Workplace Culture

Perimeter Institute is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, harassment-free working environment for all students, scientists, support staff, and volunteers, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or place of origin.  We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of harassment, discrimination, or violence in the workplace. Trust and mutual respect are the basis of our community. All Perimeter Institute employees and volunteers are expected to abide by and follow the Institute's Code of Conduct.


In June 2017, Perimeter Institute won the Employee Recommended Workplace award, which recognizes companies for excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged, and productive workforce. Read more


Perimeter Institute aims to effect positive change in the balance of women and other under-represented groups in theoretical physics through a series of special initiatives named after pioneering German mathematician Emmy Noether. Read more


Perimeter Institute is vitally interested in the health and safety of its employees, volunteers and patrons. The Institute will strive to eliminate any foreseeable hazards which may result in fires, security losses, damage to property and personal injuries or illness. Responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy environment rests with every individual. It is imperative that all hazards are reported immediately to the immediate supervisor or volunteer coordinator. Prior to any event/volunteer effort, staff and volunteers are expected to review the Institute exits and emergency procedures.


Perimeter Institute is committed to providing an environment that is accessible and inclusive to all persons who work, study or visit the Institute (including volunteers, patrons and third party contractors). The Institute will strive to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the following core principles as outlined in the AODA:

  • Dignity:  Goods and services are provided in a manner that is respectful to persons with a disability and does not diminish the person’s importance.
  • Independence:  Accommodating a person’s disability means respecting their right to do for themselves and to choose the way they wish to receive goods and services.
  • Integration: Persons with disabilities can access all goods and services. This may require alternative formats and flexible approaches. It means inclusiveness and full participation. This is a fundamental human right.
  • Equal Opportunity:  Service is provided to persons with disabilities in a way that their opportunity to access goods and services is equal to that given to others.

Please read our AODA Policy. Should you feel the need for further clarification please feel free to read through our AODA Training Manual and take our Awareness Quiz, Test Your Knowledge.  

If you have feedback on our accessibility initiatives or concerns about your experience with us please contact us by email at [email protected], by phone at 519-569-7600 ext. 6092, or in person.