Red River College named Canada’s Best Diversity Employer for 2017

Red River College has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the third year in a row. This prestigious recognition – awarded today to 65 organizations across the country – highlights employers that stand out through their efforts to create diverse, inclusive workplaces. Now in its 10th year, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes the nation’s leaders in creating inclusive workplaces for employees from five diverse groups: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples.

Red River College has many initiatives that encourage diversity and inclusion. At Diversity and Intercultural Services, we are proud to contribute to this work with the LGBTT* Initiative.

As leaders in post-secondary education in Manitoba we saw a need to create a welcoming and supportive environment for the LGBTT* community. We saw this as a priority, and Red River College established the LGBTT* Initiative in September 2010. Since then, we have been at the heart of the LGBTT* community through our efforts in advancing the understanding of diversity among students, employees and the community at large.

The LGBTT* Initiative offers a variety of educational opportunities to increase awareness, respect and inclusiveness for the LGBTT* community, including Ally trainings, awareness workshops, online educational resources, and participation in community events.