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Ontario Increasing Funding for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

Ontario is providing an additional $6 million to help students with disabilities across the province pursue their passions and get the skills they need to succeed at college or university.
There are now twice as many …

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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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The Drag Show

The University of Akron held a drag show to promote diversity on campus and emphasize that it’s okay to be different. At one point in the show, the performers changed the lyrics of If You’re Happy and You Know It to fit the audience’s sexual preferences.

“This event portrayed how different everyone is and showed that no one should be judged based on their race or sexual orientation. Everyone should love themselves based on who they are, not what others want them to be.” ~Michael Fenstermaker, UA student

TOP 7 ways to recruit new Canadians

According to the website www.hireimmigrants.ca: “The Canadian-born workforce is shrinking and the demand for labour is growing. Skilled immigrants fill that need and help Canadian companies do business with the world. They boost innovation and …

DAWN-RAFH Canada celebrates 30 years of service to women

The DisAbled Women’s Network / Réseau d’action des femmes handicapées (DAWN-RAFH) Canada begins a year of celebrating 30 years of service to Canadian to women with disabilities and Deaf women.
Seventeen women with disabilities from across …

Having an espresso with my inner mentor

By Shawn Mintz
Have you ever read a book that left such an impact that you couldn’t stop talking about it? For me, that book is Playing Big by Tara Mohr.
In her book, Mohr coined the …

Top 3 ways to foster diversity and inclusion

As an organization you may profess to believe in diversity and inclusion, but how do you actually achieve it? Here are 3 simple and effective ways:

Create a policy that ensures zero tolerance for negative behavior …

Mx

The Oxford English Dictionary is considering adding ‘Mx’ to the list of honorifics that includes Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms. The gender-neutral term refers to transgender people or anyone who does not identify with a …

Diversity Champions — June 2015

 
 
The Excellence in Diversity Awards, celebrating inclusive employers and diversity champions, were handed out last month.  The categories rewarding the best of UK diversity across all industries included Diverse Companies, Employees of the Year, Best …

Gender diversity and ‘Women Who Rock’

By Elena Mayer
The issue of gender diversity is gathering real steam in the mining industry, despite its reputation for being male-dominated.
The recently introduced Ontario Securities Commission disclosure requirement that deals with representation of women on …

How talented people with Asperger’s are locked out of the career system

By Anne Cockayne, Nottingham Trent University
Imagine you heard someone described as “being paralysed by shyness”. Shyness is a characteristic we all have, but taken to excess it becomes a disability, hence “paralysing”. The person becomes disabled …

First Indigenous Workplace Inclusion Leadership Awards

For the first time in Canada, companies and individuals that are advancing engagements, relationships and partnerships with Indigenous people, businesses, and communities have been honoured for Indigenous workplace inclusion performance excellence.
“We are recognizing hard work, …

2015 Helen Keller Achievement Award Honorees announced

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has announced the names of four honorees of this year’s Helen Keller Achievement Awards.  Awardees include Apple Inc. for breakthroughs in accessible technology, actor Charlie Cox for his portrayal of a …