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Our annual survey sets a benchmark for gender diversity in corporate Canada. After evaluating hundreds of firms, we identified 71 with significant numbers of female executives, with 44% of the leadership roles held by women, on average. That result holds steady from last year. As companies strive for better, this is what “good” looks like for the moment.

2021 Honourees

CompanySectorFemale CEOTotal %
women
executives
Honoured
last year
YOY %
women
change
Absolute SoftwareTechnologyYes33NoIncreased
AcuityAds HoldingsIndustrial ProductsNo31NoIncreased
Algonquin Power & UtilitiesUtilitiesNo33NoIncreased
Amerigo ResourcesMiningYes100NoIncreased
Aritzia Inc.RetailNo67YesDecreased
Atrium Mortgage Investment Corp.Financial ServicesNo43NoDecreased
Ballard Power SystemsIndustrial ProductsNo33YesFlat
Bank of MontrealFinancial ServicesNo41NoIncreased
Bank of Nova ScotiaFinancial ServicesNo40NoIncreased
BMTC GroupRetailYes40YesFlat
Boardwalk REITReal EstateNo45YesIncreased
Capital PowerUtilitiesNo43YesIncreased
CIBCFinancial ServicesNo34NoIncreased
Cineplex Inc.MediaNo36NoIncreased
Co-operators Group LimitedFinancial ServicesNo46NoIncreased
Corus EntertainmentMediaNo46YesIncreased
Dollarama Inc.RetailNo33YesFlat
DreamReal EstateNo44YesDecreased
Finning InternationalIndustrial DistributionNo30NoFlat
Fire & Flower Holdings Corp.HealthcareNo36NoN/A
First Capital REITReal EstateNo63YesIncreased
First Majestic SilverMiningNo31YesN/A
First Quantum MineralsMiningNo50NoIncreased
Fortis Inc.UtilitiesNo38YesFlat
Golden Star ResourcesMiningNo44YesIncreased
H&R REITReal EstateNo42YesIncreased
Indigo Books & MusicRetailYes50YesDecreased
Intact FinancialFinancial ServicesNo34YesIncreased
ISCBusiness ServicesNo44Yes Flat
K-Bro LinenBusiness ServicesYes67YesFlat
Killam Apartment REITReal EstateNo55YesDecreased
Laurentian Bank of CanadaFinancial ServicesYes50YesIncreased
Lucara DiamondMiningYes75YesFlat
Lundin MiningMiningYes36YesFlat
Magellan AerospaceAerospaceNo33YesFlat
Mainstreet EquityReal EstateNo50YesFlat
Mav Beauty Brands IncPackaged GoodsNo50NoN/A
MCAN MortgageFinancial ServicesYes60YesIncreased
MDF Commerce Inc.TechnologyNo45YesIncreased
Melcor DevelopmentsReal EstateNo38NoIncreased
Miravo HealthcareHealthcareNo33NoN/A
Morneau Shepell IncBusiness ServicesNo43NoN/A
Mountain Province DiamondsMiningNo38NoIncreased
MTY Food GroupRestaurantsNo50YesIncreased
National Bank of CanadaFinancial ServicesNo36NoIncreased
Northland PowerUtilitiesNo31NoIncreased
Organigram Holdings IncHealthcareNo38NoN/A
Pason SystemsEnergyNo30NoIncreased
Perpetual EnergyEnergyYes33YesDecreased
Points InternationalInteractive MediaNo42NoIncreased
Pollard Banknote LimitedLeisureNo33NoIncreased
Prairie Provident ResourcesEnergyNo40YesFlat
PrairieSky RoyaltyEnergyNo50YesFlat
Reitmans (Canada) LimitedRetailNo57YesDecreased
Ritchie Bros. AuctioneersBusiness ServicesYes33NoIncreased
Roots CorporationRetailYes70YesIncreased
Shopify Inc.TechnologyNo31NoIncreased
Slate Asset ManagementReal EstateNo40Yes Increased
SmartCentres REITReal EstateNo30NoIncreased
Sportscene GroupRestaurantsNo36YesFlat
Summit Industrial Income REITReal EstateNo40NoIncreased
Sun Life FinancialFinancial ServicesNo43YesIncreased
Telus Corp.TelecommunicationsNo36NoIncreased
Timbercreek Financial CorpFinancial ServicesNo67NoN/A
Torex Gold ResourcesMiningYes45YesIncreased
Total Energy ServicesEnergyNo33NoIncreased
TransAlta Corp.UtilitiesYes38YesDecreased
Transcontinental Inc.Business ServicesNo46NoIncreased
Urbana CorporationFinancial ServicesNo67NoN/A
Yellow PagesCommunication ServicesNo33YesDecreased
ZoomerMedia LimitedMediaNo64NoIncreased
Average44

Source: The Globe and Mail

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