Unlocking the Power of A Diversity Calendar: A Guide to Genuine Inclusion

A diversity calendar presents an opportunity to authentically honour the unique tapestry of your organization’s cultures and identities. Beyond flashy banners and social media posts, a truly inclusive workplace requires a deeper commitment that transcends performative actions.

Why Being an Ally During Cultural Holidays Matters – And How to Do It Right

If you read our post earlier this year on How a Diversity Calendar can Transform Your Workplace Culture, you know that there are many ways for organizations to utilize our Diversity calendar.

And while big moves like making holiday, vacation and personal time off policies are ideal, if you’re not in a leadership position or working in HR, you may not have the power to make changes like this.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do.

Chinese New Year vs Lunar New Year

In January or February of each year, communities across Canada celebrate Chinese New Year loud and proud. Signalling the start of spring and the end of winter, this holiday is one of the most important times of the year for Chinese families. The parades, red decorations, dragon dances, and large meals are all part ofContinue reading “Chinese New Year vs Lunar New Year”

DEI Trends for 2023

What do employees want in 2023?  As the year comes to a close, there are many predictions for the future of work in 2023.  Although we can’t claim to know the future, we want to share 3 DEI trends that will impact organizations in the long and short term.  Flexible Work Arrangements  In a surveyContinue reading “DEI Trends for 2023”

Honouring Louis Riel

On November 16, Métis people across Canada will be honouring the life and sacrifices made by the prolific leader Louis Riel. Although Louis Riel Day is not a statutory holiday in Alberta, it is crucial to understand its significance to the Métis people.   Who is Louis Riel?  Born in 1844 in Red River Settlement, Manitoba,Continue reading “Honouring Louis Riel”

Disability Employment Awareness Month

In October, many organizations and provinces celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM). It is a time to recognize the 1 in 5 Canadians who experience disability and the incredible contributions they make to our labour force. Despite the positive outcomes associated with inclusive hiring, approximately half of Canadians with disabilities are underemployed or unemployed (which is about 10x the national average).

World Refugee Day 

World Refugee Day

What is your organization doing to support refugees?

Do you hire refugees and newcomers? Did you know that there are incentives that can go along with this important support for people fleeing their homes? When it comes to hiring equitably and inclusively, there are some things to keep in mind for refugee applicants and employees.

Sikh Heritage Month: What it is and how you can celebrate  

Sikh Heritage Month: What it is and how you can celebrate

In April, Canadians across the country mark the beginning of Sikh Heritage Month–and on April 14, Sikhs world-wide celebrate Vaisakhi. Whether in politics or sports, Canada’s Sikh community has been a part of the country’s DNA since the late 19th century. Not quite sure you understand what Sikhism is? Read on to find out, and explore a few ways to help celebrate Sikh Heritage Month.