Diversity in Our Office
Wilcox Door Service Inc. has always been a leader in diversity in the overhead door and loading dock industry. Our diversity stems from our leadership team and permeates throughout our entire organization. Our leadership team consists of 66% diverse peoples. Our organization as a whole has over 40% diverse backgrounds. Our office staff consists of 46% women. This is our mandate, to keep empowering diversities in our workplace!
Our ownership is also very diverse. With the background being Trinidadian, Indigenous (Vuntut Gwitchin of Old Crow, Yukon) and Scandinavian.
How We Celebrate
We are very proud of our diversity in our workplace. This is celebrated through our Culture Day events, where each diverse background can share food, decorations, presentations, cultural traditions to the rest of the team so we can learn more. Another way we celebrate our culture is by doing videos like this for Christmas:
Our Programs and Initiatives for Diversity
Black North Initiative
Wilcox is proud to be a part of this great new initiative. The focus of this is inclusion and empowerment of Black, Indigenous and Peoples of Colour in the workplace. This has always been a focus for Wilcox, so we were excited to help support such a noble cause. To learn more about the Black North Initiative and the CEO pledge, click here.
Downie & Wenjack Room
Wilcox has been involved in the promotion of the Downie & Wenjack Fund for several years now. This charity is about bringing awareness to residential schooling and the effects it has had on Indigenous people in Canada. We are excited to announce that this year we will be transforming our boardroom into a legacy room. To learn more about the Downie & Wenjack Fund, click here.
Culture Days are a new initiative at Wilcox where we aim to celebrate our company’s diverse background. These events have and will include the following culture days: Caribbean, Serbian & Croatian, Italian, Asian, United Kingdom, First Nation, Canadian and German. Check out our blog to see some of the Culture Days in more detail!
Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt day is a very important day for Wilcox. It is a day of education for students and the general public on the residential schooling systems and the devastating effects it had on the Indigenous Peoples of our country. The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, please click here.
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