Diversity and Exclusivity

Disability Confident Employer

At The Brick we hire to reflect the communities we serve.

We believe that our teams flourish with diversity.  Our hiring focus is on core skills and attitudes.  We recognize that the contributions that people make are varied and we value each contribution equally.

We source out partners to assist us with both internal training and development to equip our managers to work with a diverse workforce, as well as to provide employment opportunities to people with a multitude of barriers.

Our recruitment team is committed to building foundational relationships through mentorship, work experience programs, job carving and supporting our management teams.

Our stores are not only built to serve our communities but also to serve our team members.  We boast accessible buildings with wide aisles and safety features which make our shopping and work environment one that everyone can enjoy.  We can make adjustments in work spaces to accommodate different needs: office seating, counter and desk height work spaces, computers with variable sight settings, flexible break and shift times, etc. We work with our team members to make sure their work experience is a productive one.

We value communication and as such are always excited when team members bring to us their linguistic skills. Each of our stores enjoys a wide variety of cultures and this means we can speak to our customers in a variety of languages that are present in our communities.

In our journey to become a more diverse and inclusive place to work, we are proud to partner with the following agencies:

Employ Abilities

  • YMCA
  • Champion Careers
  • EMCN (Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers)
  • CCRW
  • Alberta Job Corps
  • Working Warriors
  • Access Emplois
  • Bredin
  • Next Gen
  • IEC – BC (Immigrant Employment Council of BC)

We also boast relationships with educational facilities:

  • RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program)
  • Grant MacEwan

We are also proud of our nominations, awards and certifications:

  • Edmonton Mayor’s Award
  • DCEP (Disability Confident Employer)