McCarthy Tétrault Included in Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 6th Consecutive Year

Toronto, March 2, 2018 — As McCarthy Tétrault continues to focus on improving its diversity and inclusion efforts, Mediacorp Canada has once again recognized the firm as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2018. The firm has been included in this list every year since 2012.

“Diversity is one of the firm’s highest strategic priorities and a business imperative. It is a value that binds all of our people and inspires us to continuously improve as an organization,” said Chief Inclusion Officer David E. Platts. “We are proud to be a leading law firm in Canada that champions diversity through trendsetting and innovative initiatives.”

McCarthy Tétrault’s recent diversity initiatives and achievements include:

Ryerson University Diversity Leaders: McCarthy Tétrault co-sponsored and hosted a Diversity Leaders event in Toronto with Ryerson University. The event brought together close to 100 diverse lawyers to discuss representation on public and private boards.

University of British Columbia Deans’ Dialogue: McCarthy Tétrault hosted the first Deans’ Diversity Dialogue in Vancouver with the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria on the topic of Populist Politics and Diversity.

Board of Partners: Women comprise 50 per cent of the firm’s Board.

Expanded Diversity Training: McCarthy Tétrault developed a French-language Diversity and Inclusion Module available on our e-learning portal to be included in onboarding for new lawyers, students and staff.

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 list of top diversity employers is published annually by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals, directories and guides. It also features in a special magazine published in The Globe and Mail’s national edition.

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 as well as in New York City and 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.

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