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RBC announces 2013 Aboriginal Student Awards Program Recipients

RBC has announced its 2013 RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program recipients. Ten Aboriginal students will receive scholarships to offset the costs of post-secondary tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses during the academic year.
Committed to supporting Aboriginal …

OHRC policy on removing the “Canadian experience” barrier

On July 15, 2013, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) implemented a new policy removing the “Canadian experience” barrier in employment applications. The effect of the policy is that employers and regulatory bodies, such as …

Nominations open for the Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction 2014

Nominations are now open for the Alberta Human Rights Commission Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction. The Diversity Leadership Award recognizes workplaces that welcome diversity in their workforces, are eliminating discrimination and barriers to employment and …

Canadian Centre for Diversity to cease day-to-day operations

Citing funding challenges, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for  Diversity (CCD) has decided to cease its day-to-day operations after a year-long  effort to maintain its programs concerning the importance of diversity and  …

HRPA releases AODA compliance guide to help Ontario business meet accessibility standards

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)has released a series of five free videos and an interpretive guide to help Ontario businesses learn about their responsibilities around the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act’s (AODA) Employment Standard …

New Deloitte Study Reveals that Half of Straight White Males Hide Their Authentic Selves at Work

A new study from the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion and law professor Kenji Yoshino indicates widespread instances of “covering,” the process by which individuals downplay their differences relative to mainstream perceptions, in ways …

Changing cultures: Tackling diversity issues head-on

Despite changes in workplace law and a general cultural shift to a more gender-diverse workplace, headway still isn’t being made for many women in their attempts to break through to executive positions.
“We’ve got 50% more …

Diversity Champions — September 2013

Winners of the inaugural Excellence in Governance Awards were announced recently by the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries. Shoppers Drug Mart was recognized for its Best Practices in Managing Boardroom Diversity.
The law firm Kilpatrick Townsend …