When everyone can be their whole self, we all thrive.
 

Belonging begins with all of us

Scotiabank is investing in charities that provide opportunities for LGBT+ people, building inclusive workplaces, and providing financial planning advice tailored to LGBT+ people.

Supporting LGBT+ youth education and employment

To provide education support and employability training to access sustainable employment opportunities, we’re donating $225,000 over 3 years to Friends of Ruby. 

Supporting LGBT+ newcomers and refugees

To support programs to help access employment and educational opportunities, we’re donating $500,000 over 3 years to The 519. 

Supporting LGBT+ people in sports

To ensure safety and inclusion in sports for LGBT+ athletes, coaches and fans, we’ve donated $75,000 over the past 3 years to You Can Play. 

Supporting LGBT+ youth across Quebec

To support awareness of the diversity of sexual orientations and gender communities in schools outside of major urban centres, we’re donating $150,000 over 3 years to GRIS‐Montréal (Research and Social Intervention Group). 

Building inclusive workplaces at Scotiabank

Expanding medical benefits coverage

To support trans employees and their dependents in their journey to become their authentic selves, we’re expanding benefits coverage in Canada and US to include enhanced gender affirmation healthcare that isn’t covered under government health plans (e.g. voice surgery).

In Trinidad and Tobago, Scotiabank has also extended medical coverage to same-sex partners of employees, the first in the industry to include this benefit.

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. These standards provided a framework to develop a three-year action plan for Scotiabank to operationalize our commitment to LGBT+ inclusion. 

Expanding employee resource groups (ERGs) globally

LGBT+ employee resource groups (made up of LGBT+ leaders and employees at Scotiabank) have now expanded to London, UK and Trinidad and Tobago to foster safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT+ employees and customers.

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Interested in a career at Scotiabank? 

We strive to create an inclusive culture where every LGBT+ employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, thrive and belong.

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Tailored financial advice for everyone 

We aim to foster an inclusive environment where everyone can make the best financial decisions for their future. 
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