AIMCo Signs WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge

March 27, 2024

WCM is pleased to announce that AIMCo has signed its Parental Leave Pledge. Launched in June 2022, the WCM Parental Leave Pledge lists seven key commitments that finance organizations can take to ensure that leave policies and practices are more inclusive for all parents.

This brings the list of organizations demonstrating their commitment to destigmatizing parental leaves for fathers and non-birth parents and equalizing childcare responsibilities which are necessary prerequisites for equity in the workplace to 25.

Thank you to AIMCo for your commitment to accelerating equitable parental leave policies — this is a crucial step for greater equity, diversity and inclusion.

Equitable Access to Caregiving

The Pledge was created in response to WCM’s research that showed gender inequalities in caregiving are one of the many contributing factors to gender inequality in the workplace. When the burden of child care falls entirely on women’s shoulders, this often leads to slower career progression, career downgrading, or off-ramping entirely.

As stated in our research report The Parent Potential, “For women to participate equally at work, we need to make it possible for men to participate equally at home”. This means adequate leave options, paths to return to work and a culture of encouragement for all parents without stigmatization.

Organizations that have Signed The Parental Pledge

The 25 organizations that have signed the Pledge are listed below:

  • AIMCo
  • ATB Financial
  • Aviso Wealth
  • Bitbuy
  • Canaccord Genuity Corp.
  • CPP Investments
  • Desjardins
  • DBRS Morningstar
  • Franklin Templeton
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Investment Planning Counsel
  • IMCO
  • KPMG
  • Laurentian Bank
  • Mackenzie Investments
  • Manulife
  • MUFG
  • Onex
  • OPTrust
  • PSP Investments
  • PwC
  • Raymond James
  • Scotiabank
  • TMX Group
  • Vlaad & Company

Let's work together to normalize parental leave for all. If your organization is interested in Signing the Pledge, or if you would like additional information, contact WCM's COO, Odette Hutchings.

PLP Signatory Logos 03 25 2024

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