Three Key Action Areas

Diversity and Inclusion has been a cornerstone of our values for years, and our purpose of helping clients thrive and communities prosper is core to who we are as an organization.

This can only be achieved when everyone has an equitable opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. We know we’re not immune from systemic bias and racism, and we believe we have more work to do to better understand, identify and address issues that impede the success of Black, Indigenous and other racialized groups in our workforce.

As one of Canada’s largest companies and a global organization, we have an opportunity and business imperative to put our collective energy toward positive, sustainable change.

Enabling Economic Growth and Wealth Creation

The Financial Services industry plays an important role in enabling economic mobility and prosperity, and small businesses are the engine of that growth.

Investing in the Future

Ensuring the leaders of tomorrow have equal opportunity today is critical to building more inclusive companies and communities that can achieve their greatest potential.

Redefining Inclusive Leadership

The only way we can truly represent the communities we serve and harness the potential of our diversity is to grow the number of BIPOC leaders across our bank.

  • Enhancing our existing company-wide Unconscious Bias training, and making anti-racism and anti-bias training mandatory for all employees.

  • Increasing our staffing goals for BIPOC executives from 20% to 30% with a focus on increasing Black and Indigenous representation to accelerate the diversity of our leadership pipeline for senior executive roles.

  • Doubling our investment in Ignite, a leadership program focused on driving the development of BIPOC talent, to complement other experience-based development opportunities.

  • Including diversity and inclusion objectives in the performance management goals of all people leaders

  • Expanding our annual diversity reporting beginning in 2021 to drive even more transparency on our BIPOC efforts, including enhancing our pay equity reporting to encompass racial and ethnic pay equity analysis. View all of our current reports.

Support for Diverse Groups

Tapping into unique perspectives, experiences, lifestyles and cultures is powerful. Explore how RBC empowers its employees and supports community organizations.