Diversity & Inclusion

An inclusive workplace is defined as a work environment that makes every employee feel valued, while also acknowledging their differences and how these differences contribute to the organization’s culture and business outcomes.

Our work environment makes every employee feel valued while also acknowledging their differences and how these differences contribute to the organization’s culture and business outcomes. 

Statement of Purpose

Wescan is committed to providing a workplace which promotes innovation and creativity through our diverse and inclusive talent pool. Wescan aims to ensure that all those participating in our workplace are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness, with an aim of creating an environment which promotes positive working relationships. This policy is designed to ensure that all employees understand Wescan’s commitment to recognizing the value of diversity in our workplace, as supported through equal employment opportunities and ensuring work practices promote equality and are non-discriminatory.

Diversity and Inclusion

As all people bring different qualities, abilities, skills, knowledge, experiences, perspectives, and attitudes to work, valuing and making the most of these differences can improve the workplace for individuals and enhance Wescan’s overall performance. We understand diversity as the presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group organization or society. The dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Recruitment and Selection

Wescan recognizes the value of diversity in our workplace and strives to promote fairness and equal employment opportunities. The decision to employ or engage an individual is based on merit, the potential, and the ability to carry out the role. Wescan seeks to address conscious and unconscious bias in recruitment through a panel interview, with the involvement of our management team in the process.

Career Development and Succession Planning

Wescan is committed to identifying and implementing programs that will assist in the development of a broader and more diverse pool of skilled and experienced employees. We seek to develop our officers, employees, and contractors to prepare themselves for higher levels of responsibility by offering equal opportunities for career development based on knowledge, skill, and leadership prospects for future success. Internal promotions are widely encouraged as a development, as well as a retention strategy.

Indigenous Peoples Policy

We are committed to engaging with Indigenous communities where we have active projects. Meaningful engagement and consultation begin with respecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, whose legally recognized lands and traditional territories are within or in close proximity to the areas where we operate. We respect the traditional cultures, land uses, customs, knowledge, and integrity of Indigenous people. We value open and transparent two-way dialogue with Indigenous peoples, as well as their rights and traditional decision-making. We strive to promote education, employment, community investment, and economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.