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York Region named one of Canada’s best diversity employers

This is the fifth time the regional municipality has received this recognition from Mediacorp Canada
March 12, 2020

The Regional Municipality of York has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2020 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the country’s largest publisher of employment-related periodicals.

This is the fifth time York Region has received this recognition.

“On behalf of York Regional Council, I am thrilled the Region has been selected once again as one of our country’s top employers as it relates to diversity and inclusiveness,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “With nearly half of our 1.2 million residents born outside of Canada, we believe our corporation should, and does, reflect the diversity of the communities in which we serve.”

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers is administered through the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. In its 13th year, it celebrates employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs in a variety of areas. This includes programs for employees from five groups: women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual individuals.

Several reasons York Region was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers include:

This recognition follows the Region being named a Greater Toronto Top Employer and a Top Employer for Young People in Canada for 2020 by Mediacorp Canada.

“York Region is known both locally and nationally as an employer of choice,” said York Region Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Macgregor. “This most recent acknowledgment speaks to the continued efforts of our 4,500 employees to create and sustain a workplace and community that celebrates all dimensions of diversity.”

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