Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At Cascades, we know diversity is source of possibilities.

Our Main Pillars of Action

Physical and Mental Wellness

Our Latest Initiatives

Through various initiatives, Cascades expresses its commitment to bringing equity, diversity and inclusion to life in its workplace, and to invite Cascaders to contribute to the creation of a professional and social space where people feel comfortable.


The internal journal now available in Spanish!

​​​​​​As the Spanish-speaking population has become increasingly important within Cascades in recent years, The Cascader team chose to add a Spanish version to its offer in order to reach and reflect the greatest number of employees.



Ladies and Machines Event

The Cascader Cynthia Larose, Regional Operations Manager for Cascades Recovery+, took the initiative of organizing an event called Ladies and Machines, in hopes of encouraging the presence of women in the Lachine and Ottawa plants, among other things, and making them aware of all the possibilities opened to them!

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A New Family for Ukrainians

Our St. Marys plant now has seven new employees from the Ukraine: Nadiia, Ruslan, Tetiana, Vlad, Lilia, Valerii and Anastasiia. For the diversity, hard work, and positive attitude they bring to the plant, we are happy to count them among our great family of Cascaders.

Physical and Mental Wellness

Cascades Recovery+ Breaks Mental Health Stigma

Cascades Recovery+ Kelowna has adopted the Mental Health Continuum, a self-assessment tool that allows each employee to place themselves in one of the categories on the continuum. This tool has opened the door to communication and has demonstrated the trust that employees can place in management to talk freely about mental health.

Physical and Mental Wellness

Cascades Tissue Group – Lachute participates in a mental health workshop

As part of the Réseau des éclaireurs en santé psychologique project initiated by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, the Lachute plant opened its doors to professionals from the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides (CISSS) team so that they could lead a resilience activity on men's health and well-being.

Physical and Mental Wellness

Healthy Workplace Month

Throughout October, Cascades celebrated Healthy Workplace Month to emphasize the importance of adopting workplace habits that promote a healthy mind, body and organizational culture. Lunchtime conferences, morning stretching sessions and visits from nutritionists were organized.


The Lachine Plant Implemented a New Code of Conduct

Our Lachine plant has about sixty employees of various origins, cultures, religions and mother tongues. To maintain a pleasant work environment, the management team has implemented a new code of conduct based on three main orientations: respect for others, employee responsibility and safety.

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Cascades Containerboard Packaging - Richmond Celebrates Diversity

In celebration of Pride month in Canada, Cascades Containerboard Packaging - Richmond plant held a Pride Weekend to show support not only for Pride events, but also for anyone who feels unheard, excluded or marginalized and to let them know that they are more than welcome to join the Cascades team.


Interns' Day: a tradition at Cascades

For a few years now, Cascades has been pleased to organize a day dedicated entirely to its interns. The objective: to develop their sense of belonging and to show them our gratitude that they have chosen Cascades as their learning environment.


Lunchtime conference between employees

For a second year, two Cascaders agreed to talk about their career paths during a lunchtime conference with the theme of female leadership. ​​They shared anecdotes from their careers, and gave some advice, all with tremendous openness, humor and humility. This was followed by a discussion about gender in leadership.


#speaktruthfully: Mentoring for Employees

Since January 2022, a pilot project has enabled more than 125 duos to propel their careers through a mentor/mentoree relationship. The benefits are multiple: fostering inclusion and diversity of opinions; sharing challenges and issues to help with development; and increasing one's network by creating links outside one's work team.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In addition to the initiatives at our various units, a blessing ceremony and hoop dance with guests from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society was held at our Vancouver facility. The time zone did not prevent many employees from joining the event remotely!


A new Pride shirt offered to employees

In response to the interest of many Cascaders in purchasing a shirt like the one offered in 2021 by Cascades Containerboard Packaging – Richmond plant, the LGBTQ2S+ committee created its own version and made it available to everyone!

International Recruitment

Our international recruitment team is developing a new pool of candidates in collaboration with immigration partners to fill our operational positions with qualified international workers.

Our Offices and Facilities Show their Colors


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Cascaders' testimonials

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Kawsar Omar

Cascades Recovery+ Ottawa


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Fernando Calvillo Sanjuan

Senior Projects Leader - Operations


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Mariana Gruescu

IT Analyst,


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Felipe Medina

Thermoformer Operator,
Plastiques Cascades


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Oumar Ba

Supply Chain Director,


Women in the Workplace

Read the testimonials of inspiring women Cascaders who hold key positions within our company and follow their ambitions.

Learn more

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