September 21, 2023

General EDI Resources

Explore general EDI resources

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Here’s how to build a sense of belonging in the workplace.
Sense of belonging for yourself and others in the workplace- benefits and reasons to do the work

Belonging in the Workplace: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?
Great Place to Work
Article addressing importance of employee belonging


Implicit Bias Module Series.
Kirwan Institute For The Study Of Race And Ethnicity
Free E-learning course

Cultural Competency

A Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, and Inclusion Resource.
Creative BC
Offers individual and organizational tools to assess cultural competence.

Six skills to develop cultural agility.
LinkedIn Learning
In this course, Paula Caligiuri teaches you how to develop your cultural agility by building six key skills: slowing your perception, building curiosity, learning from experience, appreciating context, building relationships bradly, and engaging in perspective-taking.


The importance of diversity at all levels of the Hospitality industry.
Hospitality Valuation Services
How diversity attracts and retains the best talent in the industry.

Why Ignoring Diversity in Customer Service Is Bad for Business.
Benefits of diversity in customer service.


10 effective ways to promote equity in the workplace.
Recruitee Blog
Steps for working towards an equitable workplace.

General EDI

Various toolkits.
Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion

Examples of toolkits:
CCDI Toolkit: Making the case for diversity, equity, and inclusion
CCDI Toolkit: Responding to social issues – The ‘when’ and the ‘how’ of workplace responses
CCDI Toolkit: Sustaining the Black Lives Matter movement in the workplace
CCDI Toolkit: Navigating race in Canadian workplaces

Equity, diversity, inclusion and justice.
BC Museums Association
Resource hub for museums.


Bullying and harassment.
Procedures for employees, FAQs, and policy statement template.


Meeting in a Box: Facilitator’s Guide: Preparing to Host an Inclusion Discussion.
Government of BC
Tips for hosting an inclusion discussion.

How to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Why a company should foster an inclusive work culture.

Inclusive language

Inclusive language guide.
A living document for inclusive language.

Words matter: guidelines on using inclusive language.
Government of BC
How to use inclusive language at work.


The urgency of intersectionality.
Ted Talks
Introduction to the concept of intersectionality.

Mental health

Mental health initiative.
We are helping industry to build respectful workplaces – a Psychologically safe one is part of that that we have started on in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association of BC. This will give you an idea of what this project initiative looks like incl. some resources available to employers, and workplace training certificates available (C.A.R.E. certificate).

Organizational culture. Workplace strategies for mental health
Questions to help leaders develop a psychologically safe organizational culture.

Micro Aggressions

Examples of Workplace Microaggressions and How to Reduce Them.
Baker College
How to process microaggressions when they are directed at you.

Recruitment & Retention

Employment equity toolkit.
BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
The toolkit will cover 7 topic areas within employment equity: introduction, accommodations, compensation, data collection, dispute resolution, hiring and promotion and workplace culture.

Recruitment with a lens for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
EDI Mindfulness Consulting
Addresses obstacles to recruitment for a diverse workplace.