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Seasons Encourages Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Author and Public Speaker Stephen R. Covey says, “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” June marks many significant celebrations and contributions, including Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month, and Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Diversity, equity, and inclusion should be a priority for every company, allowing everyone, regardless of their position, to feel supported in all areas of the workplace. Building teams from varying backgrounds improve employee experience and enhances productivity. Access to a global talent pool can boost a positive corporate culture, leading to enhanced decision-making and productivity, higher employee engagement, increased creativity and innovation, and a more robust company reputation.

Seasons Retirement Communities wants its team members to feel connected to their work and genuinely cared about by their management and coworkers, so they can positively change the lives of those who live and work with them. Seasons strives to create a collaborative and inclusive environment welcoming everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, citizenship, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspects which make people who they are.

Seasons is comprised of individuals committed to advancing and cultivating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion because they believe it helps them connect better with each other, care for one another, and effect positive change. The company believes people can be more compassionate, creative, and successful when supported, respected, and celebrated. “Being surrounded by staff who have the same values and genuinely care about others is incredible and has empowered me to be the best version of myself inside and outside of Seasons,” shares Concierge Taylor.

Seasons remains committed to ensuring that these policies are infused into the culture of their retirement communities. They lean on their company vision Connect. Care. Change™ as they continue along this path. Seasons is consistently working to elevate the employee voice and evaluate their experience at the organization; they are learning what gaps exist in their intentions from direct team member feedback.

There are also actions that they are enacting immediately, including:

  • Assessing policies and procedures against DEI best practices to ensure fairness for all;
  • Ensuring their recruitment and hiring practices eliminate any risk of racism, discrimination, and bias;
  • Eradicating any intentional or unintentional racial profiling in their recruitment process;
  • Engaging in deep listening and discovery, gathering more data to understand the employee experience better;
  • Raising awareness and understanding, creating learning resources for team members, and offering leadership coaching and support;
  • Regularly identifying and celebrating DEI-related wins and achievements across the organization.

Seasons remains committed to ratifying meaningful change. The organization unequivocally condemns racism, discrimination, and bias and has zero tolerance for these acts. Policies are implemented to protect those who choose to work or live with them, as they intend to create a space where people feel welcomed, safe, respected, and valued. Seasons, a proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), will continue this conversation as they progress in learning and endorsing change, allowing them to achieve and sustain a fair climate for all.

Since 2020, Seasons has been certified as a Great Place to Work®. This certification is based on direct feedback from their employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. Seasons is also proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, an honour they have held since 2021. These awards recognize the company’s commitment to excellence and the critical work their team members contribute each day.

Companies that create cultures where people feel connected to each other and the organization’s goals allow employees to feel comfortable and more confident at work, contributing to a shared purpose and creating a sense of belonging. To learn more about Seasons’ assurance to creating a collaborative and inclusive work culture and the invaluable work you would accomplish while creating impactful connections and making meaningful memories, please apply today by visiting their website and viewing all available job positions. As Leasing Manager Amanda mentions, “If you want to work where you feel appreciated, supported, and enjoy making a difference, it’s the right fit for you.”

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