We empower growth through awareness, understanding and education for all

DE&I learning journey

DE&I learning is lifelong. We provide opportunities to our professionals and consultants to add to their skills, awareness and expertise in navigating the current DE&I landscape, recognize and address bias, and ultimately, build diverse teams and lead inclusively. Our learning opportunities focuses on going beyond knowledge into action-oriented outcomes.

Attracting diverse talent

Our people are our greatest assets. We are committed to attracting, developing and growing diverse talent within our organization, and that starts from where we source our talent. We have partnered with organizations such as Women in Leadership Foundation, Indigenous Links Canada, Equitek, Talent Beyond Boundaries and Pride at Work to highlight our key roles. Please visit our Career site to see how you can join our growing CGI network.

We progress through partnership by influencing equitable change within our business and local communities

STEM for success

STEM is for everyone. We continue to expand our STEM capabilities and outreach to underrepresented communities, focusing on encouraging our leaders of tomorrow to pursue careers in IT, and to pave the path for a more inclusive and diverse industry. We have also curated a STEM@Home program to help our professionals and consultants continue to encourage STEM learning during the pandemic. Read more

Influencing an industry evolution

It is our responsibility to influence a positive change in our industry. Working alongside our clients and partners, we are committed to creating real, actionable change in our communities. This includes advocating for digital inclusion, and leveraging our IT and business expertise through social impact projects and contributing to local economic growth initiatives.

We take action to create a workplace that reflects the diverse communities around us

Our Representation Goals – 50-30 Challenge

Representation matters. Creating a workplace that reflects the diverse communities around us and growing diversely at all levels of the organization, including in our leadership teams is a key pillar of our strategy. To create a real impact, we have decided to pledge to the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge – committing to having 50% female and 30% minority representation on our leadership teams. Striving towards this aspirational goal is our promise to all our professionals and consultants and our communities at large.

Measuring our progress

What gets measured, and the results made visible, gets done. We understand that progress requires accountability. We are committing to measuring our DE&I success through transparency reports, leaders scorecards, and most importantly, through the feedback we receive from our professionals and consultants.

We celebrate belonging, so all of us are seen, heard and valued

Affinity groups

Member-led, member-focused. We encourage and support a sense of community for our professionals and consultants. Our affinity groups provide a safe place everyone who share a common bond, and are enthusiastic about raising awareness and building bridges. Our BAIM (Black, Asian, Indigenous and Minorities), Women of CGI in Canada, and LGBTQ2IA+ and allies affinity groups help to supplement an engaging and fulfilling work experience.

Committing to inclusive practices

We practice inclusivity. We are committed to empowering our professionals and consultants with inclusive business practices, from how we hire, develop and grow our organization. We are on a journey to ensure all our policies, programs and practices are fair, consistent and most importantly, inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Affinity Groups at CGI

We are proud to collaborate with industry influencers, DE&I advocates and organizations that are helping CGI progress towards our DE&I goals. These partnerships ensure we create real impact and provide the best support for our consultants and professionals, and our CGI as a whole,  to grow diversely We continue to build these partnerships, both at a local and national level, as part of our commitment to influence equitable change in our communities. For a complete list of partnerships or to learn more about our community involvement, please contact us as DiversityandInclusion.Canada@cgi.com.

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Proud to be rewarded

At CGI, we strive to create an environment of continuous learning that supports our professionals’ careers while ensuring equal opportunity for all. This year, our operations in Canada received a number of top recognitions as testament of our commitment to constantly improve our professionals’ experience and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.