Diversity & Inclusion

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The masks of an Asian Canadian in advertising

Carson Kwok explains how different cultural understandings lead to an exhausting standard for Asian talent to meet.

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New COO among Ethnicity Matters’ growing ranks

Mandates from GoDaddy, Danone and Rogers are driving expansion across departments at the multicultural agency.

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Fido gives diverse musicians a louder voice ahead of the Grammys

The telco’s latest community-focused initiative includes a web series with BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ artist interviews and performances.

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Women of colour feel less welcome in marketing

A CMA survey shows a gap between how marketers as a whole and their non-white, female peers feel about their workplaces.

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Neale’s Sweet ‘n Nice tells the story of its (real) founder

Juniper Park’s incubator for BIPOC-owned businesses helps the ice cream brand express its identity ahead of expansion.

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What it’s like to be BIPOC in advertising, according to the data

POCAM’s survey points to a dire need for mentorship and for companies to take the impacts of microaggressions seriously.

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CSR reaches a tipping point

How the events of 2020 hastened the rise of stakeholder capitalism and reshaped the meaning of corporate purpose.

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Why we may have hit ‘peak purpose’

For companies like Scotiabank and Loblaw, it’s no longer good enough to simply express corporate values.

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Around 90% of Wealthsimple employees see D&I progress

From the C-Suite newsletter: The fintech provides an update on the impact of its initiatives.

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Jackson-Triggs wants wine culture to be more inclusive

The Arterra brand is using the voice that comes with being the top wine in the country to break down old barriers.

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The anti-Black racism fight can’t be ‘business as usual’

Proof’s Bunmi Adeoye explains why Black talent feel like momentum has been lost, and how to fix it in 2021.

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Most-read of 2020: Magazine

The most popular stories from our print edition include features on companies like Bell, Telus, Sobeys and Knix, plus how brands are adapting to a gender-fluid future.

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Harry Rosen and Masai Ujiri team up

The brand responds to calls for retailers to diversify their shelves with a capsule collection alongside the Toronto Raptors president.

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Why ‘making the business case’ is vital to reaching Black consumers

Ethnicity’s Howard Lichtman explains how brands under-valuing an entire community has led to a massive knowledge gap.

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AV Communications launches multicultural marketing platform

Ethnihub is meant to address gaps in consumer research.