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Community Voices

Scotiabank: Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

As you may know, June marks Pride Month and, as we celebrate with various activities throughout the Bank, it’s important that we take time to recognize how far society has come with respect to the LGBT+ community and how much more still needs to be done. It highlights just how critical it is to increase awareness around diversity and inclusion. Creating an inclusive environment is everyone’s accountability.

Each year - in fact, each and every day - Scotiabank supports the LGBT+ community by honoring their incredible courage and standing together in solidarity. The foundation of our Bank is built upon our Values and respect for each other as people, regardless of culture, language, race, religion or sexual orientation; our Values are the core of our organization - this is what makes Scotiabankers great!

It’s incredibly important that we all do our part to support inclusivity and diversity in the Bank and in our everyday lives. Everyone has a voice, and this June in support of PRIDE, I encourage you to play a part to ensure those voices are heard. Be proud. Be an ally. Stand beside your friends and colleagues in support of the LGBT+ community.

The passion and commitment of employees who acknowledge, celebrate and support diversity in the workplace and in our communities is incredible and, I have to say, I am very excited about taking part in PRIDE month celebrations with all of you as we work together to honour our core Values through respect, equality and inclusion for everyone.

Maria Theofilaktidis

Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer and Executive Vice President

Scotiabank

2018-01-26

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