Strength in diversity

We are dedicated to building a strong company through a culture where everyone is equally valued and respected.

The Inspire Network

Since 2014, The Inspire Network has been a vital part of how we approach inclusive culture at Save-On-Foods. We believe our workforce should represent our customers, our team members and our communities in all areas of our company. Through Inspire, we aim to:

  • Build a strong company through a culture where everyone is equally valued and respected. 
  • Support our leadership pipeline by fostering equality, diversity of thought, gender, skill, culture, experience and age. 
  • Encourage and support those who want to make a difference and drive change.
  • Empower those who want to take ownership of their careers and have the courage and desire to take on a leadership role.

We believe that when this is done right, it will help us be a company that reflects the needs and wants of our very diverse customer base — and make us a fantastic place to work.

Over the past decade, The Inspire Network has worked to drive gender equality throughout the company. A working committee representing all regions across the country now meets on a regular basis to develop content, strategies and plan events and workshops.

This has led to a lot of great support for initiatives.

  • We have facilitated annual leadership development workshops on the importance of diversity, unconscious bias education and engaging all genders in this work.
  • We give back to our communities by supporting Dress for Success — whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
  • We’re thrilled that Save-On-Foods women have been recognized every year since inception as STAR WOMEN in Grocery by Canadian Grocer — which recognizes the remarkable achievements of women working in the grocery industry.
  • 34%of our leaders at the retail level identify as women.
  • 40%of our leaders in management roles identify as women.

Our Mission

Embracing the future of our team members

Our team members are the heart of our operations and provide the vision, leadership and passion that ensures customer service is always a priority. We always seek out ways to support our team members, from embracing new ways of working to expanding diverse perspectives on our teams.

  • Safety


    We will always provide our team members, contractors, and customers with a safe working environment.

  • Health and Wellness

    Health and Wellness

    We will provide the opportunity and resources to enhance the wellness of our team members.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity and Inclusion

    We will create a culture of respect that embraces all individuals, celebrates diversity and advances equity.

Workplace Safety

Protecting our team members

Every year, WorkSafeBC and its external auditors conduct a health and safety audit as part of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) in B.C. Our teams have done an amazing job of building a culture of safety through our Health and Safety and Claims program focused on continuous improvement. In fact, our program is becoming the new standard for the retail industry. We received a score of 91% in Health & Safety and a score of 93% in Injury Management — up 2% from the year prior.


Team Member Health and Wellness

Save-On-Foods team members have free access to LifeSpeak — a holistic well-being platform which provides instant access to expert advice on all kinds of topics including mental health, physical conditions, diseases, stress management, caregiving and more. LifeSpeak is available anywhere and anytime; includes video, audio and actions plans; and is 100% confidential.


of middle management team members at Save-On-Foods are women.


  • 1Create an inclusive and equitable environment for people to have good paying jobs, utilize their skills in meaningful ways and advance their careers.
  • 2Uphold the highest standards of health and safety to provide a workplace that promotes wellness.
  • 3Continually improve diversity, innovation, fun, integrity, entrepreneurship and transparency across our organization.