Workplace diversity


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At BMO, we celebrate diversity and see it as our strength. Across our operations – in our boardrooms, meeting rooms, branches, contact centres, and everywhere in between – our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps ensure that everyone at BMO feels valued, respected and heard.


BMO unveils new diversity and representation goals

BMO unveils new diversity and representation goals

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Forbes ranks BMO one of America's Best Employers for Women in 2020

Forbes ranks BMO one of America's Best Employers for Women in 2020

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Five BMO Bankers named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking list

Five BMO Bankers named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking list

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BMO earns 100 on 2020 Disability Equality Index for the fifth year in a row

BMO earns 100 on 2020 Disability Equality Index for the fifth year in a row

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Recognition for diversity and inclusion for BMO

Recognition for diversity and inclusion for BMO

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Return to Bay Street Program

Return to Bay Street Program

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BMO brings female leaders together with youth

BMO brings female leaders together with youth

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BMO Employment Equity Narrative Report for 2018

BMO Employment Equity Narrative Report for 2018

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BMO’s Catalyst Canada Honours Champions: Advocates for diversity

BMO’s Catalyst Canada Honours Champions: Advocates for diversity

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BMO Capital Markets Celebrates Diversity

BMO Capital Markets Celebrates Diversity

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The benefits of diversity and inclusion

Teams that are both diverse and inclusive attain higher levels of engagement, loyalty and growth – that diversity of thought leads to innovation and better decision-making. As a company that is founded on strong relationships, we know that diversity and inclusion help us better reflect different communities’ needs, goals and perspectives, so we are well-positioned to serve them.


Our diversity and inclusion strategy

Our Leadership Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (LCID), which comprises 25 senior executives from across the bank, has developed a bold, multi-year strategy to drive performance by excelling at diversity and inclusion. We are focused on achieving industry leadership by increasing diversity across all levels of the organization through ambitious workforce representation goals. Our employees have the option to participate in one of our 14 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which help foster an inclusive workplace by bringing together people with similar interests, values, or affinities.


Supporting diversity and inclusion beyond BMO

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion doesn’t stop at our doors. We support customers and communities through a range of initiatives, such as making banking more accessible to customers with disabilities, contributing to enterprise-wide and branch level celebrations of cultural expression, developing the first Registered Disability Savings Plan and sponsoring Toronto’s Pride and Remembrance Run. BMO is proud to foster inclusion in the communities where we do business, and to support the diversity of all our employees and customers.

In 2020, BMO was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth year in a row.

ERGs

Recognition for diversity and inclusion

BMO is proud to be a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion. Learn about our recent awards.

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Enterprise Resource Groups

Our 14 Enterprise Resource Groups (ERGs) support the recruitment, engagement and retention of employees from a variety of self-identifying communities.

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Representation Goals

Representation goals

Our ambitious workforce representation goals illustrate our industry leadership in workforce diversity.

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Accessibility

Accessibility

BMO is constantly working to remove barriers for our customers living with disabilities.

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Community Sponsorship

Community sponsorships

BMO’s community sponsorships support organizations that work to build communities and drive social change.

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