CWB Financial Group

Diversity and inclusion: best practices

Our communities are diverse, and so are we.

Happy CWB employees

We see the combination of diversity and inclusion as essential to business. Combined and encouraged, they benefit individuals, teams, companies and the community. An important part of our corporate culture, we aim to have a workplace as diverse as the communities in which we live and work.

We believe every person should have a fair opportunity for employment and advancement while working in a safe and respectful work environment. We strive to allow individuals to be individuals. 

CWB Financial Group Code of Conduct - Living Our Values - This comprehensive overview of CWB’s corporate values and guiding principles clearly defines the ethical standards that are integrated within our culture. Every employee of CWB Financial Group is expected to embrace these values throughout their employment.    

Workplace Discrimination, Bullying, Harassment & Violence Policy – Outlines our commitment to a safe and respectful workplace, provides definitions for clarification and offers clear direction on what to do when faced with these types of situations.

Accommodation Policy – Outlines our ‘duty to accommodate’ and means that sometimes it’s necessary to treat someone differently to be fair.

Employment Equity Policy – CWB Financial Group’s employment equity policy defines and outlines the reasons for employment equity and our commitment to fair opportunity, regardless of any factor unrelated to skill and ability. 

Bias Awareness Selection Guide – Used to reduce unintentional bias or assumptions that could influence CWB Financial Group’s selection process when hiring and promoting. This tool was designed to help CWB Financial Group be proactive in creating a culture of inclusiveness and consistent fair selection practice. 

Fair and Inclusive Event Guide - Covers some best practices in the areas of diversity, inclusion and fairness to consider prior to and during an event; it outlines many circumstances to consider when planning an event so that proactive measures and accommodations are made when necessary and possible. 

Respect in the Workplace – CWB Financial Group provides Respect in the Workplace training.  All employees are required to complete a 90 minute learning session that focuses on recognizing and responding to instances of workplace discrimination, bullying and harassment.

CWB Financial Group’s Employment Equity Committee – This group’s role is to promote and support improvements to our practices, with respect to employment equity, inclusion and diversity.

Accessibility reviewsWe have a collaborative team that works hard to ensure accessibility at all our locations. 

Recruiting practices – Our goal is to make sure that any posted career opportunity is accessible to as many people as possible. When selecting candidates, our hiring managers are trained to fairly review each candidate based on skill, ability and experience. 

Learning and development – Our learning and development team makes sure all employees have access to career planning and development opportunities to achieve their potential. 


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