The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) aims to help employers and relevant professionals address diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. It has a mission to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and promote recognition of diversity as an asset. While diversity is about the unique characteristics of individuals, inclusion relates to a collective culture that values difference. Together, these concepts allow individuals to benefit groups, as well as the reverse.
The CCDI offers consulting services and a range of learning opportunities. It also runs events, including webinars, an "UnConference," and professional development courses. The organization maintains free online resources including reports, toolkits, and case studies, as well as a knowledge repository and data analysis tools that can be accessed for a fee.
Employers and community organizations—as well as individual practitioners working in the areas of diversity and inclusion, human rights and equity, and human resources—can all collaborate and benefit from the expertise of the CCDI. One way to start getting involved might be to participate in one of CCDI’s UnConferences (http://ccdi.ca/events/unconference/), coming up across Canada in October and November of 2016.