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Diversity & Inclusion

Our success starts with our people.

At Starlight, our people are our most important asset. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture of collaboration, and our diverse workforce allows us to take on opportunities from different perspectives and create a greater impact for all. We are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment where we can empower our talented employees to be the best versions of themselves.

Diversity at Starlight

350+

Employees

46%

Born outside of Canada

28+

Countries represented

94%

Believe all cultures and backgrounds are respected

Our Initiatives

Our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Allyship (IDEA) has helped us create a supportive culture where people feel welcomed, valued and provided with equal opportunities.

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Training

BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENT OF RESPECT

We develop training and education programs to reinforce our corporate values with a focus on ethics and respect in the workplace.

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Setting Targets

PROVIDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

We set internal diversity targets and use surveys and analytics to address any barriers, biases or gaps in equality and underrepresented groups.

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Communication

CREATING THE CULTURE

We work together to foster an open dialogue where all opinions are equal. We encourage people to share their cultural backgrounds, interests and traditions.

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Partnerships

BECOMING STRONGER TOGETHER

Our network of industry partners help us foster stronger relationships and employ strategies to engage and empower our employees.

Creating more opportunities for women.

We have built a strong culture of allyship. Women make up 35% of our current employee base and we are committed to creating equity through a diverse team with passion for our company’s vision. We continue to create more opportunities for women to advance, with 60% of our promotions in 2022 being earned by women.

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Lauren Kenney, Chief People Officer, Starlight

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion means creating a safe and equitable environment where our employees can thrive. Our inclusive culture encourages individuals to bring their whole self to work—it’s our uniqueness that makes us different.”

—Lauren Kenney, Chief People Officer

Our diversity and inclusion partners.

We have partnered with organizations across Canada to help us achieve our goal of creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization.

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Black Opportunity Fund

The Black Opportunity Fund is a community-led organization helping to dismantle the impacts of anti-Black racism by establishing a sustainable pool of capital to fund Black-led businesses and Black-led not for profits and charities.

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s Indigenous Housing Partnership is an equitable partnership program helping deliver housing solutions for Indigenous communities across Canada.

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BlackNorth Initiative

The BlackNorth Initiative is on a mission to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives by utilizing a business-first mindset.

Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Allyship team.

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Since 2020, our IDEA team has helped to champion creating a positive environment for our people. Together, they passionately work to help ensure that our company provides opportunities for all while helping our people reach their fullest potential.