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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 …

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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.

Three Very Simple Diversity Management and Inclusion Actions For You In 2014

By Simma Lieberman
Actually, why wait until 2014; you can begin as soon as you finish reading.
I’m not going to suggest New Year’s resolutions or tell you how to make them. There are enough books and …

The ‘at home’ workplace

By Donna J. Jodhan
Working from home is becoming a more common situation rather than an extreme or different one. For this reason, it is important for companies to be award that in order for a …

Nominations open for TRIEC’s 8th Annual Immigrant Success Awards

The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) is calling for entries for the 8th annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards. Each year TRIEC presents the IS Awards to recognize extraordinary leadership in integrating skilled immigrants into …

Diversity Champions — December 2013

Sodexo, leader in quality of life services, has been recognized by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Foundation for its commitment to recruiting, employing and integrating people from different cultures and backgrounds. Pierre Henry, CEO, On-site …

A Holiday Diversity and Inclusion Note for Employers

by Simma Lieberman
Here are a few ways you can make your workplaces more inclusive during the holidays:
* Make sure your Holiday party at work isn’t a Christmas party in disguise. Decorations and food should be …

Top 4 ways to build an inclusive and diverse workplace

Fostering environments where conversations about diversity and inclusion are encouraged can help businesses achieve an accurate reflection of the community in which it operates. According to Juan Baron, a certified financial planner, consultant and chartered …

The Inclusion Café

This free event was developed by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC and South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, in affiliation with the Vancouver Public Library, as part of their Safe Harbour: Respect …

Three women and seven men recognized as Canada’s most influential Hispanics

Chris Alexander, Minister of Immigration, and Ian Troop, CEO, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, presented awards recently to the 2013 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians.
Three hundred executives, media, diplomats, past winners and community members attended …

Blind interviewees and sighted interviewers

By Donna J. Jodhan
Whenever I am asked the question as to whether or not a blind interviewee should disclose their vision impairment to a sighted interviewer, my response is almost always a resounding ‘yes.’ My …

Ideas to enhance your mentoring initiative

By Shawn Mintz
Have you started a mentoring program or are you thinking about starting one? This is great news, because mentoring is one of the most effective ways to transfer knowledge, keep your members energized, …