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.
May 2020
Spring has arrived and with it, some new professional development opportunities from CCDI. Here are a few of our upcoming offerings coming your way soon:
  • Virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT) programs during a pandemic – As we all continue to navigate a global pandemic of an unprecedented scale, we at the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) recognize the need to help employers sustain diversity and inclusion plans with agile, flexible solutions. The reality is that issues of exclusion didn’t go away because of COVID-19. In fact, they have become arguably worse. In moments of stress, we tend to fall back on old exclusionary behaviour. Now more than ever we need to focus on inclusion of all people. CCDI is pleased to announce that all our learning solutions normally delivered in-person are now available online. Our new virtual instructor-led training programs (delivered leveraging the power of Cisco WebEx) provide an exceptional learning opportunity while ensuring people remain safe and healthy. 
  • Virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT) open enrollment certificate program – CCDI is very pleased to announce that we will soon be rolling out online open enrollments for two certificate programs featuring our highly sought-after instructor led training programs. Not only is this the first certificate program being offered by CCDI, these virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT) offerings have been perfectly timed and packaged to cater to both personal and career development goals in the context of your new normal.
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) open enrollment program – CCDI is very pleased to announce that we will soon be rolling out online open enrollments for the Intercultural Development Inventory ® (“IDI”). This marks the first time the IDI tool is being delivered exclusively to you as an individual and has been perfectly timed and packaged to cater to your personal and career development goals in the context of an operating environment which is constantly being reshaped by the effects of COVID-19. For a limited time only, CCDI is offering a special price for IDI development. You can complete your IDI assessment, receive your own results and a customized 6-month cultural development plan at a very good price. Please look out for additional details in your inbox and on our web sites in the coming days.
Upcoming events
D&I: The Virtual UnConference

CCDI Webinar: The history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

D&I: The Virtual UnConference

CCDI Webinar: The intersection of race, mental health and stigma in the age of COVID-19

CCDI Webinar: Exploring your Employer Partnership
CCDI Webinar: Allyship - Your role in supporting minorities

D&I: The Virtual UnConference

CCDI Webinar: Accommodations - The ultimate checklist

D&I: The Virtual UnConference

CCDI Webinar: Ageism and age discrimination
Understanding the why behind cultural competence
Join us to discover how cultural competence enables workplaces to broaden their talent pool, and eliminate barriers to the hiring, retention and inclusion of culturally diverse employees and clients. 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are glad to be offering the Un Conference virtually, with dates in May and June. Learn more...
Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks
Bravo to our team members Deanna Matzanke and Pablo de Chica for contributing to the translation of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks from the Centre for Global Inclusion ! Take a moment to explore this important document in English or French .
Join us this month for a free webinar
CCDI's webinars provide invaluable insight into the latest thinking about diversity and inclusion in Canada. Content is appropriate for a wide variety of professionals – from human resource practitioners and ERG members/leaders. Until May 31, 2020, CCDI is proud to offer complimentary access to our webinars for anyone. 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 :

A special note to our Employer Partners

Have you been able to check out the slew of books, film and other cultural recommendations we curated especially for you in our first ever EP Connect - Diversity and Inclusion in the New Normal tip sheet? You're warmly invited to look through these recommendations and make the best of the current times by being educated and entertained via a vast spectrum of diversity and inclusion related content. You can access this list through the link previously sent to you.
CCDI in the news
Upcoming observances
Western Canada (Calgary) 
2605 - 500 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2V6
Eastern Canada (Toronto) 
820 - 2 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3 
Atlantic Canada (Moncton)
137 Goldleaf Court
Riverview, NB E1B 5V3