It’s who we are, and what our businesses should be.
We are a nation built on respect, and respectful behaviour.
Canada has a deep, proven history promoting and protecting the fundamental the rights of nations and individuals, political rights and civil liberties. Canadians value, advocate and defend human rights, the rule-of-law, gender equality, linguistic duality, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Canadians don’t typically beat-our-chests and seek attention/accolades, preferring to let our actions speak for us. In general, we are a friendly, unpretentious group who value honesty, empathy, truthfulness and humility in our relationships with others.
As a people – and as a nation – we listen when others speak. We consider their arguments and the position they are trying to convey. We do our best hold civil, two-way conversations. We respect the privacy and individualism of others. We do our best to lead-by-example, versus telling others what to do.
Respectful behaviour is a differentiating feature of our nation. With this Canada’s Most Respected award program, we’re endeavoring to bring this important, meaningful character trait more into our consciousness and conversations.