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.
June 2020
This session will build on the key principles and attributes of inclusive leadership that were discussed during our spring 2019 Community of Practice events. In this virtual 90-minute session, participants will review key traits of inclusive leaders, and participate in hands-on techniques based on case studies that will help them enhance their leadership skills.

In the spirit of a community of practice, the session will be highly interactive and will include small breakout room discussions in order to share and learn among participants. The event is open to all who aspire to positively influence change towards a more equitable and inclusive workplace. We have created virtual learning for three specific roles/audiences: for leaders, for diversity and inclusion practitioners, and for individual contributors and people managers.  

Registration for our virtual Community of Practice¨events will open soon!
Upcoming events
D&I: The Virtual UnConference

D&I: The Virtual UnConference

CCDI Webinar: Accommodations - The ultimate checklist

D&I: The Virtual UnConference

CCDI Webinar: Selection in employment and diversity - Becoming aware of biases to better mitigate them
CCDI Webinar: The business case for diversity and inclusion in a crisis

CCDI Webinar: Ageism and age discrimination

CCDI Webinar: The business case for diversity and inclusion in a crisis

Please note that registration for our webinars will close at 4:00 p.m. ET, one business day before the event.
New French webinar offerings
Through its business services, le Collège de Maisonneuve signed a partnership agreement with the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) for the development and presentation of webinars offered in French, from June to December 2020. The webinars will focus on diversity and inclusion management:
  • June 17, 2020 – Selection in employment and diversity - Becoming aware of biases to better mitigate them
  • September 15, 2020 – What to do with a reasonable request for accommodation on religious grounds?
  • October 27, 2020 – Intercultural mediation: Concrete and effective action
  • December 2, 2020 – Understanding emotional reactions caused by reverse discrimination to mitigate their negative effects
New professional development opportunities: V-ILT and IDI
CCDI is very pleased to announce the roll out of online open enrollments for two programs:

Virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT) open enrollment certificate program  – The VILT is a learning development solution specifically designed to allow any individual member of the public take advantage of a broad range of D&I based learning opportunities. For those of you seeking to upskill your capacity and increase your dimensions as leaders, practitioners, or allies. Learn more...

Intercultural Development Inventory ® (IDI) open enrollment program  – The IDI ® is an excellent tool for assessing intercultural competence, and for providing individual feedback and coaching to create individual developmental plans that are targeted to the specific needs and developmental level of each individual who completes the assessment. Learn more…
Free webinar: The business case for diversity and inclusion in a crisis
COVID-19 has changed the world but exclusion hasn’t taken a break. Now more than ever, we need to maintain our focus on D&I to ensure people that have traditionally been marginalized are not further pushed to the edges. CCDI has partnered with HR associations from across Canada to present a free webinar on the business case for diversity and inclusion in a crisis. 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 :

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Upcoming observances
Indigenous History Month / Pride Month

May 31 - June 6: National AccessAbility Week

June 20: Summer Solstice
June 21: Father’s Day
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