Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

April 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Minister Ambrose Recognizes Excellence in Promoting Diversity at the Royal Bank of Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today recognized the Royal Bank of Canada for achieving great success in promoting diversity in the workplace. She also unveiled the new look of the Government of Canada's Racism-Free Workplace Strategy.

"The Royal Bank of Canada has shown leadership in promoting diversity and is a model for employers in Canada," said Minister Ambrose. "Diversity in the workplace helps ensure that all Canadians can make a strong contribution. Working together, we can ensure that Canada not only makes it through tough times, but also emerges even stronger than before."

The Royal Bank of Canada has continuously demonstrated its commitment to diversity through extensive initiatives, such as implementing employee resource groups for Aboriginal peoples and members of visible minorities that foster employee engagement, and recruiting Aboriginal peoples through a special diversity recruitment program.

"Our government is successfully implementing the Racism-Free Workplace Strategy to ensure that Canadian workers are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve in a productive and inclusive workplace," said Minister Ambrose. "Together, by promoting diverse workplaces, we can ensure that Canadian workplaces are safe, healthy and productive, that Canadian businesses remain strong, and that workers and employers can succeed in the current economy and in the future."

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Ambrose
    Jonah Mozeson
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office