Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At Aplin Martin, we believe our strength lies in our differences, not similarities. We welcome people from diverse backgrounds and embrace different perspectives.
We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which we live, work and play. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the fact that, despite being a STEM organization where gender representation of females is known to be low, every fourth employee in our company is a female. And we know there’s room to improve this ratio in both technical and non-technical roles. What’s more - nearly half of our workforce identifies themselves as a visible minority, and can understand, speak, read or write a second language. Their collective know-how makes Aplin Martin a stronger community partner.
Working here means having access to regular opportunities to support, celebrate and come together as a community – from enjoying mouthwatering dishes from across the globe at an office potluck, to cheering for the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities during the pride month celebration, to learning about the rich culture and history of the Indigenous communities – diversity is ingrained in the fabric of our culture.
It is our goal to foster a supportive, diverse, and inclusive work environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We believe that diversity of thought and background drives innovation and creativity. This philosophy is echoed in our policies and practices regarding hiring, training, promotion, succession and all other areas of employment. Providing a safe space to all individuals and raising awareness among our team to enable and enhance an inclusive culture has been a top-of-mind priority for the senior leadership.
We offer educational programs that underpin our commitment to dignity, fairness, and equity. In addition to “Indigenous Cultural Awareness training”, our staff have undertaken the “Respect in the workplace” training, which includes a variety of topics such as discrimination, unconscious bias, microaggression, by-stander intervention. Our goal is to ensure that our staff feels empowered with the knowledge, tools, tips, and resources that allow them to play their part towards creating a respectful work culture.