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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.

Thoughts on a Society of Accessibility Professionals

There is a strong esprit de corps amongst the people who work in accessibility. It’s founded on the belief that the digital world should be more inclusive, and it’s tempered by the shared experiences of …

My Black is Beautiful

Proctor & Gamble

This Procter & Gamble campaign includes a cable TV show, a website, a Facebook page with more than 55,000 members, sponsorship of a major music festival, special events in cities nationwide and endorsements by black …

Global diversity news briefs – June 2012

Hireimmigrants.ca has developed a free, one-stop-shop with information, resources and tools for recruiting, retaining and promoting skilled immigrants. The Roadmap tool provides articles, HR policy templates, videos, webinars, report summaries and successful employer practices and …

Diversity champions – June 2012

HR consultant Eileen Stewart has been given the Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year by the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA). The award is given to an individual who contributes …

The eternal internship

Donna J. Jodhan

There is no doubt that many companies probably have the best of intensions in mind when they set up internship programs that are aimed at attracting disabled applicants.  These programs are almost always laid out …

Top 4 Steps to Promoting Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness

A recent whitepaper has revealed that managers with high versatility were rated significantly more effective at promoting diversity and inclusiveness within their organizations than managers with lower versatility.
Managers with high versatility were more likely to …

Deloitte collaborates with UN to “Do ONE thing for Diversity and Inclusion”

In an affirmation of its leadership in and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) proudly supported the UN-sponsored World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which raises awareness of …

Developing Global Talent Pools to Source and Place Talent

The scarcities found in the Canadian talent pool have caused organizations to look at talent management and employee development in a very new and different way. As the challenges and responsibilities of talent leaders have …

New ICD study underscores the benefits of increased diversity on corporate boards in Canada

Canadian corporate directors agree board diversity is an important and worthwhile initiative that can contribute to better decision making and governance, according to the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) study on board diversity.
The position paper, …

Ontario Disability Employment Network

Yes, it’s possible to save taxpayers millions while getting more people who have a disability into the workforce
Ontario spends $3.3 billion a year on disability income support, a figure that’s growing at a rate of …