Diversity and Inclusion

Valuing differences without barriers

Canada's best Diversity Employer 2014

Diversity and Inclusion at PwC is about recognizing, respecting and valuing the diverse talents of our people and leveraging that diversity to deliver the highest value for our people and our clients.

Our vision is to foster a fair and equitable environment that embraces different ideas, perspectives and experiences, and where all of our people can develop to their full potential regardless of background or personal circumstances.

Our commitment is to leverage the richness of our talents to drive greater performance at our clients, at our firm and in our communities.

Bill McFarland

“Having diversity of thought around the decision-making table, through diverse backgrounds and experiences, moves us from traditional thinking to truly dynamic and innovative leadership”

Bill McFarland, CEO, PwC Canada

Lori-Ann Beausoleil

“PwC’s vision of an inclusive corporate culture means embracing differences without barriers; creating a culture where diversity is viewed as a strength and differences are leveraged will make us a more dynamic and innovative organization.”

Lori-Ann Beausoleil, Chief Inclusion Officer, PwC Canada


Diversity Awards (2013-2014)

We are proud to be recognized and celebrated for the following:

  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers
  • Catalyst Canada Honours, Business Leader Champion
  • Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women: Women's Executive Network
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Building a Culture of Inclusion

Over the last few years we have made significant progress building a corporate culture that ensures differences are not only recognized, but also valued and fully utilized. Here are just some of the initiatives that contribute to PwC’s reputation as a leader in inclusion and diversity.

PwC is committed to developing leaders who role model inclusive behaviour and communicate our committment to diversity and inclusion. We are proud of the diverse representation within our leadership teams and are committed to mirroring the diversity of our people, clients and communities.

We recognize the important role that mentoring plays in effective and sustainable career management.

PwC fosters a culture of coaching and mentoring which helps develop our people to their fullest potential, drive career growth and prepare them for new opportunities. Our leadership further supports our inclusion agenda by enabling our emerging leaders to advance their skills through executive mentoring and getting women on board programs, as well as new initiatives that see us working at the grass roots level with students. This investment in our people creates sustainable change and opportunities for the next pipeline of leaders.

Employee Resource Circles
Our Employee Resource Circles (ERC) are networks of partners, staff and allies who share a common set of interests, goals and objectives. ERCs exist for the betterment of our firm, our people and our communities. Members engage in activities and initiatives which build and strengthen relationships between our people, clients and communities. Activities range from industry experts sharing advice and lessons learned to fundraising and volunteering with our clients for community and charitable causes.

Our Employee Resource Circles include:

  • Black Professionals Circle
  • GLEE (Gay, Lesbian and Everyone Else)
  • Latin Connection
  • Women Upfront

For more information or to connect with our circles, email us.

Advancement of Women
PwC understands that gender differences matter. Both our People and Market strategies reflect that through innovative approaches to talent development, work-life flexibility and targeted market sponsorships. Our commitment to advancing women is paying off - more than half of the firm's new hires each year are women and women representation at the partner level continues to increase. To support our women’s career growth, we provide mentoring, board governance education, women in leadership programs and sponsorship opportunities that align with their professional needs. Organizations we are affiliated with include Catalyst Canada, Women’s Executive Network (WXN) and Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

Engaging our Clients and Communities

PwC understands that diversity and inclusion is essential to delivering the highest value for our clients and communities. We work with our clients to understand what’s important to them and the markets they serve. Our commitment is to leverage the richness of our talents to drive greater performance both with our clients and our communities.


Learning from our clients…how inclusion drives market leadership.
In conversation with Paul Farrow, SVP, Goldcorp


PwC talks Diversity and Inclusion with Dream Global Reit