We’re a proud long-term supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and are committed to ensuring you can bring your authentic self to work, every day. At RBC, you can be confident that you belong and are celebrated – for both who you are and the ideas you bring to the table.
Bringing LGBTQ+ employees and allies together from across our global businesses, Pride raises awareness and understanding of the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ communities, driving inclusion at all levels of our organization. Through Pride, you can develop personally and professionally with access to peer support, recruitment opportunities, mentoring, coaching and community engagement.
Your needs aren’t one-size-fits-all. That’s why we offer a modern and flexible benefits program. From access to mental health services and expanded coverage for psychological benefits, to enhanced family leave entitlements for both newborn and newly adopted children, our benefits aim to support you and your family.
Training & Education in Diversity
At RBC, our goal is for everyone to speak up for inclusion. To make that a reality, we provide a wide breadth of training and education focused on driving awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ communities. By truly listening to and learning from our people, we're better positioned to support you.
How we create positive change for our clients and communities.
Our efforts extend beyond our employees. Today, we support over 75 LGBTQ+ community partners, are present at over 40 Pride Parades around the world and sponsor over 13 Queer film festivals across Canada.
We’re an active member of national LGBTQ+ professional organizations and chambers including PRIDE at Work Canada and the Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC).
And we’re strengthening the diversity of our own supply chain. With supplier diversity embedded throughout our procurement processes, we’re able to use our purchasing power to connect LGBTQ+-owned businesses to new opportunities.
We have a long history of advancing diversity and strengthening inclusion in the communities where we work. We’re proud of the key milestones in our journey so far, and motivated by what’s still to come. To read more about our history, see the full list on rbc.com/diversity.
RBC recognized same-gender partners for spousal equivalent benefits across employee-benefit programs.
Wealth Management U.S. introduced workplace guidance for employees who are transitioning their gender.
RBC joined the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Business Coalition for the Equality Act in support of federal legislation that would safeguard LGBT+ persons against discrimination as a protected group in the U.S.
Percentage of our Canadian workforce identifying as LGBTQ+ has continued to increase and at October 31, 2021 is now at 2.6%.
What does belonging look like at RBC?
Johnnie’s mom worried that his sexuality would hold him back. But that all changed when his RBC colleagues came out to support him as he marched in his city’s Pride parade.