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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

We value, respect and embrace all differences. We commit to building a fair and impartial business community. We foster a culture where all associates feel valued and have a sense of belonging.

We are Sonepar, Powered by Difference.

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Gillian Gurney, Sonepar Canada VP of HR

We want to amplify our associates' voices and understand their experiences. All associates should feel they have access to career opportunities regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or age.


Attract, retain and promote women within our workforce  

Promote Diversity at all levels, and encourage associates from diverse backgrounds to grow within the organization 

Enable an environment that fosters career progression of all associates from all generations 

Diversity, Equaity and Inclusion in Action in Canada

Check out some of our national initiatives below!

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Sonepar’s Scholarship Program through Electro-Federation Canada

Sonepar partners with Electro-Federation Canada annually to provide scholarships for post-secondary students enrolled in a related field of study to the electrical industry. Our program targets women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and mature students to ensure we are supporting the next generation of leaders who will power a changing world in the Canadian Electrical industry. 

Sonepar Partners with Indigenous Artist Patrick Hunter

In honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sonepar partnered with Indigenous Artist Patrick Hunter and bought his Orange Shirts for our associates to show our support of indigenous peoples. All proceeds generated from Patrick’s shirts are donated to the national Indigenous charity Indspire, which invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. 

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Sonepar Partners with Africville Museum to help Spread Awareness

In honour of Black History Month, Sonepar partnered with the historical Canadian museum, Africville, to help spread awareness regarding ethical and sustainable development. To help support this initiative Sonepar gave away Africville T-shirts to 100 lucky associates and published an article featuring Africville Executive Director, Juanita Peters, as she explains the history of the African Nova Scotian community and why sustainable and ethical development is crucial to Canada’s future growth. 

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Sonepar in Canada is an independent family-owned company in the B2B distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions.


Sonepar is committed to very high ethical, social, and environmental standards.

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Today, Sonepar is the leading distributor of energy-efficient products, pioneering the energy transition and making sustainability a priority.


We are represented by 6 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, and have over 90 locations with coverage in 8 provinces.