Meeting Latino customers where they are: A conversation with Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz
BMO expands minority small business lending with launch of U.S. Native-owned Business Program
BMO helps break barriers to mark 10th annual International Day of the Girl
American Banker recognizes Team BMO and Ernie Johannson as powerful leaders in banking
BMO receives five star ratings from Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Ujima—Learning about Black history and Black lives
Honouring Black achievement throughout the year
BMO Harris named a 2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
BMO Harris Bank earns top score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index
BMO included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for seventh year in a row
BMO unveils new diversity and representation goals
BMO inspires young leaders with Girls Belong Here
Chicago Public School students create mural calling for change
BMO earns top score on Disability Equality Index and named among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
Advancing tomorrow’s financial leaders with Back2Business™ Return-to-Work Program
BMO’s Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 is a multi-year strategy that supports equity, equality and inclusion. We’re focused on providing access to opportunities and enabling growth for our colleagues, our customers, and the communities we serve.
We’re expanding financial inclusion for diverse customers through inclusive banking products, services and resources. And we’re meeting customers’ needs by addressing their unique expectations and experiences.
We will be leaders in increasing inclusion in our communities, building strong relationships to foster inclusion, racial justice and Truth and Reconciliation, and promoting inclusive local economic opportunities.
TARGETED TALENT STRATEGIES
Programs to accelerate the recruitment, development and advancement of talent in underrepresented segments, ensuring wellness and psychological safety.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
BLACK AND LATINO ADVISORY COUNCIL
UNIQUE CUSTOMER PROGRAMS
Programs for Indigenous customers, increased investment in women entrepreneurs, Safe Space and Pronoun initiatives for 2SLGBTQ+.
INCLUSIVE POLICIES AND PRACTICES
Creating and expanding inclusive, accessible and equitable customer experiences.
BLACK AND LATINX OPPORTUNITY
Dedicated support for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs through increased access to capital, educational resources and partnerships.
PARTNERING AND BUILDING COALITIONS
INVESTMENT IN CHANGE
Helping build a more just society – especially for groups facing systemic barriers – with investments in organizations advancing health and educational equity, inclusive local economic opportunity, Truth and Reconciliation.
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM
INDIGENOUS ADVISORY COUNCIL (IAC)
BOLDLY GROW THE GOOD
IN BUSINESS AND LIFE
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.
Women, Black and Latinx-owned small business lending program
Accelerated lending for Black and Latinx-owned commercial businesses
Learn more about BMO Empower, our $5B commitment to over five years to address key barriers faced by minority businesses, communities and families in the United States.
BMO is constantly working to remove barriers for our customers living with disabilities.
Our ambitious workforce representation goals illustrate our industry leadership in workforce diversity.
BMO is focused on achieving zero barriers to inclusion by increasing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the organization.