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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Difenda's commitment to DE&I
Difenda is committed to fostering, cultivating, and maintaining an inclusive and equitable culture.
To us, this means investing in a company culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals and is representative of our diverse team.
Difenda has adopted diversity initiatives which include but are not limited to:
- Work-life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate varying employee needs
- Employee accommodations to the point of undue hardship
- Employer contributions to the community to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization.
We value diversity, equity, and inclusion because we believe every person has a right to equal treatment, and we are strengthened by diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Building an inclusive environment is a collaborative effort between all members of Difenda.
Commitment to Equal Opportunity
Difenda is an equal opportunity employer and believes all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. We ensure that all people are treated fairly and impartially throughout their entire Difenda journey.
Difenda does not discriminate against employees or applicants on any basis, including race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, family status, marital status, physical and/or mental disability, and criminal conviction unrelated to employment.
As an equal–opportunity employer, our mission is to foster an inclusive environment through the continuous removal of barriers. We are committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from discriminatory behavior.
Difenda has adopted this policy to promote the full participation and advancement of members of the designated groups (women, indigenous peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities) under the Canadian Human Rights Act and Employment Equity Act in the Difenda workforce.
Difenda recognizes that Employment Equity is core to our mission as a community leader and industry-leading employer. Difenda will take appropriate steps to ensure that, throughout the organization, representation rates of historically underrepresented groups reflect their availability within the external community’s labor force.
We act by maintaining an ongoing process that requires our members to identify and address both unintended/intended and visible/invisible barriers arising from bias, discrimination, racism, organizational structures and more. We embrace and derive our values from our diverse population to achieve our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
There is always more to do but we believe we are moving in the right direction.