Vlaad & Company is the Latest Firm to Sign WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge, Demonstrating Commitment to Destigmatizing and Equalizing Childcare Responsibilities

June 02, 2023

We’re excited to add Vlaad & Company to the list of leading organizations that have signed WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge. The Pledge invites organizations in finance to commit to increasing fathers’ and non-birth parents’ use of leave upon the birth or adoption of children. Research shows that inclusive leave policies and practices are key in moving towards greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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 24.

Launched in June 2022, the WCM Parental Leave Pledge lists seven key commitments that organizations can take to ensure that leave policies and practices are more inclusive for all parents.

The development of the Pledge is based on research conducted by WCM that looks at key aspects of inequity in the workforce, in relation to parental leave options. This includes leave duration, the barriers and biases that impact decision-making, as well as the challenges faced when returning to work, including an adverse impact on long-term career development.

The 24 organizations that have signed the Pledge are listed below:

  • 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

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 06 02 2023

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