Amil Reddy

Community Investment Manager

Chair, Diversity and Inclusion




Teresa Baker

Founder, The Pledge



The Basics

Company Name: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
Location: Headquartered Vancouver, British Columbia, with stores across Canada
Founded: 1971
Full-Time Employees: 2700
Products: Apparel and equipment for camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, climbing, hiking, running, yoga, travel and more.
Social: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter
Claim to Fame: MEC was the first Canadian apparel brand to launch a Factory Fair Trade™ Certified product line in 2014, and we’re the Canadian apparel brand with the largest assortment (92 Fair Trade Certified products last year).



The Culture

Demographics (Optional):
The best thing about working at MEC is: The people. MEC Staffers are hands-on, all-in enthusiasts. The stoke for the outdoors is contagious.  
When we’re not working, we’re: Waking up with the sun, leaning into corners, breaking trail, climbing splitters, catching waves, tying knots, skiing the trees, rigging tarps, crossing finish lines.
What we’re reading: 
What we’re listening to: 
If they made a movie about our workplace, it would be called: The Outsiders
Inclusion in the outdoors matters because:  The outdoors is for everyone.

Five years down the line, it’s our hope that: More Canadians are active and see themselves reflected in MEC’s brand. 



The One-Year Goals

(What’s the company culture we wish to create?)

  • To be added later!