TORONTO — When Jaqui Parchment was climbing Canada’s company ladder, she observed office cliques fashioned about users of the identical hockey team and frequently overheard senior consultants chattering about their up coming spherical of golfing with crucial purchasers.
“It just felt so overseas to me,” said Parchment, who emigrated from Jamaica at the age of 14 and has due to the fact grow to be the main executive at consulting business Mercer Canada.
“I’m confident to most individuals it would not have felt that way, but there have been 100 little items … which mixed to say to me, ‘Wow, you’re actually distinctive.’
“It did not sense terrific.”
For Parchment and other members of racialized communities, these kinds of incidents — modest in them selves, but which insert up more than time — serve as a continual reminder that company Canada is failing to