At Scotiabank We are Proud

At Scotiabank, we believe that we are stronger because of our differences, not in spite of them. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive environment that reflects our differences and similarities and allows our employees and customers to feel safe, valued and connected.

As the new Executive Champion for Scotiabank Pride, I am a proud ally of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + community and firmly believe in the importance of raising my voice and being an active ally for this community as well as all diverse communities. It’s not enough to say what our values are - we need to live them. No matter where we operate, we are committed to respecting and appreciating all individuals because we know that both Scotiabank and our communities are stronger when our employees and customers can be their authentic selves.

Scotiabank is committed to LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and in the community wherever we operate. This commitment is the driving force behind the Bank’s support for many LGBT+ organizations globally such as Pride Connection Mexico, Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce Association, Start Proud, and Pride at Work Canada.

Scotiabank is proud to support pride and LGBT+ inclusion each and every day of the year. I encourage everyone to show their support and embrace the differences that bring us together. Happy Pride!

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John Doig
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Executive Champion, Scotiabank Pride

Showing global pride

Scotiabank’s global footprint gives us a unique opportunity to lead, fostering safe spaces for LGBT+ employees and customers, driving positive changes in the communities in which we operate. This year, we are celebrating pride globally in a number of ways including raising pride flags at corporate headquarters in Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Canada. We will also have hundreds of Scotiabankers marching in pride parades across Canada and globally throughout the summer.

Scotiabank Pride Mexico has also launched a campaign promoting the importance of being an ally. To help create awareness of this campaign, the employee resource group has planned reverse mentoring sessions with Vice President and Director-level leaders as well as various events and conferences including the second annual Pride Connection Summit. They kicked off the campaign with an employee video which included some very well-known Scotiabankers and senior leaders who shared their voices to support the LGBT+ community.

To learn more about Inclusion at Scotiabank click here

Committing to action for gender equality

Scotiabank’s internal “HeForShe@Scotiabank” movement encourages men to commit to making gender inclusion a priority. Through visible and vocal actions, they sponsor, develop and support gender equality and amplify women’s voices.