the advancement of women working in Capital Markets by providing networking forums for women within RBC, creating opportunities for women to leverage their skills, expertise and potential to support their personal and professional development, and fostering a mentorship environment within the firm.

 
 

Diversity Blueprint

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RBC Diversity Blueprint™

RBC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are guided by the RBC Diversity Blueprint, which outlines enterprise priorities and objectives. Our progress to date is tracked in the (opens PDF in new window)2009-2011 Diversity Blueprint Report Card.