Our vision is a Canada without prejudice and discrimination – a country that celebrates diversity, difference and inclusion. CCDI is proud to share with you its latest initiatives, events and resources dedicated to driving the diversity conversation here in Canada.
August 2019
As a diversity and inclusion professional, you know your skills are vital to the future of Canadian organizations. Yet, how can you prove to your clients or employers that you have what it takes to advance the D&I agenda and promote real change? Get certified and become a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™). Learn more...
Upcoming events
 CCDI Webinar: Transitions in the workplace - Promising practices in providing a positive space
September 4: English

CCDI Webinar: Respect in the workplace
September 10: English

CCDI Webinar: Reverse discrimination
September 12: English

CCDI Webinar: Coming out in the workplace - The LGBTQ2+ experience and how colleagues can support
October 2: English

CCDI Webinar: Economic outcomes of disaggregated visible minorities groups in the Canadian labour market, by Statistics Canada
October 15: English

CCDI Webinar: Accessibility - Navigating a world filled with barriers
October 17: English
Community of Practice: Circle for reconciliation
September 16: Calgary AB
September 25: Edmonton AB

October 9: Vancouver BC
October 16: Saskatoon SK
October 17: Regina SK
October 21: Victoria BC
October 23: Winnipeg MB
October 25: Montréal QC
October 29: St. John's NL

November 5: Halifax NS
November 7: Fredericton NB
November 8: Moncton NB
November 14: Ottawa ON
November 19: London ON
November 21: Mississauga ON
November 22: Kitchener ON
November 26: Oshawa ON
November 27: Toronto ON
We are re-evaluating the development and delivery of French webinars to address feedback from attendees. We will have a refreshed French webinar program, aimed at better meeting your needs, announced in the upcoming months. We anticipate launching these new webinars in September/October 2019.
Circle for reconciliation
What role do employers have in reconciliation? CCDI is pleased to host a Circle for Reconciliation, which will take participants through the Commission’s recommendations related to the workplace, share locally relevant issues around Indigenous inclusion, and provide examples of ways employers can work toward meaningful reconciliation. Learn more...
Centennial Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion
The Centennial Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion is a leadership development certificate program designed for managers, leaders, HR, diversity professionals, and individual contributors. It applies diversity and inclusion practices to leadership issues in the workplace. We developed this program to support individuals who work as diversity professionals. It is valuable for organizations that want to improve team performance, foster innovation and build inclusive leadership . Learn more...
Talking to Canadians – CCDI’s podcast
Talking to Canadians is a podcast the strives to tell the unique and diverse stories of Canadians. CCDI’s Founder & CEO, Michael Bach, sits down with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and dives into their unique, lived experiences, to share what connects us as Canadians. With guests such as Khadija Waseem, Kevin Rempel, and Marni Panas, you won't want to miss it! Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Soundcloud, and Spotify. Learn more...
2019 Western Employer Initiative of the Year: Tolko Industries – Leadership Impact for Women
Tolko Industries is a family owned and operated company that opened its doors in the 1950s. This family orientation drove the values of respect and integrity through the organization, business model and inevitably led to the development of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. Tanya Wick, Vice President of People & Services spoke with us about Tolko’s D&I work and their program, Leadership Impact for Women. Learn more...
Welcome to our new Employer Partners
We mainly work with employers, because we know that when the workplace is inclusive, positive effects are felt by the broader community. Join us in welcoming the latest addition to our unparalleled  Employer Partner roster :

Upcoming observances
Caregivers Month 

August 5: Civic Holiday
August 11-15: Eid Al-Adha
August 13-15: Obon
August 15: Assumption of Mary
August 15: Raksha Bandhan
August 24: Krishna Janmashtami
August 31-September 28: Muharram
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