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. 

Representation matters year-round

We’re dedicated to being an ally to the Black community every month of the year, not just during Black History Month. At Scotiabank, we’re advancing the inclusion of Black employees and the Black community through providing development opportunities, creating a pipeline of diverse talent and through community investment. 

About Scotiabank’s ERGs

About Scotiabank’s Black Professionals 

Allyship in action

We’re committed to breaking down barriers together.

Support for Black-Led Businesses 

Scotiabank is proud to support Black-led businesses through access to financial solutions, advice, and the benefit of offers from Bank partners.

Support for equity in healthcare 

Scotiabank has committed $1 million over the next five years to support the Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO).

Reaffirming our commitment to inclusion

Scotiabank signed the BlackNorth Initiative CEO pledge, outlining seven goals for organizations aimed at helping to end systemic racism and creating opportunities for underrepresented communities.

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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