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Message from Bill Morris

At Accenture, we have an underlying belief that inclusion and diversity are real drivers for innovation in our business and for our clients’ businesses. We are focused on fostering diversity across our organization and we are actively listening to our people so that we can continue to create an environment where everyone feels they belong.

In 2016, we launched the Canadian Diversity Council made up of senior Canadian leaders. The council drives I&D leadership accountability down through to their teams and conducts their business through the lens of diversity, including modelling inclusive behavior, setting diversity targets, and holding each other accountable.

To foster more collaboration and because transparency creates trust, we annually release our demographics for gender, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal peoples.

In terms of gender diversity, the total number of women at Accenture in Canada at Dec. 31, 2016, was 1,651, or 43 percent of the workforce, compared with 1,677 women, or 44 percent of the Canadian workforce, at Dec. 31, 2015. The number of female executives held steady at 30 percent.

Consistent with our global scorecard, in Canada we are developing a scorecard to measure our gender mix, recruitment mix, attrition gap, and promotion yield gap to provide our Canadian leaders with insight into how well we are able to recruit, retain, engage and advance women.

On behalf of the people of Accenture, I commit to deliver on our aspiration to be the most inclusive and diverse company, where all of our people are empowered to lead and can be successful, both professionally and personally.


Canada President and Senior Managing Director

Employees support our Not Myself Today campaign in support of mental health

Employees support our Not Myself Today campaign in support of mental health

Our Award-Winning Culture

Diversity logos

Influential Women

Congratulations to Accenture's Claudia Thompson, who was recognized as one WXN's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 (2016), and to Lauren Rooney, who received the Young Women in Energy Award (2016).


 
Accenture Canada Top 100 Most Powerful Women Accenture Canada Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Our Employee Resource Groups

Our culture of inclusion and diversity is fostered by our Canadian employee resource groups – vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work. We have six employee resource groups in Canada with local chapters in most cities.

Aboriginal Peoples

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 

Accent on Enablement

Men

Military

Women


Celebrations of Diversity

We recognize and celebrate our differences and heritages with events throughout the year. From observing internationally-recognized days, such as International Women’s Day, National Aboriginal Day and National Mental Health Week, our people come together with our clients and our communities to learn from each other, promote understanding and be inspired.


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Learning and Development Opportunities

Training is one of the most effective ways we can make inclusion and diversity part of our culture. Accenture offers a variety of assets designed to educate individuals, promote inclusion and diversity in the workplace and prepare our people to deliver high performance through a diverse workforce.

The three themes that guide Accenture's Inclusion & Diversity education program are:

  • Educate, retain and inspire our people;
  • Develop our diverse workforce; and
  • Enable our people to foster an inclusive environment.


   

   

  

Our Workforce in Canada

2016

Total Canadian Employees
3,8591

 
 

Visible Minorities2

45.1%

Aboriginal Peoples2

1.2%

Persons with Disabilities2

5.4%


1Employees of Accenture Inc., Accenture Business Services for Utilities Inc., Accenture Business Services British Columbia LP., Hytracc Consulting Canada and PCO Innovation Canada Inc.

2Data for Aboriginal peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities is based on self-reporting in each of these designated groups drawn from the Canadian federal government Employment Equity Survey. Accenture has reported data to the Canadian federal government based on Accenture Inc.

Data as of December 2016.

 
 

1Employees of Accenture Inc., Accenture Business Services for Utilities Inc., Accenture Business Services British Columbia LP., Hytracc Consulting Canada and PCO Innovation Canada Inc.

Data as of December 2016.


Workforce Changes Year-Over-Year (Percent)

2015

2016

Change

Women

44.1%

42.8%

-1.3%

Men

55.9%

57.2%

+1.3%