Modern Niagara

by: Salonee Singh

Dismantling Harassment and Discrimination in Construction

Challenge

Racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of harassment are commonplace in construction. In response to the sector-wide hate crimes that took place 2020, CEO Brad McAninch is determined to set a new industry standard.

Solution

Recognizing the institutional problem, Modern Niagara deployed Diversio’s survey to isolate the unconscious biases and discrimination taking place in its own workplace.

“We are going to take a leadership role in dismantling racism in our industry. We have the determination and influence to make a meaningful impact it is our responsibility to take action and instill change” – CEO, Brad McAninch

Taking Swift Action for Immediate Impact

Equipped with Diversio recommendations Modern Niagara is making sweeping changes:

  1. Each executive (15 total) assumed accountability over a subset of D&I goals
  2. Rolling out 16 programs and policies across the organization to address the largest pain points
  3. Partnering with Diversio to deliver training to 300+ foremen and reset the culture across the entire workforce

 

Recognizing the resources needed to drive change, Modern Niagara tripled the budget allocated to D&I in 2021

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