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Increasing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce

To help university leaders address a lack of underrepresented minority scholars in the nation’s scientific workforce, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities(APLU), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), and the Association of American …

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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 Internal Audit

It takes over 1850 officers with the Durham Regional Police Service to cover a territory that stretches west from Pickering to Bowmanville, north from Lake Ontario to Beaverton. So the organization felt it was essential to take stock of itself with an audit looking at race, gender, country of origin. Over 85% of the DRPS staff responded.

“As a result of seeing our own reflection, it allowed us to then tailor our recruiting needs, in terms of what we’re trying to attract.” ~Keith Richards, DRPS Diversity Coordinator

2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers

The National Diversity Council has announced the 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers. “The 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the industry,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the …

Reasonable Accommodation Includes Electronic Accessibility

Computers, mobile devices, and the Internet are integral parts of today’s workplace. Employees email, log into various systems and programs, complete employer forms, and manage their time online. Job seekers research employers and submit job …

New app for guests with disabilities: Omni Hotels & Resorts

eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Omni Hotels & Resorts have partnered to launch the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app, an exciting accessibility initiative for guests with disabilities. The eSSENTIAL Accessibility app provides keyboard and mouse replacement tools that help …

Ending discriminatory dress codes

By Richa Sandill
My favourite part about the intersection between employment and human rights law is its dynamism. It is constantly evolving to respond to new challenges — or perhaps more accurately, respond to the important …

Catalyst Announces 2016 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions

Catalyst has announced the 2016 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions—four exceptional corporate leaders who have made transformational contributions to advancing women and inclusion in the workplace. Catalyst is also recognizing for the first time three Emerging …

Demographic Demands: The business case for diversity

By John G. Smith
Recruiters in Canada’s trucking industry appear to be overlooking massive labor pools, and a recent report from Trucking HR Canada is making the business case to connect with several under-represented demographic groups.
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The Rainbow Flag

The rainbow flag—a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and diversity—was popularized by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. It now flies proudly in front of the London headquarters of Britain’s foreign spy …

Six reasons why you should become a mentor in 2016

A simple, yet powerful idea: established Canadian professionals support newcomers reconnect with their careers in Canada. That is what mentoring’s all about!
While mentoring is a proven strategy – over 75% of all mentees have found …

100abcwomen winners

100abcwomen has announced its winners for 2016. These individuals have devoted their efforts and demonstrated leadership in the advancement of black women and girls in Canada. The list of recipients are http://www.100abcwomen.ca/100-abc-winners/.100abcwomen is an informative …

INTO Café

The café is at Alder Hall at Colorado State University. It not only serves a variety of ethnic foods but also helps international students with language challenges and their integration into society. This alone makes …