McCarthy Tétrault Celebrates Fifth Year as a Leading Diversity Employer
Toronto, March 28, 2017 –Committed more than ever to diversity and inclusion, McCarthy Tétrault is very proud to celebrate a milestone recognition: being named for the fifth consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
“We have created, and strive to improve on a daily basis, a welcoming environment for firm members, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, colour or social background,” said Chief Inclusion Officer David E. Platts. “Diversity builds a stronger work environment, and our clients continue to benefit from the richest ideas born of a respectful, supportive, and accepting climate that allows us to address their unique legal challenges.”
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes Canadian employers that implement exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. The selection process looks specifically for employers with strong initiatives supporting women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual (LGBT) people.
The commitment to diversity and inclusion at McCarthy Tétrault reflects an innovative and progressive approach that incorporates initiatives into daily operations. Attracting the most dedicated and highly talented people from all communities ensures the highest level of professional service. It also allows the firm to connect directly with the needs of its clients and communities, and to bring forward the richest ideas that come from a respectful and vibrant environment.
McCarthy Tétrault’s recent diversity programs and initiatives include:
- First-ever Chambers Canada Diversity Award: In 2016, McCarthy Tétrault and Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) were awarded the first-ever Chambers Canada Diversity Award in recognition of an exploratory mission to Guatemala with LWBC where two of the firm’s associates examined the plight of the country’s LGBT community.
- Board of Partners: Women comprise 50 per cent of the firm’s Board.
- Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative: In 2016, McCarthy Tétrault became the first Canadian law firm to partner with the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative established by former prime minister Paul Martin. Among the firm’s commitments is a pilot mentoring program with First Nations students for lawyers and staff.
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers is published by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals, directories and guides. For more information, see: http://www.canadastop100.com/diversity/
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.
Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.