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Fiona Macfarlane
Managing Partner for BC, Chief Inclusiveness Officer

Leadership Profile

WHO WE ARE

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we are committed to building a better working world, with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.

WHY WE’RE INVOLVED

EY has a long history of a culture that supports and welcomes all people, inclusive of those with a disability. The notion began with EY’s founder, Arthur Young, who was both sight and hearing impaired. Inclusiveness is key to our ‘people first’ culture.

DISTINCTION AND AWARDS

  • 2016: Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work
  • 2014: Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Mediacorp
  • 2013: 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE Magazine

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

450

ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVES

  • Have a Canada-wide multi year accessibility plan focusing on information and communication, employment, policies and training, client and external feedback.
  • Resources are available on our internal site on topics related to persons with disabilities.
  • Considering ways we can maximize accessibility in our office design.
  • Set up mindfulness training series for employees (Vancouver).
  • Mental wellness group started by employees for employees (Vancouver).
  • Work with all employees who request an accommodation to better perform their jobs.
  • Have working groups to deconstruct operational processes for exclusionary elements.
  • Wellness Wednesday provides mental health tips to all employees.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Had a mental health awareness panel attended by 40 people. People are more comfortable sharing how they cope with mental health concerns.
  • All newly promoted managers receive unconscious bias training.
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Employee Supports

A Network of Employees Focused on Mental Health Awareness

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EY’s employees have created a network focused on mental health awareness. This group aims to provide employees with information on and support for coping with mental health challenges and stress.