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BMO receives top scores as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion

At BMO, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive work environment and a culture that maximizes everyone’s potential for progress. Those efforts are gaining recognition – for the eighth consecutive year, BMO received a top score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and has been named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.  

“BMO’s commitment to disability inclusion is a prime example of how we carry out our Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. BMO is dedicated to eliminating barriers to inclusion by continuing to build a diverse, equitable, and accessible culture. Achieving a score of 100 on the DEI for the eighth consecutive year is a testament to our continued focus and progress to building an inclusive society for our employees and the communities we serve.”  

– Vanessa Lewerentz
Chief Inclusion Officer 

Considered to be the most robust disability inclusion assessment for Fortune 1000 firms, the DEI is a comprehensive benchmarking tool created by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to help companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.  

BMO Without Barriers  

BMO Without Barriers is BMO’s employee resource group for colleagues interested in issues related to visible and non-visible disabilities. More than 3,000 members worldwide model BMO’s core values of inclusion, respect, and equity for everyone. Recent initiatives include: 

  • Accessible design guidelines for all BMO spaces: Partnering with corporate real estate teams to create a more accessible work environment, reflected at both BMO Place (Toronto) and BMO Tower (Chicago). 
  • Accessibility Plan in Canada: Co-developing the actions BMO is taking to ensure a barrier-free Canada by 2040, informed by qualitative data from members and resulting in a feedback form on  
  • Accessibility Checker training: Creating educational tools for colleagues on how to review files created in the Microsoft product suite to improve accessibility.  

Find out more or download a free copy of the DEI report.

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