Take action for a more inclusive future today

Discover our inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives 

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Through the engagement of our dynamic employee resource groups and the actions we take every day with employees, clients and the communities we serve, we're committed to ensuring everyone has a fair opportunity at the Bank and in society at large.

To advance in this direction, we’re focusing our approach and our actions on fostering inclusion and equity, creating an environment that values the expression of visible and invisible differences and adapting our work methods. Our teams are more motivated and committed than ever to making a difference for our clients and society. Furthermore, their feeling of belonging directly supports this ambition. It contributes to employee wellbeing and productivity while stimulating innovation, which helps us play a key role in society.

Taking action for a more inclusive future will require us to show commitment and perseverance over the coming years, with support from our employees and the various communities we serve that enrich our society.

- Laurent Ferreira, President & Chief Executive Officer

Our vision

To create the most stimulating work environment in the country while simultaneously building an inclusive culture and a diverse talent pool to support our social commitments.

Our three-year action plan for 2024-2026 clearly defines the areas of action that we will focus on in the coming years, based on the following priorities:

  • An inclusive culture that is based on our guiding principles of being aware of and valuing our differences, eliminating obstacles, rolling out equity measures and adapting our approach to ensure each person has an equitable and inclusive experience.
  • Diverse teams that are representative of our clients and the communities we serve, and access to top talent.
  • A commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and being consistent in our actions with respect to employees, clients, the community and suppliers.

Our employees' well-being

National Bank greatly values the quality of the environment it offers employees and takes steps to promote an open, respectful workplace free from discrimination. The Bank has therefore drawn up policies and practices intended to ensure employment equity and respect for human rights while fighting workplace harassment and violence. 
As an employer, we do our utmost to ensure all our employees feel valued, realize their full potential and live their ambitions. The Bank doesn't tolerate any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, language, religion, as well as political or other opinions, ethnicity, national or social origins, wealth, birth or any other factors. 

Helping everyone succeed

Enabling our employees to live their ambitions in an inclusive culture means identifying their needs and taking specific actions to meet them. We've rolled out many initiatives to promote the inclusion and development of various employee groups: women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and LGBTQ2+ communities.

Our commitment to making National Bank a more inclusive and diverse company has been recognized on several occasions by external organizations. In 2023, the Bank received the Platinum Parity Certification for a fourth consecutive year. This honour from Women in Governance celebrates our efforts to achieve parity within our organization.

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Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Booklet

For more information on National Bank's achievements, partnerships and diversity data, please see our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Booklet entitled Take action for a more inclusive future today. The strategies, action areas and performance indicators in this booklet are derived from the Bank's three-year plan and reiterate our commitment to continuously improve our culture and practices.