SOURCE: Medtronic of Canada ltd

Medtronic of Canada Ltd

February 24, 2016 16:38 ET

Medtronic Canada Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Committed to Leveraging and Promoting the Talents of a Diverse Workforce

BRAMPTON, ON--(Marketwired - February 24, 2016) -  Medtronic Canada, a trusted Canadian leader in innovative medical technology, services and solutions, is pleased to have been recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2016, for the first time by MediaCorp Canada Inc. Medtronic's prioritization of diversity and inclusion initiatives and diverse women in leadership are among some of the many reasons for this year's selection.

"We are committed to providing a workplace that embraces all dimensions of diversity and that promotes equal opportunity and inclusion of all employees," says Neil Fraser, president of Medtronic Canada. "We believe in the principle of diversity and inclusion in the workplace to ensure that everyone can strive and succeed." The Diversity & Inclusion Coalition is a very active group, and engages employees throughout the year with events such as Black History Month, Multi-Cultural Fairs and Pride Week awareness campaigns. Medtronic Canada will launch the Women's Network this spring and was recently ranked one of the Best Workplaces for Women in Canada in 2015 by the Great Places to Work Institute.

Employees are very proud of the many Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. "We have diverse backgrounds and diverse personalities, which is amazing because there's a real diversity of thought," says Pamela Winsor, senior director, Health Policy & Stakeholder Engagement. "52% of managers at Medtronic Canada are women." It has always been Medtronic's intent to tie its diversity and inclusion policies to its core strategy. The company believes that promoting and leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce allows it to better fulfill the Medtronic Mission, serving the needs of its employees, customers and communities.

About Medtronic in Canada
Medtronic Canada (www.medtronic.ca), headquartered in Brampton, Ontario is a subsidiary of Medtronic plc, which is among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies -- alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic is proud to employ over 1,600 people in Canada, serving physicians, hospitals and patients across the country. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.

Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.

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