Category: Diversity and inclusion

Through leader advocacy, innovative talent practices and ambitious workforce representation goals, BMO is focused on achieving industry leadership by increasing diversity and fostering inclusivity across all levels of the organization.

Indigenous woman standing by the lake with hula hoops BMO and FCCQ release report on social and business value of strengthening Indigenous relations


Diversity and inclusion, Indigenous programs

BMO and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) today presented their new report: Bâtir un capital de confiance (building trust equity). BMO leaders in Quebec met in 2021 with a dozen Indigenous managers and entrepreneurs from different nations to elicit their comments on how to develop economic ties between Quebec’s business communities […]

Chief Roger Augustine BMO’s Indigenous Advisory Council: Setting the Framework for Reconciliation


Diversity and inclusion, Indigenous programs

The discovery of 215 unmarked graves at the Kamloops Residential School in May came as a terrible shock to the country. It was not a shock, however, to everyone. Like so many Indigenous people in Canada, Chief Roger Augustine was shaken by the horrific news but not surprised. “I attended a residential school in Shubenacadie, […]

Two people of colour in discussion BMO joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees


Diversity and inclusion

BMO announced today that it will be joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees, a global business network which mobilizes companies around the world to support refugees. Through this program, BMO and the BMO Pride Enterprise Resource Group are committing to mentoring 50 LGBTQ2+ newcomers to Canada and the U.S. over the next 3 years. “Joining […]

Diane Bomberry and Tiffany Bomberry A Kool idea


Diversity and inclusion, Indigenous programs

Kool Kidz Ice & Water, located on the Grand River First Nation reserve near Brantford, Ontario, grew from a simple but striking business insight. “My late ex-husband founded Kool Kidz in 2008,” explains Diane Bomberry. “He recognized that you may be able to make more money in the short term from a lot of other […]

Two Indigenous women BMO partners with the Native Women’s Association of Canada to support Indigenous women


Diversity and inclusion, Indigenous programs

BMO is committed to contributing to the economic self-sufficiency of Indigenous communities, businesses, and individuals across Canada. Our success in developing and nurturing effective relationships and partnerships with Indigenous communities garnered us a gold-level Progressive Indigenous Relations award from the Canadian Council for Indigenous Business. The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national […]

Pride revellers in colourful costumes Pride Lives Here: BMO Celebrates LGBTQ2+ Community Across North America


Diversity and inclusion

To mark Pride Month, BMO Financial Group is reaffirming its commitment to listening to, learning from and celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) community through initiatives designed to eliminate barriers to inclusion. As a proud supporter of Pride for more than two decades, BMO is celebrating and sponsoring events in communities across […]