Amazon Canada is collaborating with Quebec artists to release Fièr.es, a coloring book featuring LGBTQ2S+ workers to raise awareness of the realities they face inside and outside of the workforce

MONTREAL, August 2, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Amazon Canada was introduced today Fièr.es [Proud], a project celebrating the experience and leadership of LGBTQ2S+ workers. Five Canadian Amazon employees share their stories in this 50-page coloring book. Fièr.es contains coloring portraits of each featured employee and will be distributed to hundreds of Amazon employees Quebec and Canada in an effort to foster 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.”

Amazon Canada collaborated with local artists to bring Fièr.es bring to life and promote uniqueness Quebec Culture. The company partnered with the established Chris Bergeron Quebec author of the novels Confirm and Vaillante, who confirmed the texts of the book and wrote the foreword. visual artist Maxime Prevost created the 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 by 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.

The company worked with for the Toronto Pride Parade last June Natalie very Ba local artist and ally of the LGBTQ2S+ community to design an allegorical float accompanied by 200 Amazon employees canada Drag Race Alum Scarlett Bobo. The Company is also pleased to partner with the Glamazon Affinity Group, a collective of employees who are members and allies of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

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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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