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March 2, 2018
City of Toronto named one of Canada's best diversity employers for third year in a row
The City of Toronto was named one of Canada's best diversity employers today for the third consecutive year for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs.

"Being a leading organization, the City of Toronto makes diversity and inclusion an important part of creating positive workplaces," said Mayor John Tory. "I'm proud of our Toronto Public Service and the high quality services and programs we provide to Toronto residents, businesses and visitors."

The annual competition recognizes leaders who create inclusive workplaces and programs for employees from five groups: women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender peoples.

"Creating an environment where members of the Toronto Public Service are treated equitably is what we continuously strive for to make the City of Toronto a great place to work," said City Manager Peter Wallace. "Being an employer of choice means working to embed equity and diversity in all of our programs and initiatives, whether internally for staff or externally to the community we serve."

The winners for 2018 were announced today by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in a 2018 Canada's Best Diversity Employers magazine insert in The Globe and Mail.

To determine this year's winners, editors reviewed diversity and inclusiveness initiatives from employers who applied for the Canada's Top 100 Employers national competition. A short list of employers with noteworthy and unique initiatives was compiled and the candidates' programs were compared to programs of other employers in the same field. The finalists chosen represent the diversity leaders in their industry and their region of Canada.

The complete list of winners and the reasons the City was selected are available at
Mediacorp Canada Inc., Canada's largest specialty publisher of quality employment periodicals, manages the Canada's Top 100 Employers project and the job search engine, now used by more than 5.4 million Canadians annually.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at or on Facebook at

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