Is Your Organization Size Inclusive?

Incorporating size diversity into your company’s culture is fundamental to fostering inclusion. Here are 3 areas where your organization can begin to cultivate a size-inclusive culture right now.

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.

Where are all the neurodivergent people coming from? Part III

Neurodiversity is one of the latest frontiers of workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. Organizations all around the world are recognizing the importance of different ways of thinking and doing work, especially with the unique talents that neurodivergent people bring. Awareness is the first step, but how do we take action on this? Read our suggestions for small changes that can have a big impact.

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).

Meet the Founders – Part I

Did you know that this month marks the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month in Canada? This year’s theme is “She Did, So Now I Can” and aims to celebrate the trailblazers who pushed boundaries. As a woman-owned business, we want to take this month celebrate our very own trailblazers.

World Mental Health Day

Many of us spend most of our days working, whether that be remotely or in the office, so it is not particularly a surprise that much of our mental health is influenced by our workplaces. Although often viewed as a taboo topic to discuss in the workplace, employees do want to talk about mental health. A study in 2018 found that over 70 percent of employees want their employers to prioritize and champion mental health and well-being (Kohll, 2018). Employees want that shift and are asking for it. 

Building an Inclusive Classroom

As the school year starts again, we wanted to talk about creating inclusive classrooms. Inclusivity in the classroom goes beyond ensuring equal access and can include the language, activities, and intentionality of educators. Though there is no foolproof template to building inclusive spaces, we have 3 strategies that can help you get started!

Does your diversity exclude fat people?

Does your diversity exclude fat people?

5 simple ways organizations can begin to cultivate a size-inclusive culture

In a fat-phobic, fat-shaming culture, there are real consequences for people of size, especially in the workplace. Overweight people are more than 50% likely to be given a negative performance review compared to their non-overweight colleagues, even when their outcomes and achievements are the same.

Exploring Inclusive Leadership

Exploring Inclusive Leadership

Meeting Individuals where they’re at with personalized leadershiop.

At one point in my career, my definition of inclusive leadership, among other things, meant a leader who would accommodate or recognize the need to accommodate my religious identity that may overlap with my work. 

Women in the Workplace: Busting Gender Bias and More

Women in the workplace

Thinking about gender equality beyond International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day was last week, and while there is cause for appreciation and awe for working women everywhere, many are not so satisfied. The team at the Founders’ Fund highlighted on Instagram some of the ways women in Canada in particular have shouldered more struggles than ever, especially exacerbated by the pandemic.