Diversity

The secret to improving diversity at Canadian companies

By Laura Sherbin

 

Canada’s ministerial cabinet may be one of the world’s most diverse when it comes to gender and race – 50 per cent are women and a quarter are people of colour

The power of getting diversity and inclusion right in the workplace

By Rachel Crowe

 

Does your organization make diversity and inclusion a priority? Often, it can seem daunting, time-intensive and expensive – and there can be confusion around how to create meaningful change in the workplace.

When it comes to inclusivity at work, the language we use is of critical importance. Here’s why.

By Alyson Nyiri, CHRL

There’s no doubt about it: feminism has arrived in the workplace. Gender, sex and sexuality are part of our new lexicon. Discussions within an organization about people and talent need to integrate current thinking about gender, sex and sexualities.

Outcomes, not optics, the key to a truly inclusive organization

By Kim Tabac

Diversity and inclusion – two words that are becoming increasingly important in the corporate landscape. As HR professionals, we know that while related, these terms mean very different things. What we’re seeing, though, is that too often organizations are still using these words interchangeably, confusing their meaning and thereby watering down their definitions.

Implementing truth and reconciliation in the workplace

By Sarah B. Hood

In September 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surprised some observers when he used his address to the UN General Assembly not to show off Canada’s accomplishments, but to speak about the country’s failures in its relations with its Indigenous peoples.

Women still face challenges to have their chance at the table

By Angela Holtham

The business world is a much different place today than it was a few decades ago. When I set out to university in the 1970s to study math and computer science, an adviser told me not to take physics, as it would be unlikely for me to do well in the class and it wouldn’t serve any use to me in the professional world.