Allyship for every future

At Scotiabank, allyship isn’t about a day, a week or a month.
Effective allyship involves actively pursuing inclusion 365 days a year.
Because when we advocate for each other, we rise together. 

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An ally is any person who actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion to create affirming and welcoming environments for everyone.

At Scotiabank, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture year-round. Because we believe everyone should be an ally,
and that everyone can benefit from having an ally – so let’s ally on, together. 

Honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools

Scotiabank stands in solidarity with Indigenous communities. This Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we're focused on listening and ongoing education to learn the Truths of Indigenous experiences and take meaningful action towards sustained Reconciliation.

About Scotiabank’s ERGs

Scotiabank’s 2022 ESG Report

Allyship in action

We’re committed to breaking down barriers together.

Mandatory training

Scotiabank partnered with the Indigenous Employee Resource Group, Indigenous employees and an Indigenous consultant to generate content for the mandatory training module on Indigenous Cultural Competency. This module helps prepare Scotiabankers to be stronger partners to our Indigenous colleagues, communities and customers. 

Connecting students with Indigenous role models provides a path forward

Scotiabank is proud to support Connected North – a program that offers immersive and interactive education services to over 30,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in remote communities across Canada.

“Every Child Matters” by Phyllis Jack Webstad 

Scotiabank is honoured to support Medicine Wheel Publishing and Phyllis Jack Webstad, on the release of her new book  “Every Child Matters”. The children’s book tells the story of Webstad’s first-hand experience as a child in the residential school system. Scotiabank has committed to the purchase and distribution of 2,500 books with the focus on all Indigenous schools and Indigenous educators across Turtle Island. By doing so, we hope to help support Webstad’s important message to Indigenous children, ‘You Matter’.

Allyship features 

At Scotiabank, allyship is 365 days a year. 

Our 2025 Public Commitment

Scotiabank renews its diversity and inclusion goals ­– focusing on Equity Deserving employees and annual milestones to reach its Canadian goals.

hockey for all

We believe Canada’s game should be for all Canadians. That’s why Scotiabank is on a mission to make hockey more diverse, more inclusive and more accessible for all. 

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies 

The School’s Experiential Empowerment & Development (SEED) Initiative is supported by a $2-million community investment from ScotiaRISE. This certificate program will arm students who are newcomers, refugees, and other Equity Deserving communities with essential career-building skills and personalized career coaching.

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