Amazon Canada introduces Fièr.es, a coloring book to raise employee awareness of the experiences of people in the LGBTQ2S+ community

MONTREAL, August 2, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Amazon Canada was introduced today Fièr.es [Proud]a project to raise awareness among companies Quebec Employees about the realities facing their colleagues who are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community. In the form of a coloring book and a collection of true stories, Fièr.es shares the experience of five Amazon employees Quebec and Canada telling their stories as members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. The 50-page book of their stories, accompanied by their coloring portraits, will be distributed to employees at all Amazon centers in Germany Quebec Fostering an engaged, constructive dialogue about inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

“At Amazon, our teams are made up of people from diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences,” he says Zoya ZaylerHead of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Canada. “We are so proud of the start Fièr.es to raise awareness of the diverse realities of our employees; Our goal is to continue to make our workplace an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and values ​​its positive impact.”

“When I talk about my job at Amazon, I’m proud to be able to tell people it’s a safe place where I feel respected and valued,” he said Jahir CastilloHuman Resources Business Partner, YUL2, Montreal. “There are so many programs, initiatives and activities that are implemented to ensure an inclusive work atmosphere. Fièr.es is the perfect example of this and the impact that projects like this can have on the lives of employees is immense.”

Bring Fièr.es brought to life, Amazon collaborated with Chris Bergeron, the established man Quebec author of the novels Confirm and Vaillante, who confirmed the texts of the book and wrote the foreword. visual artist Maxime Prevost created all illustrations for the project.

Pride is contagious; this is its strongest characteristic. The pride of one awakens that of the other. That is the value, the utility of the few portraits you hold in your hands. Spend some time with these touching testimonies. Embellish the illustrations by Maxime Prévost that accompanied her with all the colors of the rainbow.

With small gestures like this we push away the darkness.

Chris Bergeron (translated excerpt from the foreword of Fièr.es)

This initiative is part of Amazon’s efforts in alignment with its mission to be the best place to work on earth by creating inclusive workplaces that celebrate diversity and where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and advance.

Can you take a look? Fièr.es at the Amazon booth at Montréal Pride Friday, August 5th. The company will also be there Sunday, August 7thwhen several dozen employees from the greater Montréal area will participate in the Pride Parade.

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Glamazon affinity group

Glamazon is one of 14 affinity groups at Amazon that help connect, support, and empower communities of employees around the world. The affinity group aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ2S+ issues and encourage opportunities for engagement both inside and outside the company through mentoring and social gatherings throughout the year. There are currently more than 40 Glamazon chapters worldwide, including a chapter in Quebec.

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