Our Strategic Priorities

Advancing Diversity

Drive opportunities for growth and development to attract and retain diverse top talent

Strengthening Inclusion

Enable an inclusive culture that supports innovation, productivity and well-being

Enabling Economic Inclusion

Influence systemic change through partnerships, products and services

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Next Steps on our Diversity & Inclusion Journey

As we continue to deliver on our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Roadmap 2025 and bring our Purpose Framework – Powering Ideas for People and Planet to life, RBC remains focused on identifying and helping to address issues that can impede the success of Black, Indigenous and other racialized groups. To reinforce our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and transparency:

  • In December 2023, we published a scorecard to report on progress against the RBC Action Plan Against Systemic Racism, reflecting the commitments we set in 2020 to help address systemic racism and bias against people who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. Our scorecard describes the progress against our three areas of focus: Enabling Economic Growth and Wealth Creation, Investing in the Future and Redefining Inclusive Leadership.
  • In 2024, we plan to conduct a third-party racial equity audit of employment practices, with a goal of completion by the end of December 2024.
  • By the end of 2024, we will define the scope for a third-party racial equity audit of our business practices, with the audit taking place during 2025.

Update: April 2024: After extensive review and consultation with several firms with leading expertise in racial equity, RBC has identified the auditors with the expertise needed to partner with us in defining the scope of each of the audits. We will be updating this page with details on the upcoming audits, including on the identified auditors as soon as we have completed our internal due diligence review and finalized the contract terms.

RBC’s Legacy Space

The 40th floor at RBC’s head office is a space where employees, clients and partners gather as a center of commerce focused on helping people thrive and communities prosper. RBC is committed to building relationships with Indigenous people and communities based on mutual respect and shared values.

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That Little Voice

Instead of listening to that little voice inside your head that tells you to remain silent when confronted with non-inclusive behaviour, it’s time to find your voice and use it to speak up for inclusion.

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Accelerating Diversity and Inclusion

D&I Governance & Accountability

Our D&I organizational model reflects our belief that we should embed D&I in every part of our business.

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Awards & Recognition

It takes a great workplace for people to be their best and we’re proud that our inclusive and diverse culture is consistently recognized as one of the greatest.

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RBC Action Plan Against Systemic Racism

Diversity and inclusion has been a cornerstone of our values for years. We have made progress against some of our goals, but there is more to be done. Today we’re taking direct actions to tackle issues of inequity and systemic bias.

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Our History Driving Social Change

Over a history spanning more than 150 years, one thing hasn’t changed at RBC – our strength is and always will be our people. RBC believes D&I is an engine for innovation and economic prosperity. It is the diversity of our people, experiences and ideas that ensure our company’s continued growth. Our D&I vision is to be among the most inclusive and successful companies. By putting diversity into action, we attract, engage and develop strong talent, and bring RBC’s Purpose of helping clients thrive and communities prosper to life.

Inclusion Learning Centre

We believe contributing as a thought leader translates into being a catalyst for change inclusion and an enabler of progress.

The Inclusion Learning Centre provides training, inclusion activities and videos to learn how to support diversity and accelerate inclusion in the workplace.

Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion

A collection of videos highlighting honest conversations about inclusion. Each series features individual stories from real people, including RBC employees, sharing what inclusion means to them.

More Talent Untapped Podcast

People with disabilities are talent that we don't regularly see or hear from—Anna-Karina Tabuñar brings us their stories. This podcast, sponsored by RBC, is about strength in difference, diversity and inclusion.

Outsmarting Our

Steps to overcoming hidden biases to harness the benefits of diversity’s true potential.