Author: Sachin Kapoor, Achēv, Manager, Corporate Engagement & Resource Development
Achēv and Canadian Western Bank (CWB) have partnered in launching a series of workshops aimed at enhancing awareness on the importance of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces for newcomers to Canada. Achēv creates opportunities that empower newcomers to achieve their full potential.
Achēv’s role is to raise awareness and address barriers to employment for newcomers while developing relationships with employers of all sizes to help them meet their hiring needs through job placements. Achēv also provides counselling and other support services for newcomers for the purpose of finding, retaining and advancing their employment here in Canada.
CWB is a chartered, full-service bank that offers business and personal banking solutions and expertise, along with an unwavering obsession with our clients’ success. They’ve offered customized financial solutions for over 35 years, and operate with a clear focus on meeting the unique financial needs of business owners. Through their network of banking centres, business offices and mobile relationship teams, CWB helps clients grow their businesses, manage their money and realize their financial potential.
Their community work is centred around driving economic prosperity for all Canadians. Working with organizations, like Achēv, to remove barriers so everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. Building strong, genuine relationships with charitable partners is an important step in creating meaningful impacts in our communities.
As an employer, CWB is committed to being equitable, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, gender and sexual minorities, and visible ethnic minorities. CWB works to create an organization where people can be proud of who they are, and allies for those around them. They know that diverse teams unleash new ideas and perspectives in addition to the power of embracing differences and are committed to providing equitable treatment to employees, applicants, and clients.
CWB has built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration in addition to finding ways for continuing to create a warm, welcoming, and inclusive work environment. CWB has an active ethics program, mandatory respect in the Workplace and unconscious bias programs, comprehensive policies related to employment equity, and an ongoing strategy to ensure inclusion and diversity thrives at CWB.