Basics – Why Diversity Matters?

Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Addressing Unconscious Bias. This video highlights common gender bias assumptions. Why is this important? How does this hold people back? Watch (5 min)
  • Inclusion starts with I. This video highlights the importance of creating a workplace culture where everyone feels they belong. Watch (3.5 min)

Business Case

  • The Case for Gender Equality by Global Compact Network Canada. Read
  • Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters by Catalyst. Read


  • Report, Women in STEM by Statistics Canada. Read
  • Research, Women in STEM by Catalyst Read

Measuring Results

  • Diversity in Tech Dashboard by Tech and People Network. Read
  • Face of Leadership Scorecard for BC (2017) by Minerva BC. Read

Basics – Why Diversity Matters?

Start here for an overview of why it’s important to attract diverse talent and create inclusive workplace cultures where everyone thrives.

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Individual Action

Individuals can inspire others to take action, and follow best practices themselves to advance EDI in their communities and workplaces.

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Organizational Action

Organizations can make a big difference! Attract and advance diverse talent. Create an inclusive workplace culture where everyone thrives. Develop policies that focus on equity.

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Government Action

Government policy and legislation can change the frameworks that individuals and corporations operate within. Government also frequently leads the way by example.

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