Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) are important parts of our continued success, and allows us to harness different perspectives to build better business outcomes.
At Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, we view DEIB as the inclusion of people of different ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities and sexual orientations.
We believe that to attract, retain, and motivate high-quality individuals, we must foster an environment that reflects and embraces the people and communities in which we live and work. We endeavour to create a collaborative, supportive and respectful environment, where we understand, accept and value differences between people. We value having a diverse and inclusive workforce and recognize that it is a key component to driving our continued business success.
CC&L Financial Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or expression, disability or age.
We recognize that in order for DEIB to be meaningful, it must be continuously examined, discussed and supported, through openness to listening to new voices and approaches. As part of our commitment to diversity, CC&L Financial Group supports two-way dialogue through employee events and celebrations, as well as creating development opportunities for communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in our industry.
In 2021, CC&L Financial Group launched an internship program working with partner organizations to provide paid internship opportunities and experience in the asset management industry for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students. This internship opportunity supports potential candidates in gaining valuable skills and experience while working at one of the largest private asset management firms in Canada.
In March 2021, the CC&L Foundation launched a scholarship program for diverse students. This scholarship will help alleviate some of the financial barriers that limit access to higher education that can disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous, female, LGBTQ+ and disabled students.