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What is Purpose@Work?

Purpose@Work is a global program designed to unite our existing purpose-driven activities inspiring better outcomes, an even better work place and meaningful connections to the communities we live and work in.

Inclusion and Diversity

We are passionate about inclusion and advocate for I&D across our network of employees, members and partners Learn more


We are proud of our commitment to developing a best in class approach to complete wellness for our employees and members

Plan Advocacy

We work to enhance research related to the social value of defined benefit plans and provide value and support to plan members

Global Citizenship

We partner with like-minded institutions to create bigger and long-lasting change in our communities

Environmental Impact

We commit to creating responsible workplaces that help reduce our impact to the environment

Growth & Development

We invest in our people, providing them with opportunities so they can develop and grow

“I’m proud and excited to lead our effort to amplify social purpose within and outside OMERS. We are united in our desire and will – to care for each other and the community.” 

Shelagh Paul, SVP, Communications and Chair, Purpose@Work 

Morale is crucial to success. We all need to connect on something, to be part of a movement. Purpose unites and connects us. That’s why Purpose@Work is so important and timely for Oxford and OMERS.

Patrice Perron, Senior Manager, Retail Brand Experience, Oxford Properties

My board work outside of OMERS, focused on leveling barriers to justice in Canada particularly for Indigenous youth, is important to me. I’m pleased that Purpose@Work aligns and encourages this important work.

Jennifer Guerard, Senior Managing Director and Head of Legal, OMERS Infrastructure

I’m excited that Purpose@Work will unite us as a global company. It will allow us to focus on global initiatives while also encouraging us to support local, grassroots organizations. We have been blessed in so many ways – why not give it back to the society.

Wendy Kao, Vice President, Compliance - Asia-Pacific, OMERS