Second year in a row CIBC has been awarded the honour
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) - CIBC has been recognized as one of Canada's Best
Diversity Employers for 2012. This is the second consecutive year CIBC
has received the honour, which recognizes employers who have
exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
"At CIBC, we strongly believe that a workplace that values and includes
individual differences enhances our effectiveness as a bank," said
Jackie Moss, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. "The unique
skills and experiences that our employees bring to the team at CIBC
translate into how we help our clients achieve what matters to them
each and every day."
Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers who have
exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs for women,
members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal
peoples, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual (LGBT)
CIBC is committed to providing a fair and inclusive work environment and
was recognized for the following initiatives and programs.
Hosts an annual Diversity Congress to present CIBC's employment equity
and diversity plan to key stakeholders.
Organizes a month-long celebration of diversity and inclusion across all
of the bank's operations.
Provides employees with internal support through eight Employee Affinity
Networks, which provide a forum for groups, such as the Asian employee
network, Black employee network, and a Pride network for LGBT employees
to build professional connections, share common interests and receive
mentoring. The Employee Affinity Networks recently introduced a
collaborative mentoring program across all affinity groups to match
employees with members of different networks.
Participates in career events and conferences hosted by community
organizations such as Skills for Change and JVS Toronto.
CIBC is also proud of many of its other diversity initiatives including:
CIBC's online People Manager Diversity Toolkit, which is designed to
help managers incorporate diversity into their daily activities and
provide them with an array of useful diversity-related materials and
information to foster an inclusive workplace.
CIBC's careers website, which provides job streams for candidates from
various walks of life to help them learn about resources and placement
opportunities so they can find their ideal role.
CIBC's Workplace Accommodation program which provides people managers
with accommodation guidelines and the support of a full-time program
manager who consults on accommodation requests.
CIBC has also been recognized as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate
Cultures, one of Canada's Best Employers for New Canadians for four
consecutive years, and one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers.
Canada's Best Diversity Employers are selected by editors at Mediacorp
Canada Inc., with assistance from specialists at TWI Inc., a diversity
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range
of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking
network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the
United States and around the world. You can find other news releases
and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website
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