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Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Place for Everyone

We’re stronger as a company and a country when everyone is included and empowered.

We’re proud to have associates from all different backgrounds and experiences. In fact, in 2020 we were honoured to be named one of the most diverse workplaces in Canada in a survey of Canadian consumers.

We continue to leverage the strength of our diverse associate base and advocate for a more inclusive society, better reflecting our communities.

Our world is changing and we recognize the importance of awareness and strive to make our policies equitable. The pledge to uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion makes us the strongest team possible. Being seen, heard and respected is ingrained throughout the company-diversity and inclusion is not just an initiative, it’s part of our DNA.

Our Vision: Everyone Included!

Our Aspiration: To be a diverse, inclusive, and equitable place where every associate can fulfill their potential regardless of where they got their start, or their unique characteristics. To advocate and drive systemic change to build more inclusive communities across Canada.

Our Pillars:

  • Education
  • Empowerment through Employment and Career Mobility
  • Criminal Justice and Social Impact
  • Supplier Diversity Procurement

Find out how Walmart Canada is tireless in its commitment to creating workplaces where everyone is accepted.
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Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at a glance
•	Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DILC) Accountability for progress on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives supported by our Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer at Walmart Canada
•	Women in retail. Since 2010, our WIR Program has been championing development, education, and networking for our internal talent. 
•	We’ve watched WIR flourish across Walmart International markets, including Argentina, China, the United Kingdom and Africa. 
•	Our percentage of female Store Managers has doubled since launch. 
•	The WIR program has expanded to Store Support Centre and Logistics and Fleet associates. 
•	Our program has been recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal and HBR.org. \

Active supporter of LGBTQ communities in Canada. More than 900 of our associates march in the Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal Pride Parades. 
Events & Engagement

Cultural Awareness Day. Associates are encouraged to celebrate cultures around the world with food, dress and entertainment across our stores, distribution centres, and head office. 
Listening sessions and Courageous Conversations. A panel series that explores different facets of diversity. 

In 2019, Walmart Canada held the first ever Canadian WEConnect Supplier Diversity Forum. This even connected 100 female entrepreneurs with Walmart Canada merchants. In recognition, we received the WEConnect International 2019 Canadian Supplier Diversity Champion Award.

  • Award Recognition:
    SRG Diversity and Inclusion Awards

    #1 Top of Mind Inclusion & Diversity Employer by SRG

    Nationally, Walmart Canada is recognized as a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion. In a D&I survey, respondents voted Walmart Canada as the top employer of a diverse workforce—something they see reflected in stores and in advertising.