Mentoring and Networking
Mentoring tools and programs support all employees as they build knowledge, skills and capabilities that will help them succeed.
In response to employee feedback, we now offer a variety of mentoring groups, including ones for new immigrant employees, women in leadership, employees who identify as LGBT and members of visible minority groups. Over 180 employees in Canada participated in group mentoring in 2010 and 25 employees in a newly launched program in the U.S.
In 2010, Ed Clark, Group President and CEO of TD Group was awarded the Egale
Leadership Award. "Recognizing allies in our fight for respect and equality is one of the most important things we can do as a community. Ed Clark is a uniquely deserving individual. He has personally stewarded TD to its place as the single largest supporter of diversity in the workplace and the LGBT community in Canada. This type of visionary leadership comes from the top," says Helen Kennedy, executive director of Egale Canada Human Rights Trust.
TD Bank held its first LGBTA employee networking events in Maine and New Jersey. Over 100 employees discussed and planned for more inclusion of the LGBTA community.
Almost 200 U.S. employees attended TD Bank’s first Disabilities Awareness Enrichment Day. Individuals with and without disabilities were able to network and learn about accessibility.
We have created extensive employee networks that allow employees from diverse backgrounds to stay current on networking opportunities, customer products, services and programs targeted to diverse groups, community activities and donations, and volunteer opportunities. Employees can share ideas and experiences, and their feedback helps shape TD’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
We typically host over 50 networking events every year, including: a Black History Month employee reception, Chinese New Year employee celebrations, Pride receptions, and Disabilities Awareness and Access Awareness forums.
Over 4,800 employees were active in the following networks:
- Ability Network
- Aboriginal Employee Circle
- Black Employee Community Network
- Chinese, Korean and South Asian Community Networks
- LGBTA Pride Networks
- Women in Leadership Network