At Definity, our goal is to empower employees across our family of companies to shape our culture to be truly reflective of our customers across Canada and the values we uphold. We support a working environment that enables the full potential of our employees and business by tapping into the unique perspectives and experiences of our people.

Executive sponsorship

Each member of our Executive Leadership Team plays an important role in sponsoring inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at Definity.

  • Rowan Saunders, our President and CEO, is our executive sponsor for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. He is also a mentor to the Chair of our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Advisory Committee (IDEAAC).
  • Several members of our Executive Leadership Team are also executive sponsors and participate on our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Advisory Committee (IDEAAC).
  • All other members of our Executive Leadership Team are mentors to our Employee Group Chairs, while our Employee Group Chairs are reverse mentors to them.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Advisory Committee

Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Advisory Committee (IDEAAC) is made up of employees who reflect different functions, regions, levels, and lived experiences across our business. IDEAAC is aligned to our overall company direction and plays a prominent role in establishing our diversity and inclusion strategy, plan, and measures, as well as in initiating efforts that make us more inclusive.

Employee Groups

Our Employee Groups (EGs) advocate for awareness, identify barriers and opportunities for inclusion, hold diversity and inclusion events, and champion the advancement of equity-seeking groups into leadership roles. The invitation to join our Employee Groups is open to employees at all levels to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment.

Anti-Racism

The Anti-Racism EG identifies opportunities to eliminate racism, remove systemic barriers, and promote inclusion for employees who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) and/or Asian. This includes advancing awareness and education, advocating for leadership opportunities, and planning commemorative events such as Black History Month.

LGBTQ+

The LGBTQ+ EG identifies opportunities to create a more inclusive workplace for our LGBTQ+ community. This group provides awareness and education on topics such as gender-neutral language and pronouns, champions for leadership opportunities, and holds celebrations for Pride-related initiatives.

Women’s Leadership Impact Group (WLIG)

The Women’s Leadership Impact Group (WLIG) identifies opportunities for inclusion and the advancement of women in leadership roles. This group leads celebrations for International Women's Day and provides awareness and education about women’s issues and contributions.

Multiculture

The Multiculture EG finds opportunities for inclusion for newcomers to Canada, including launching a name pronunciation tool to support all employees. This group advocates for leadership opportunities for its community, promotes the recognition of the many cultures that are reflected in our workplace, and organizes celebrations for events such as World Cultural Diversity Day.

Our valued partners

Definity works with partners to foster an inclusive workplace. These partners offer a variety of services, including providing education and resources and holding events to celebrate and advance diversity.