The Regional Municipality Of York


York Region recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers

Robust initiatives reaffirm Region’s commitment to building inclusive communities

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2019 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. – the country’s largest publisher of quality employment-related periodicals.

This is the fourth time the Region has been recognized.  

“Creating and sustaining welcoming and inclusive communities is a key priority of York Region and Regional Council,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “We continue to focus on accessibility planning and building new and existing partnerships to support our growing communities.”

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, administered through the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, recognizes 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 peoples.

York Region was selected by Mediacorp Canada as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for:    

  • Maintaining our Newcomer Strategy, focusing on both the economic and social integration of newcomers
  • Supporting the employment efforts of new Canadian job-seekers
  • Engaging with external partners in the development and administration of programs and initiatives, such as the Inclusion Charter of York Region

 “Our continued national and international recognition as a top employer for diversity and inclusion is a testament to the tremendous work and leadership of our dedicated employees,” said York Region Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Macgregor. “We are proud to work in an environment where everyone feels welcomed.”

For more information about working at York Region, visit or download the York Region mobile app to see available opportunities.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


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Media Contact:
Kate Porretta, Communications - Corporate Services,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone:  1-877-464-9675  ext. 77823 or
Cell: 289-716-3438

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