DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY
At Reitmans, our goal is to ensure all our customers feel seen and heard. In Canada especially, our beauty is found in the various
origins of the people from our community who contribute to the richness of our culture.
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We make it a point to communicate the importance of diversity in the initiatives
we support, so that all Canadian women feel represented.
The National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 2023
This year, we are working with Asley Callingbull, an ambassador in our Fall campaign. She helps bring awareness to the importance of community, culture and life experience in Indigenous communities, where they are sources of inspiration and a driving force for creativity.
On behalf of Reitmans and Ashley Callingbull, we are happy to donate $10,000 to the Enoch Cree Nation Youth Arts Program. This contribution will go toward empowering the next generation to develop their skills, share their own stories and make their mark on the world.
To learn more about this program, click here.
Our Past Initiatives
Celebrate Pride 2023
We collaborated with artist Nikki Küntzle to illustrate a tote bag in support of the 2SLGBTQI community. All sales - a total of $44,000 - were donated to Egale, Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues.
Black History Month 2023
We celebrated Black History Month by shining the spotlight on local Black businesses owned by women, and continue to advocate for inclusivity, diversity and authenticity.
Truth and Reconciliation Day 2022
To honour the occasion, we paid tribute and acknowledged the Indigenous names or territories that are home to many of our stores. We also donated $5,000 to Centre Unicura.
We Stand With Pride 2022
We invested $10,000 into a training program provided by Fondation Émergence and a seminar on LGBTQ+ topics so everyone feels safe and welcome in our stores and offices.
Black History Month 2022
We collaborated with artist Kezna Dalz for the Unstoppable You campaign to celebrate the talented and incredible Black women in our community. Her work was inspired by Black women's quotes of empowerment, self-love and inclusivity.
7 Voices, 7 Patterns
To celebrate the beauty of Canadian diversity, we partnered with 7 inspiring women to create patterns reflecting who they are and their unique cultural backgound. We also donated $70,000 to causes chosen by our ambassadors.
Truth and Reconciliation Day 2021
In September 2021, we donated $5,000 to The Native Women’s Association of Canada to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.