Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Commitments

We’ve signed on to : a commitment to the removal of anti-Black systemic barriers affecting the lives of Black Canadians.

The BlackNorth Initiative

By 2025, we’re committed to having better representation in executive roles. Our goals include having women in 50% of VP+ roles globally, and underrepresented minorities in 25% of VP+ roles in North America.

We’re a member of the . We’ve begun the process to achieve Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification, including commitments in employee representation and leadership action.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

We’re taking DE&I action across our business

Our success depends on creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment. Sun Life employees around the world are working together to bring that vision to life. Here’s how. 

These voluntary, employee-led communities bring employees and allies together. They share an identity or perspective in one of the many diverse communities at Sun Life. They play an important role in fostering and embedding a culture of inclusion within Sun Life.

Get to know our Sun Life Inclusion Networks! Mosaic network, Hola, Diverse Ability, Sun Life Pride network, Black Excellence Alliance (BEA), Asian American Heritage Association (AAHA), Bright Women

Several business groups across Sun Life have created task forces and committees to enact meaningful change. Each Allies Acting for Change (AAC) committee is focused on improving awareness and education on DE&I topics, and strengthening our ability to meet our commitments.

Leaders from across Sun Life’s many business groups work together to form a global council with diverse views. Together, they champion a wide range of programming to influence DE&I policies and practices across Sun Life.

Click here to view our DE&I strategy statement.

Learning and Development

At Sun Life, DE&I is an ongoing commitment to action. As a collective, we’re always learning.

We’re also directly supporting the development of diverse individuals through these programs and initiatives:

  • Kaleidoscope: the world’s leading interactive digital inclusion program
  • Executive-led Forums: featuring external speakers at the forefront of DE&I
  • Mentorship and Sponsorship: new programs launching to increase access and focus for diverse talent
  • DE&I Learning Playlists and Programming: Leading Inclusively, Allyship in the Workplace, and more
  • Inclusion Scholarship for Black and Indigenous Students
  • Dedicated Global Workplace Group: a digital forum for community-driven discussions and learning about culture, language, events, and more

Hiring talented people to join our diverse culture

We’re committed to a culture that seeks to attract, retain and develop a high-performing, diverse, and collaborative workforce. Our colleagues represent the communities across Canada where we live, work, and do business.

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