OLG signs up with Black Talent Initiative amid ‘transformative’ growth

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has partnered with Black Talent Initiative (BTI) to “help foster black representation in the workplace and invest in the growth of black professionals”.

The partnership will see OLG post job opportunities on BTI’s network to create a talent pipeline for the organisation.

In addition, OLG leaders will also provide mentorship for black professionals and assist them with networking.

Tyjondah Kerr, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at OLG, commented: “We’re thrilled to be joining BTI in its mission to provide Black talent seeking career advancement with the professional development, mentorship, and community that creates career opportunities and inspires equitable, anti-racist workplaces of today and tomorrow.

“At OLG, we celebrate our differences and know that our unique perspectives, backgrounds and orientations are what make OLG a great place to work. Through our partnership with BTI, we will further our commitment to create an environment where current and future Black OLGers can excel.”

BTI is a volunteer organisation that is committed to delivering professional development, mentorship and community for individuals seeking to advance their careers.

“In our province’s history, few organisations can match the contribution that OLG has made to our communities,” added Mark Harrison, founder of BTI.

“Their focus on improving economic benefits for people is a perfect alignment with the outcomes the Black Talent Initiative is pursuing in earnest. I am honoured they are joining our movement.”

Further to this partnership, it was announced today that OLG has enjoyed ‘transformative’ digital growth, driving its gaming revenue up by over 50% since its transition to the Bede platform in October 2020.

The move to Bede is said to have been ‘integral’ to creating significant advances in customer experience on digital and mobile for OLG.

OLG’s active monthly players have grown by over 60% since its launch on Bede.

Dave Pridmore, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, commented: “The transition to Bede’s data rich platform has been integral to us being able to provide this for our customers and to continually improve our offering.

“The speed to market which we enjoy with Bede enables us to deliver outstanding content to Ontarians at the time they want it, giving us a significant competitor edge.”