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. 

You belong here. Every month, every day.

Our commitment to the LGBT+ communities is year round. We invest in inclusive communities and workplaces, build strong partnerships with charities, and provide financial planning advice tailored to LGBT+ communities. 

About Scotiabank’s ERGs

About Scotiabank’s LGBT+ Communities Talent Program

Allyship in action

We’re committed to breaking down barriers together.

Providing resources and an environment in which trans employees can thrive


Scotiabank offers benefits coverage in Canada and the US including enhanced gender affirmation healthcare that isn’t covered under government plans. 

Helping LGBT+ newcomers and refugees start a new life in Canada


We are proud to support The 519 – a Toronto-based charity, community centre and service provider dedicated to serving LGBT+ communities and helping them resettle in Canada. 

Creating a roadmap for LGBT+ inclusion


In 2019, Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank to adopt the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. 

Allyship features 

At Scotiabank, allyship is 365 days a year. 

Our 2025 Public Commitment


Scotiabank renews its diversity and inclusion goals – focusing on underrepresented 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. 

Jumpstart Refugee Talent


A refugee-led, non-profit organization – Jumpstart Refugee Talent focuses on the financial empowerment of newly settled refugees in Canada. We are proud to support this organization with a commitment of $500,000 over the next 2 years.

"Real change happens not when a few Scotiabankers do a lot, but when every Scotiabanker commits to be an active ally to each other. Every single one of us has an accountability to be an ally through listening, education, and taking action that can be sustained."

 

– Barbara Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank

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