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The Diversity Bus

The Diversity Bus, the latest incarnation of the Pride Festival Bus, has been designed to promote and celebrate diversity in the community by carrying messages that will make a difference. The bus has been named …

Adecco pushes for diversity

The Adecco Group hosted its first Global Sports & Inclusion Day (GS&ID) for employees, elite athletes, partners and clients. The leading global workforce solutions provider urged organisations to encourage healthier lifestyles among their workers to …

New tool to assess organizational diversity released: BRF

The Biogerontology Research Foundation has released the results of their first pilot study, conducted as part of their ongoing partnership with Diversity.AI, alongside scientists at Youth Laboratories, University of Virginia, Insilico Medicine, University of Oxford …

Top Global Employers for LGBT staff

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity announced its Top Global Employers for 2017.  They are:
 

Accenture

Baker & McKenzie

Barclays

BP plc

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

HSBC

Pinsent Masons

RBS

Simmons & Simmons

Thomson Reuters

Vodafone

Stonewall’s Global Top Employers list celebrates the …

Fasken Martineau fosters diversity through new pilot project

Fasken Martineau is partnering with Diversity Lab along with 30 leading US-based law firms, in piloting the Mansfield Rule project. The Mansfield Rule was one of the winning ideas from the 2016 Women in Law …

New initiative launched to inform and inspire entrepreneurs

A new report, titled Entrepreneurship: Canada’s Golden Opportunity has been released  by the newly formed Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative and reveals that many barriers still exist if Canada is to reach its full potential. In a survey …

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 …

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 …

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: …

Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33 billion a year: CIBC

The report, Who Cares: The Economics of Caring For Aging Parents, co-authored by CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal and Senior Economist Royce Mendes, estimates the direct and indirect costs associated with the elderly to …