OLG teams-up with BTI in a bid to foster increased representation

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has struck an alliance with Black Talent Initiative, which it says has been undertaken in bid to “help foster black representation in the workplace and invest in the growth of black professionals”.

Through the partnership, OLG will post job opportunities on BTI’s network with a view to creating a talent pipeline for the company.

Furthermore, OLG leaders will work with BTI to provide opportunities for mentoring and networking with black professionals. 

In addition, the pair state that they will collaborate to develop learning opportunities that benefit both OLG employees and BTI talent.

“We’re thrilled to be joining BTI in its mission to provide black talent seeking career advancement with the professional development, mentorship, and community that creates career opportunities and inspires equitable, anti-racist workplaces of today and tomorrow,” said Tyjondah Kerr, OLG’s Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

“At OLG, we celebrate our differences and know that our unique perspectives, backgrounds and orientations are what make OLG a great place to work.

“Through our partnership with BTI, we will further our commitment to create an environment where current and future black OLGers can excel”.

BTI is a volunteer-driven, social impact organisation  that is committed to delivering professional development, mentorship and community for those seeking career advancement. 

Volunteers and partners across North America, says the company, collaborate to create connections and career opportunities for black talent through its community of business professionals, resources and networks.

“In our province’s history, few organisations can match the contribution that OLG has made to our communities,” said Mark Harrison, Founder of Black Talent Initiative. 

“Their focus on improving economic benefits for people is a perfect alignment with the outcomes the Black Talent Initiative is pursuing in earnest. I am honoured they are joining our movement.”