MONTREAL, 8 March 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Fairstone Financial Inc (“Fairstone”), Canada’s leading provider of responsible credit solutions to near-prime borrowers, celebrated International Women’s Day (“IWD”) by advancing its ongoing commitment to gender equality and helping women and girls affected by COVID-19 are concerned, propulsion

Fairstone received Bronze Parity Certification for the second year in a row from Women in Governance, a not-for-profit organization founded to help women in their leadership development, career advancement and access to board mandates. Parity certification assesses parity in decision-making bodies and evaluates each organization’s commitment to policies and procedures that enable the advancement of women at all levels of their hierarchy, creating a pipeline of female talent

“Gender equality and the pursuit of empowering women by using our multiple voices to influence and create change is a commitment we take to heart,” said Scott Wood, President and CEO of Fairstone “We are fortunate to have diverse and strong women in our organization and men who stand up for these goals and show solidarity with them. We are proud of our work so far to bring gender equality into our workplace. It is a A reflection of our people, our business and the communities we serve every day across Canada “

In line with IWD’s #ChooseToChallenge 2021 theme, Fairstone is committed to improving gender representation at management level and reviewing various processes, including compensation and recruitment, to ensure that gaps are identified and addressed / p>

A cross-functional committee of women from across the organization will also be established to advance the company’s efforts to increase gender equality through internal education and awareness-raising activities and to attract employees to support any nonprofit or nonprofit that advocate empowerment women

In addition, Fairstone has 20US $ 000 donated to Canadian Women’s Foundation, a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada Through funding, research, advocacy and knowledge sharing, the foundation works to achieve systemic change in which all women are involved Supporting community programs empowers women and girls to move out of violence, out of poverty, into trust and leadership. “We are grateful for the support we receive from Fairstone Financial Inc Paulette Senior, CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation said your donation will help critical programs and services survive the COVID-19 pandemic and provide the most vulnerable women and girls with the support they need to survive to face this crisis, and the resources to rebuild their lives in the months ahead”

About Fairstone Financial Inc Fairstone is Canada’s leading provider of responsible credit solutions to near-prime borrowers with over $ 3 billion in consolidated net worth. Fairstone, including through its predecessors, has a nearly 100-year history of providing Canadians with access to responsible credit The company has two main lines of business: lending directly to consumers through its branch network and online; and financing of retail and car purchases by consumers through retailers and dealers. Fairstone, headquartered in Montreal, is an operating subsidiary of Duo Bank of Canada and is one of the top employers in Montreal in 2021. More at wwwFairstoneca

About Women in GovernanceWomen in Governance (WiG) was founded in 2010 to support women in their leadership development, career advancement and access to board mandates. WiG achieves its mission through advocacy, major events, mentoring programs, governance training and the Parity Certification Parity Certification was developed with the gratuitous support of McKinsey & Company to help organizations in Canada and the United States increase representation of women in sectors where they have historically been underrepresented, as well as in executive positions at Accenture, Mercer and Willis Towers Watson support the WiG team in the assessmentMore at wwwFrauenregierungorg

About the Canadian Women’s Foundation The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for diverse women and girls, focusing on women and girls because they face different obstacles that require different solutions, and because gender equality is economic and social Conditions improved for all We strive to include diverse people in terms of gender and sexuality We focus on helping those who face the most obstacles and have the least access to relevant services We fund programs across Canada and prioritize communities Where Needs Are Most These programs address four pressing issues: gender-based violence, economic security, empowering girls and inclusive leadership. Learn more at Canadian Women’s Org

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