Putting our people first-MAY23

Continuously striving to be a world-class employer, WE has been recognized with 16 national and international awards for impact and culture—recognized twice by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and selected three times as a Top Employer for Young People. Our ME to WE social enterprise is a Certified B Corporation, recognized for our positive impacts when it comes to governance, our workers, community, environment and our customers. In receiving these awards, along with many others, the organization has undergone a variety of culture, HR, financial and management evaluations in a rigorous, independent and non-biased manner. Recognition and Awards

Third-Party Commendation and Reviews WE has been described as the “gold standard” in regards to the policies we have put in place for the protection and accommodation of our employees. As proud as we are of our achievements, we recognize that every organization can strive for improvement. For that reason, we have sought out independent assessments, working exhaustively with leading experts in human resources management, to provide us with research, feedback and recommendations. What employees say about working at WE We conduct regular pulse surveys to check in with our 1,000+ employees, partnering with TemboStatus , an external organization that provides us with aggregated results and ensures that all the data is anonymous. Based

on years of organizational survey research, the surveys capture how well we do in terms of employee engagement. The verdict? According to our 2018 survey: • 98 percent of WE employees

• Singh Lamarche LLP , a law firm specializing in employment law and workplace investigations, found that the specific WE policies they reviewed—promoting accessibility and protecting employees from discrimination, harassment and violence— “represent the ‘gold standard’ in terms of demonstrating a commitment by WE to ensure the protection and accommodation of their employees. The Policies were clear, comprehensive and thorough.” • Knightsbridge , a leading HR management firm, reported in their 2018 review of Human Resources culture: “Employees appreciate that WE’s organizational norms and cultural attributes are collaborative, and describe a culture of generally high appreciation of employees…. WE has a vibrant, purpose-driven culture that continues to attract top talent…. The initiatives laid out in [WE’s] People Plan demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in the employee experience.” • Appiah Law LLP reviewed the implementation of our workplace policies themselves and stated that “WE applied its policies, investigative procedures, and remedial steps in a careful, consistent and fair manner.” • Organizational psychologist Dr. David Baum noted in his 2018 case study reviewing WE’s HR strategy, policies and employee experience: “I believe that WE has become one of the best and most effective organizations in its sector, with a robust HR infrastructure.” • Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement , a leading research firm that measures and evaluates social impact, notes: “In my experience, many charities struggle to attract the best talent and secure the resources to support that talent and to create a culture of excellence. [WE Charity] has been able to attract young, top talent and to retain that talent by establishing a high-performance culture and at the same time providing a stable and nurturing environment for staff to thrive. ”

— Interbrand Iconic Canadian Brands 2017

— Good Housekeeping Humanitarian Seal 2017

— MoneySense 2017 “The Charity 100” 2017

believe they are making a positive change in the world because of their work

• 96 percent believe we are

making a difference in the world • 90 percent of staff say they are personally connected to our organization’s mission • 78 percent of WE team members say they love their job • 80 percent of WE team members see themselves staying with WE for the foreseeable future Importantly, we also use the results of these anonymous annual surveys to ensure we are continuously improving in our service to staff. Comparing results year-over-year since 2015, our employee surveys have noted: • 2.85 x improvement in the area of work-life balance • 5.33 x improvement in providing adequate compensation • 1.22 x improvement in overall employee recognition • 1.73 x improvement in the effectiveness of our internal employee communications efforts

— Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2016

— Canada’s Most Admired CEO 2015

— B Corp Certification 2015

— Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2013

— Notable – Canada’s Top 5 Charities Run by Young Professionals 2013

— Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2013

— Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2012

— Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2011

— Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2008

— World Economic Form, 2008

— Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2007

— Roosevelt Freedom Medal, 1998

— State of the World Forum Award, 1997

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