News August, 2021

Why the unconscious is the path of least resistance to eradicating bias in your workplace

By World Economic Forum | July 29, 2021 In many parts of the world, bigotry is on the rise. Attacks, both verbal and physical, against various groups are being reported. The COVID-19 outbreak has fueled anti-Asian discrimination and deadly violence. Anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish people – the most targeted religious group for hate crimes in the United States and Canada – have … Continued

Considerations on the journey to greater equity, diversity and inclusion

By Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster | Forbes | August 17, 2021 Growing up, my father was diagnosed with lupus. Without going into all the details, he had trouble walking around the block and was exhausted after a day’s work. Before he passed away, he spent his final years in a wheelchair. He could … Continued

Cast your vote in the 13th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 2021

At a time when celebrating diversity and inclusion is more important than ever, Canadian Immigrant magazine has launched the voting phase for the 13th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. All Canadians are invited to visit, get inspired by this year’s Top 75 finalists — and cast their vote for their favourites. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant … Continued

Why the pandemic will forever change D&I

By Nurhuda Syed | HRD | July, 30, 2021 Despite their best efforts over the years, organisations have been falling short of achieving genuine diversity and inclusivity. In a global culture study by OC Tanner, only 44% of employees said their organisation’s D&I efforts felt sincere, with three in five (64%) reporting that they were straight up … Continued

Racism and the need for a national integration commission

We need to break down the silos among Canadians by doing an in-depth and independent enquiry that addresses the discomfort behind diversity. By Andrew Griffith | Policy Options | August 12, 2021 Protests by communities affected by prejudice, discrimination and racism appear to be on the rise, as evidenced by the Black Lives Matter, and … Continued

Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund now open for new applications

By Bell Canada | July 20, 2021 Grants of up to $200,000 for organizations supporting access to culturally informed mental health care for BIPOC communities Bell announced that applications are now being accepted for grants from the 2021 Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund, which supports organizations working to increase access to culturally informed mental health and well-being … Continued

Minister Ng reaffirms Canada’s commitment to fighting racism and discrimination

By Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | August 9, 2021 The Government of Canada is committed to taking action against racism and discrimination in all their forms, including online, in our communities and in the workplace. Today, during a visit to the future site of the Chinatown Storytelling Centre in Vancouver, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of … Continued