Ontario Lottery and Gaming recognized as one of Canada’s best employers for diversity

July 12, 2023
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The lottery was ranked 70 out of 150 companies on Forbes' list of Canada's Best Employers for Diversity in 2023.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming has been selected for Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2023.

Duncan Hannay, Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s President and CEO, said, “We know that our strength is in our collective differences and that every OLGer brings value to the team. We’re humbled to know that so many of our employees see OLG as a workplace that encourages and celebrates diversity — and we’re honoured to be recognized on Forbes prestigious list.”

Ontario Lottery and Gaming was ranked 70 out of 150 companies on Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2023.

At the beginning of 2023, Ontario Lottery and Gaming conducted its third Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Employee Census, which helps the lottery better understand how employees experience its culture and policies. The lottery saw an 11% improvement in its inclusion score compared to 2021.

In 2022, Diversio, a company dedicated to helping employers be more inclusive, rated the lottery as one of the Top 20 Most Innovative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion businesses.

All of Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s profits are invested in Ontario, benefiting people and communities across the province. In fiscal year 2022-23, Ontario Lottery and Gaming had its highest annual net profit to the province, which supports government priorities.

Esther Zdolec, Ontario Lottery and Gaming's SVP of People and Culture, said, “We want our employees to have the space to be themselves and feel empowered to use their imaginations and skills to benefit the people and the communities of Ontario. We see EDI as a pillar of our success — because together we are more creative, innovative and inclusive.”

In January 2022 and January 2023, Ontario Lottery and Gaming was also selected for Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers. Ontario Lottery and Gaming found itself on on Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2023 through an independent survey of employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in Canada.

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