McInnes Cooper is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values and supports the perspectives, cultures and experiences of all firm members, clients and community partners.
We recognize that our individual differences make McInnes Cooper a stronger, more adaptable firm, rich in skills and knowledge that enhance the firm’s ability to serve our clients and our communities.
To foster a truly inclusive culture, we commit to ensuring all members of McInnes Cooper feel heard, valued, supported and respected.
Beyond our internal culture, we acknowledge our responsibility to break down systemic barriers that affect underrepresented groups, and we embrace opportunities to collaborate with community partners and law schools to help resolve those historic impediments to equity and inclusion.
We aim to ensure professionals from all underrepresented communities view McInnes Cooper as a firm where they can learn and thrive. This is important to us because we know that diversity, equity & inclusion contribute to the betterment of our profession and our community at large. To achieve this, we have a robust Action Plan built on five pillars.
Our goal is that everyone who interacts with McInnes Cooper – our people, our clients and our community members – feel their differences are recognized, understood, accepted, and celebrated. Ultimately, we want everyone to thrive.
We are proud to be an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI).
With the guidance of CCDI, we will help our members develop an understanding of an inclusive workplace through engagement in learning and safe dialogue. CCDI is a national charity dedicated to helping employers celebrate diversity and difference. Their model blends social impact and proven business tactics to create inclusive work environments that mobilize the potential of individuals and teams.
In 2019, we renewed our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and appointed a new DEI Working Group. We rolled out a new DEI Strategy and have achieved some important successes:
In 2021, Halifax McInnes Cooper’s BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) members organized and formed the firm’s BIPoC committee. Since then, the committee has grown and now includes BIPoC members from all offices across the Atlantic Region.
At McInnes Cooper, we pledge to establish a work environment in which every individual at our firm feels acknowledged, appreciated and supported. We strive for all members and prospective recruits of McInnes Cooper to sense that their unique qualities are encouraged and embraced.