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Doodle Belonging at Canva

More than just a seat at the table.


We believe that when everyone feels valued and ​included, you do the best work of your life - and we can ​achieve our mission to empower the world to design. Each Canvanaut has a unique identity and lived experience, and contributes their talents and skills to our mission. We invite every Canvanaut to get involved with creating a workplace where everyone feels that they truly belong. We call this a celebration of diversity.

“To me, a celebration of diversity means we feel like a safe haven where diversity is truly celebrated in all its forms.” - Melanie Perkins (She/Her), CEO and Co-founder.


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Canva Collectives

Canva Collectives are Canvanaut-led spaces for underrepresented or underserved groups and their allies to come together and connect. We do this across all locations globally, based on shared backgrounds or experiences.

These groups are designed to enhance a sense of community and belonging for Canvanauts with shared identities and empower them to be consulted by our People team on important matters for their community. We recently launched 'Women @ Canva' and 'Pride @ Canva' Collectives and we look forward to launching more of these groups soon.

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Women @ Canva

A space to celebrate achievements, drive gender equality and support women to flourish personally and professionally.

The purpose of Women @ Canva is creating a culture of inclusion that inspires and empowers women with the tools and support needed to thrive in their careers, and shape the future of the Canva experience.

"Having the safe space and opportunity to freely contribute as a Filipino woman has empowered me to be more confident with my work."

- Cy Lagamson (She/Her), Program Manager

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Pride @ Canva

A vibrant community that advocates for equality and champions a world where everyone can truly be themselves.

Pride at Canva is the pursuit of inclusivity for LGBTQIA+ Canvanauts, customers, and the broader community through education, networking opportunities, and allyship programs.

“To me, a celebration of diversity means honouring everything that makes you, you. It’s committing to do the consistent and never-ending work needed to make all spaces we share feel like a space that our true selves can call home.”

- Pat Garvida (They/Them), Content Illustrator 

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Additional support

We recognise that from time to time Canvanauts may need some extra support. We're always learning and, with input from our team, we offer access to:

  • Up to 8 weeks of paid Gender Affirmation leave to support social medical and legal affirmation.
  • Support employees who may experience family or domestic violence, Canva gives 10 days paid leave and a one-off allowance.
  • In the unfortunate event of stillbirth or neonatal death, Canva offers full paid parental leave to support during this difficult time. 

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