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UNWTO releases 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism

Following the success of the first edition, published in 2012, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), a UNWTO Affiliate Member, has released the second edition of the UNWTO …

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Very Important Posts about diversity and inclusion that could transform your workplace.

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Organizations and individuals recognized for their outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace or the community.

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Proven tips, tools & strategies that can effectively transform a workforce or an entire organization.

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Guest columnists who have been in the trenches and have something to say about it.

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Easy, common sense steps for engaging a diverse workforce or creating a culture of inclusion.

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4 ways tech companies can tackle diversity

There are several key attributes that organizations that successfully retain and advance women and other underrepresented minorities in technical roles share:

  • A top-down commitment to addressing cultural bias
  • A regular, disciplined review of the numbers of women employed in all career stages, as well as comparative analysis to similar organizations
  • An explicit focus on retaining and promoting women
  • An all-hands-on-deck approach to formal training on the value of gender diversity.

Everyone benefits from having a more-inclusive work culture, and companies must acknowledge that women and underrepresented minorities cannot solve this problem alone. The companies that make measurable advances toward diversity goals do so because they have paid attention—across the entire organization—to implementing these solutions.

This is part of an article by Elizabeth Ames of Fortune magazine. For the complete story, click here.

 

 

Ontario’s 2017 David C. Onley Award Recipients

The David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility was created in 2014 to recognize Ontarians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving accessibility for people with disabilities.
This year’s award recipients are:
Role Model Award: …

DIFERA

DIFERA stands for diversity, inclusion, fairness, equality, respect and acceptance and is the first initiative of its kind in the UK’s Channel Islands. Launched by Liberate, an equality and diversity charity, DIFERA helps organizations with …

Anti-Racist Anti-Oppression Practice Supervisor position available: CCAS Toronto

Strategic Services Initiatives of The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto is seeking an Anti-Racist Anti-Oppression Practice Supervisor to provide leadership and program coordination in the implementation of plans and processes and equity strategies to achieve …

Potential Problem with a Diverse Workforce and a Solution

By Simma Lieberman

We’ve probably all have heard that a culturally diverse workforce is more creative and innovative than a homogeneous one. It’s become the “diversity meme,” so much so that there is hesitancy on the …

Top 3 tips for encouraging diversity at work

Here are the top three tips for actively encouraging diversity in the workplace from the Above the Law Career Center.

Assign high-profile work to minority attorneys.  Not doing this creates a lose-lose situation for the firm …

Premium Friday

This government initiative encourages Japanese firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of every month so that they spend money on shopping and leisure to help boost the economy. Japan …

2017 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

The 14th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards were held recently in Abbotsford, BC.  The 2017 recipients were The Water Shed Arts Café, Langley (Inclusive Environment, small organizations); University of the Fraser Valley ( Inclusive Environment, …

Understanding Disability as Diversity

Eunyoung Kim, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University, and Katherine C. Aquino, Ph.D., graduate of the Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy Ph.D. program in the College, …

9th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards

Ryerson University has honoured the extraordinary achievements of Black women from the campus and in the community at the 9th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony. This year’s recipients were: Siifan Hassen (Viola Desmond High …

The Social Café

This initiative of the Opening Doors Project provides for relevant and constructive discussions around mental health, diversity and discrimination. Past activities have included the painting of sneakers that were exhibited throughout Toronto to promote the …