We put inclusion & diversity at the heart of the way we work.
Accenture’s 2022 Canada workforce demographics
At Accenture, we continue to take actions that advance our unwavering commitment to equality for all, with zero tolerance for racism, bigotry and hate of any kind. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top, and we strive to create an environment where our people can feel comfortable, be themselves, and contribute in an open and meaningful way.
Although we've made considerable progress, there is more that can and must be done. We closely examine every aspect of our workplace experience and collaborate with our ever-growing Employee Resource Groups to drive change, leading to concrete steps. These include developing a roadmap and long-term strategy for addressing and overcoming systemic racism in a more strategic way, setting goals to build a workforce and leadership that better reflects the diversity of our workforce in Canada, and working with Indigenous partners towards raising awareness about Indigenous communities, their rich history and culture, and the role that Accenture can play in reconciliation.
Charting our progress
In 2016, Accenture in Canada began publishing comprehensive data about its workforce. Every year since, we’ve shared our workforce composition including our demographics focusing on gender, race and ethnicity, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTIQ+ and current or former military service members. As we continue to lead with transparency, this year, we have expanded our reporting, introducing additional categories and intersectional data.
Since we began reporting our data we’ve made great strides, including:
Expanding our reporting this year to include data, points beyond gender for executive level as well as a newly published section for managing directors.
Increasing the representation of executive women by 4.2 percentage points, persons with disabilities by 4.1 percentage points and Indigenous peoples by 0.4 percentage points.
Setting ambitious internal workforce representation goals across nine key dimensions of diversity.
Continuing to work towards Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Offering candidates the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify at the application stage across different dimensions of diversity.
Cultivating an innovation mindset as we raise the bar on our recruitment, retention, and talent development programs to help fulfill inclusion & diversity goals.
The passion our people at Accenture have for equality and making positive, impactful change has never been stronger. We continue to attract and retain diverse people as we grow and develop next generation talent.
We are one of Canada's Best Diversity employers and while I'm proud of what we have accomplished, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. We will continue to be transparent, and we will not stop until we have achieved our goal of becoming the most inclusive, equitable and diverse company in Canada.
David and Caroline
President, Accenture Canada
Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture Canada
President, Accenture Canada
Accenture’s Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) program removes barriers, addresses biases – both conscious and unconscious, and fosters an inclusive culture of equality where all individuals can be their best selves, thereby driving our innovation, growth and performance.
Managing Director – Inclusion & Diversity, Canada
Our community partners
Our commitment to Indigenous Communities in Canada
As part of Accenture’s Key I&D Priority to educate and raise awareness about Canada’s Indigenous communities and their rich history and culture, we have signed a 5-year agreement with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) to dedicate spaces across Accenture’s Canadian offices as ‘Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Legacy Spaces’.
DWF is part of Gord Downie’s legacy, a commitment to improving the lives of First Peoples in Canada. In collaboration with the Wenjack Family, the goal of the Fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education, and action. Learn more about DWF and the Legacy Spaces program.