Diversity, equity and inclusion
BMO helps women business owners Grow the Good with the 2022 BMO Celebrating Women Grant ProgramRead the blog
BMO Releases Wîcihitowin ᐑᒋᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ – Annual Indigenous Partnerships and Progress Report and provides free access to eLearning to the publicRead the blog
BMO introduces new recruitment program for displaced persons, immigrants, and refugeesRead the blog
The Yukon Soaps Company : éliminer les obstacles tout en célébrant la culture autochtoneRead the blog
Forbes names BMO Harris Bank one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the fourth year in a rowRead the blog
Canela: Woman-led startup changing Hispanic mediaRead the blog
BMO is first Canadian financial institution to launch True Name™ by MastercardRead the blog
Building platforms for Black storiesRead the blog
Ujima—Learning about Black history and Black livesRead the blog
BMO for black entrepreneurs offers $100 million in loans to help black-led businessesRead the blog
BMO Harris Bank earns top score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality IndexRead the blog
BMO included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for seventh year in a rowRead the blog
BMO’s Ula Ubani recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by WXNRead the blog
Giving with intention: $600,000 to advance Truth and ReconciliationRead the blog
Phyllis Webstad and the orange shirtRead the blog
Part 1: Understanding the National Day for Truth & ReconciliationListen to the podcast
Part 2: Understanding the National Day for Truth & ReconciliationListen to the podcast
Reducing barriers to education for Indigenous students at Thompson Rivers UniversityRead the blog
BMO joins the Tent Partnership for RefugeesRead the blog
BMO unveils new diversity and representation goalsLearn more
Pride lives hereRead the blog
BMO Capital Markets Celebrates DiversityWatch video
BMO’s 18th Global Equity Through Education Trading Day raises C$1.65 million for educationRead the blog
We’re investing in zero barriers to financial progress
We're shining a light on business owners who have
broken barriers to be the success stories they are today.
Meet Shanelle McKenzie and Kim Knight of The Villij
Committed to redefining well-being, Shanelle and Kim founded The Villij as a wellness community for womxn of colour to feel seen and heard. At BMO, we’re inspired by business owners like Kim and Shanelle who continue to break barriers in business, and in life.
Meet Saul Arteaga, owner of SWITS (Southern Wisconsin Interpreting & Translation Services).
Refusing to let anyone else dictate his dreams, Saul founded SWITS to help meet the needs of his community. At BMO, we're inspired by business owners like Saul who continue to break barriers in business, and in life.
Meet Daphne Jones, owner of Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage.
Daphne Jones and her mother's story is one of perseverance. At BMO, we're inspired by business owners like Daphne who continue to break barriers in business, and in life.
MEET JOELLA HOGAN, OWNER & FOUNDER OF YUKON SOAPS COMPANY
With the mission to preserve her language and culture, Joella Hogan uses her business to share the stories of the Indigenous people of the Yukon. At BMO, we’re inspired by business owners like Joella who continue to break barriers in business, and in life.
Imagine what’s possible without barriers.
1Beta Kit, The Horrifying Truth about being a Black Woman Founder in Canada, June 5, 2020, Harvard Business Review, A VC’s Guide to a investing in Black Founders, June 19 2020.
2Groupon and National Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Small Business Survey, July 9 2020 - July 27 2020.
3Global Fintech Index, 2020
4Promise and Prosperity: The 2020 Aboriginal Business Survey, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, 2020.