TORONTO — When Jaqui Parchment was climbing Canada’s company ladder, she observed workplace cliques fashioned all over users of the very same hockey group and frequently overheard senior consultants chattering about their up coming spherical of golf with essential consumers.
“It just felt so foreign to me,” explained Parchment, who emigrated from Jamaica at the age of 14 and has because turn out to be the chief government at consulting organization Mercer Canada.
“I am guaranteed to most folks it would not have felt that way, but there were 100 little points … which combined to say to me, ‘Wow, you’re actually different.’
“It did not really feel wonderful.”
For Parchment and other users of racialized communities, these kinds of incidents — small in by themselves, but which add up more than time — serve as a consistent reminder that corporate Canada is failing