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BioTalent Canada: Promoting a Diverse Culture in the Workplace

Workplace diversity refers to the differences among people in an organization. Diversity not only involves how people perceive themselves, but how they perceive others. Those perceptions affect their interactions. Diversity encompasses concepts of race, gender, …

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


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


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


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


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


Diversity Champions — September 2014

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) has announced the winners of the second annual Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d’excellence en gouvernance (EGs). Included on the list was the Hamilton Community Foundation for its best practices to enhance boardroom diversity.


The Interpublic Group (IPG) has honored those agencies and employees from its US network who have shown leadership in advancing IPG’s goal of being one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies. This year’s winners of the IPG Inclusion Award were: Jack Morton ( Community Partnership Award), Weber Shandwick (Inclusive Talent Cultivation), McCann New York (Inclusive Marketing Initiative of the Year), MRM//McCann Detroit (Communication and Education Initiative), Orion Holdings (Most Inclusive Climate Award), Dayana Falcon (Individual Champion of Inclusion), Carmichael Lynch (Agency Champion of Inclusion), and Ed Huerta-Margotta (Chief Diversity Officer/Human Resources Leader of the Year).

Last month the ANZ and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust handed out their 17th annual Diversity Awards celebrating workplace diversity in New Zealand. This year’s winners were Jacobs (Empowerment Award), Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital (Cultural Celebration Award), Odyssey (Divers-Ability Award), Nirvana Health Group (Positive Inclusion Award), Russell Group (Skills Highway Award), Aurecon (Tomorrow’s Workforce Award), Ranjna Patel, East Tamaki Healthcare (Walk the Talk Award), and Andrew.Stewart (Work Life Balance Award).

The Rainbow Tick

The Rainbow Tick is New Zealand’s first diversity certification program. It tests whether a workplace values and welcomes sexual and gender diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) community through auditing, focus groups, training …

Planning Inclusive Meetings and Special Events

By Evelina Silveira
Recently, I was perusing a business magazine that had a section dedicated to meeting planning. It was written by a professional in the field yet I could have sworn that the article was …

Top 4 Ways to Communicate with Workers with Disabilities

The Stanley East Company in New Zealandwas established to assist businesses and organizations to communicate well within the workplace and their communities. Here’s what they recommend when it comes to employees with disabilities.
• Ask what …

Evelina Silveira: Advocating diversity in the workplace

By Lachelle Arevalo
As Canada’s population becomes more diverse, so do the entire country’s workforce. According to Statistics Canada, by 2031, one in three Canadian workers will be born in a different country, making the labor force …

BMO’s Paul Noble Recognized with Out On Bay Street Annual Award

Paul Noble, vice-president & deputy general counsel, BMO Capital Markets Legal, has won the 2014 Deloitte Leaders To Be Proud Of Professional Leadership Award.
The annual Out On Bay Street professional awards series recognizes exemplary achievement …

The Work & Life Hub

The next generation in work-life and diversity support in Australia  is here:-the Work & Life Hub.
Over the past year Sydney-based work-life and diversity solutions provider SeventeenHundred has been researching the needs of people within organizations …

Integrating a Diverse Talent Base into Your Company Culture

Interview with Lyne Parent-Garvey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hydro Ottawa

Faced with an aging workforce, a shortage in skilled-trade workers, and the need to attract, retain and develop diverse talent to spur innovation, drive growth and …

Diversity Champions — August 2014

Gaston Cotnoir, manager of education and community resources at Reseau Access AIDS Network has won a Fière Sudbury Pride award. Cotnoir’s job is to go into schools and workplaces to teach about diversity and sexuality and how to make places inclusive. …

Diversity Advancement Program

Launched earlier this year, this initiative developed by the T. Howard Foundation (THF), an organization whose mission it is to increase the representation of minorities in the media and entertainment industry. Working with recruiters and …

Self defense courses for blind employees

By Donna J. Jodhan
Yes, I believe that the time may have come for us to think of providing self defense courses for our blind employees.  In fact, I believe that self defense courses should be …