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Published on June 22nd, 2018 | by Alyssa Daniells

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Happy Pride from Flight Centre Canada!

June is Pride Month! At Flight Centre, we celebrate its values all year long. Find out more about our inclusive workplace diversity and how we’re celebrating Pride (you’re welcome to join!)

It’s Pride week here in Toronto, and across Flight Centre headquarters and retail stores country-wide, our rainbow-emblazoned logo is glowing loud and proud!

June is designated as Pride Month, highlighting and celebrating LGBTQ communities around the world. This landmark month promotes and encourages equality and acceptance regardless of sexual preference, gender and social status.

Flight Centre’s culture is aligned with these values every day of the year and we show a global commitment honouring our founding values. In Australia, where we began in 1982 and have a known national presence, Flight Centre was a pioneer in equal hiring practices. More recently, our colleagues in Australia celebrated its a long-awaited, same-sex marriage bill. Flight Centre Australia was a driver in getting petitions signed and the legislature passed late last year.

 

Closer to home, Flight Centre Canada is geared up for glittering Pride festivities all weekend long in Toronto.

Aaron Joshua Barroso, Senior Manager of Content & Social, says, “it’s 2018, and thankfully, we all hear about diversity. Our organization not only talks about it; we are diversity. Flight Centre embodies it, with employees representing a myriad of orientations and walks of life.”

Barroso points out that the Flight Centre guiding principle is to “Open up the world for those who want to see.” This is indicative of our collective open-mindedness and unity.

We are proud to say Flight Centre Canada regularly wins corporate culture awards; among the criteria is workplace diversity.

Speaking of awards, our own Vice-President Gavin Miller was listed on Canadian Traveller’s esteemed Top 40 Under 40, which further elevated Flight Centre’s representation and visibility in the LGBTQ communities.

But enough about our diversity! What are YOU doing for Pride?

From all of us at Flight Centre who show our true colours with pride every day, we wish you some rainbow-hued fun this weekend!

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Alyssa Daniells

Equipped with good grammar, a laptop and sense of humour, Alyssa curiously explores the world, whether it involves traversing oceans to anything historic, artistic or beautiful, or crossing the street for a dark roasted coffee refuel. Curating and creating compelling content (and the occasional alliteration!) is something she loves. Her phone storage is almost at capacity due to countless photos of Toronto, her toddler and other people's pets.



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