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Chorus Aviation Inc. (Chorus) has announced that Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the seventh consecutive year in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
“We are very proud to be ranked as one of the Best Diversity Employers in Canada for the seventh year in a row,” said Colin Copp, president of Jazz.
“For Jazz, diversity is not a program. It is core to the makeup of our people and business. Facilitating inclusion by acknowledging the unique and diverse perspectives of all individuals creates one incredible team of employees–something we celebrate.”
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers is an annual competition that recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
These include successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual (LGBT) people.
In recognizing Jazz with this award, the editors of Mediacorp praised the airline for the following initiatives:
- The development of a corporate strategy to support mental health in the workplace, including participation in the Not Myself Today program in order to build greater awareness and understand of mental health;
- Jazz created a dedicated Aboriginal recruitment web page and works with a number of community partners to reach out to Aboriginal candidates. Additionally, members of the company’s Aboriginal employee resource group offer mentoring to students from First Nations Technical Institute and Confederation College;
- The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity, a $3,000 scholarship awarded to a full-time student in their final year who self identifies as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority or female for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism.