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York Region recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2020



Newmarket – 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:

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

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 acknowledgement speaks to the continued efforts of our 4,500 employees to create and sustain a workplace and community that celebrates all dimensions of diversity.”

For more information about working at York Region, visit york.ca/careers 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 54,000 businesses with over 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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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
kate.porretta@york.ca
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