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2011 National Household Survey: Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada

New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that Canada was home to about 6,775,800 foreign-born individuals in 2011. They represented 20.6% of the total population, compared with 19.8% in the 2006 Census. The country’s immigrant population, the ethnic backgrounds of its people, its visible minority population, and its linguistic and religious diversity showed that Canada is an ethnocultural mosaic.

Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace

There is a legal mandate to accommodate religious practices in the workplace. However, accommodation should not only be a requirement. It is good human resource practice to create an open environment that recognizes religious practices of all employees. A company can improve employee satisfaction and productivity by helping employees feel like they can bring their whole self to work and not having to “hide” a part of themselves in the workplace. In this webinar, learn from legal expert Dave McKechnie of McMillan about the duty to accommodate employees’ religious practices and hear from Irit Kelman, Mount Sinai, and Debbie Pawelczyk, RBC, on how to create and implement practical accommodation policies for your company. The session is moderated by diversity expert Rhonda Singer from Coaching for Action. Speakers Dave McKechnie, Partner, Employment & Labour Relations, McMillan Irit Kelman, Human Rights & Health Equity Specialist,Mount SinaiHospital Debbie Pawelczyk, Sr. Advisor – Workplace Accommodation, Employee Relations, RBC Moderator Rhonda Singer, Senior Associate, Coaching for Action   Watch  

Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI)

The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers, and diversity and inclusion (D&I), Human Rights and Equity (HR&E) and human resources (HR) practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace. Effectively managing Diversity and Inclusion, and Human Rights and Equity is a strategic imperative for all Canadian organizations that wish to remain relevant and competitive.

Canadian Labour Congress

The Congress is the national voice of the labour movement in Canada. It promotes decent wages and working conditions, improved health and safety laws. The CLC lobbies for fair taxes and strong social programs, including childcare, medicare and pensions as well as lobbying for the development of job training and job creation programs. The CLC maintains a Pride page to address GLBT issues in the workplace.

Canadian Muslim Women: A Decade of Change – 2001 to 2011

A new report suggests that Canadian Muslim women are highly educated, but are also underemployed. The report, commissioned by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), found that 24.2% of Muslim women 15 years of age and older had completed a high school diploma as their highest level of attainment, and 56.7% had postsecondary degrees or diplomas. Of the remaining 19%, many were still in high school. 8% of Muslim women with PSE experience had pursued an apprenticeship or trade certificate; 22.3% had graduated from a community college, CEGEP, or other similar institution; and approximately 40% had attained a bachelor’s degree. 12% had completed a master’s degree, and 1.7% held doctorates. 3% were medical degree holders.

CAW-TCA Canada ( The Canadian Auto Workers Union)

The CAW is committed to representing all of our members and creating safer and fairer workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) union members. We’re proud of the work we do to confront homophobia and transphobia in the workplace.

DiverseCity – The Greater Toronto Leadership Project

DiverseCity launched in 2008 to change the face of leadership in the Greater Toronto Region. Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance knew that a more diverse leadership was required to create a stronger and more prosperous city region. Together, we initiated an annual research report to map and track the levels of diversity in leadership. The first annual report established the benchmark for our city. In 2009, only 13% of the city region’s leadership were visible minorities vs. 49.5% of the population studied. To address this gap, we  created a series of action-oriented leadership development initiatives enabling hundreds of new leaders to emerge across the public, corporate and nonprofit sectors.

Diversity and Work

Topics covered include: Workforce diversity in public/private organizations, Diversity management, Corporate diversity training,

Diversity Initiative Award (NCDA)

To recognize an individual who through their initiatives and commitment, has demonstrated a high degree of cultural responsiveness within the domain of career related activities.

Diversity Toolkit

Search this website for a variety of online resources, funding sources, glossary of terms, project examples and more.

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