Throughout the month, we were proud to shine a light on all the different ways that we can Live our Values and Celebrate our Differences.
Here are some highlights of Pride Month at Medavie:
Special Pride Webinar
On June 22, 2021, we hosted a special Pride webinar featuring hosts Anita Swamy and Pierre Marion in conversation with Michael Bach, CCDI founder and Pride at Work board chair. Michael shared the significance of our activities to recognize and support the important work that is being done to achieve equality, dignity and greater visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited (LGBTQ2S+) Canadians.
Click on the video below to watch the Webinar recording.
Lighting up Our Buildings
At Medavie we had a month-long celebration that included lighting our office in Moncton and St. John’s in the symbolic rainbow colours.
We also hosted a light show at our offices in Toronto on June 28 & 29.
We proudly let our Facebook friends, Twitter and LinkedIn followers know what Medavie cares for ALL Canadians. We updated our social media icons to reflect the symbolic rainbow colours throughout the month, provided a custom Pride email signature to employees, and developed a custom Facebook photo frame.
Our DEI Centre
Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy, we are acting on our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture at Medavie. Our goal is to create a workplace where we demonstrate our values every day. This includes celebrating and respecting our differences.
Our DEI Centre is home to plenty of resources including terminology, information about pronouns, the Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion, and more! Check out our DEI Centre.
And that’s a wrap on Pride Month! We look forward to celebrating Pride Month year after year.
Did you know?
The rainbow flag — created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 — is a familiar symbol of LGBTQ pride. But did you know that each colour on the flag has its own meaning? In the widely known six-colour flag, red is symbolic of life, orange represents healing, yellow is sunshine, green is nature, blue represents harmony and purple is symbolic spirit. In the original eight-colour flag, hot pink was included to represent sex and turquoise to represent magic/art.
Over the years, there have been many variations on the flag. In 2020, new colours were added to the flag in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, including black to represent diversity, brown to symbolize inclusivity and light blue and pink to represent the colours of the trans pride flag.