Toronto (March 1, 2019) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. This award recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. BLG is one of 75 businesses across Canada included in this year’s list.

"Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success," said John Murphy, CEO and National Managing Partner at BLG. "Through diversity the firm benefits from a wider range of perspectives, enabling us to better serve our clients."

"This recognition speaks to our determination to create a diverse and inclusive environment where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work," added Laleh Moshiri, National Director, Diversity and Inclusion at BLG.

BLG was one of the first Canadian law firms to appoint a full-time National Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Our diversity and inclusion efforts are led by Ms. Moshiri who, in consultation with our Diversity and Inclusion Council, works to develop and execute our diversity and inclusion strategic plan and to ensure that the firm takes a pro-active approach to diversity and inclusion in every aspect of its operations. Ms. Moshiri also acts as a strategic advisor to the firm’s National Management Committee. The firm’s inclusivity policies and programming, as well as its focus on raising awareness and creating accountability for diversity within the leadership team were some of the key reasons BLG was recognized.

2019 Canada’s  Best Diversity Employers

Now in its 12th year, this competition recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness initiatives in a variety of areas for women, visible minorities, people with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers is published by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals, directories and guides. This annual award is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. For more information, see https://canadastop100.com/diversity/.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Marketing and Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
TCosta@blg.com
416.350.2642