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BCLC Recognized for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Efforts

June 23, 2022


BCLC is proud to share that it has been recognized for advancing its efforts in Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DI&B). This week, HR Director Canada recognized BCLC as a 5-Star Diversity & Inclusion Employer for “going above and beyond” in fostering authentic inclusivity. 

BCLC was the only Canadian company recognized in the category for organizations with 500-2,499 employees. 

“As a social-purpose company, we work to generate win-wins for the greater good and fostering a more inclusive culture is an important part of how we do that for our people,” said Sandy Austin, Interim Chief People Officer, BCLC. “We are proud of what we have accomplished but acknowledge there is still progress to be made on our journey towards diversity, inclusion and belonging for all.”

In May 2022, BCLC was also named as a Leading Diversity and Inclusion Employer by the Canadian HR Reporter. Amongst our peers in the gaming industry, BCLC was also named in April 2022 as the North American winner of the EGR Awards in Diversity & Inclusion Model.

At BCLC, DI&B means investing in our people and building inclusive policies, processes and structures to foster a culture of inclusion that supports the growth and development of all employees. As an employer, it is our goal to create an environment free of discrimination and open to diverse perspectives, where all employees feel they are seen, heard and belong. As a business, we believe we must create experiences that are sensitive and responsive to the communities and players we serve. 

In 2021, BCLC launched a new DI&B policy which supports our values of respect, integrity and community and reaffirms our commitments to equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We recognize this will be an ongoing journey and that we have a lot of work ahead of us – and we are passionate and committed to doing our part.

For more information on our DI&B approach, team and employee-resource groups, visit bclc.com.