MD’s commitment to Black Lives Matter, diversity, equality and inclusion

June 18, 2020 Daniel Labonté

Over the last few weeks, we have taken the time to listen and learn about the significance and impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, and to reflect on what it means for our organization and the clients we serve. We know that we can and we must do better to support diversity, equality and inclusion, internally at MD, with our clients, and in the community.

Earlier this month, we decided to pause MD’s digital ads and company-related social media posts out of respect for the movement. At the same time, we reviewed our own commitment to Black employees and the greater Black community.

We are committed to having the difficult but important conversations surrounding racism and inequality in order to gain a better perspective. We will also:

  • Continue to work with our partners at Scotiabank about how MD can best support all forms of diversity.
  • Explore how we can work with the Black physician community to assist in initiatives that uplift and support the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) medical community. 

We are committed to actively listening so that our BIPOC employees' voices are heard and their unique perspectives are recognized. The Black Lives Matter movement exposes complex, deep-rooted issues. While the foundation of our MD community has always been collaboration, support and a strong desire to grow, we still have much to learn.

We want to thank those of you who have reached out to us on this important matter. Please know that we value your input and perspective. We are listening and we hear you.

As we continue on our journey toward equality for everyone, we would welcome any further input to help us build a more diverse and inclusive organization for employees and the clients we serve. Please send your comments to

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Daniel Labonté

Daniel Labonté is President and Chief Executive Officer of MD Financial Management.

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