Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Are More Than Just Buzzwords

BC’s tourism and hospitality industry is embracing a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture. Employees now prioritize EDI and expect understanding and care in their interactions. Businesses face unprecedented pressure to excel in this realm, leading to the creation of go2HR’s EDI Framework and Resource Hub. This journey toward EDI emphasizes progress over perfection.

Our EDI initiative rounds out our existing offerings (Safer Spaces and Mental Health) aimed at creating respectful workplaces in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Getting Started with EDI

Take the first step towards fostering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in your tourism and hospitality business. Explore go2HR’s resources to understand EDI, access training sessions, and join webinars to promote a more inclusive workplace culture today!

Check out our EDI Framework for Tourism & Hospitality learn more!

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In the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts, various terms are used interchangeably.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – DEI
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation – EDIR
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility – DEIA
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization – EDID
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – JEDI

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach; instead, select the term that resonates with you and your business goals. Remember, the focus should be on understanding these concepts and their role in cultivating a respectful work environment. As your business evolves, so too will your approach to EDI.

Build a More Inclusive Team

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) training fosters a workplace culture that values diversity, promotes respect and an appreciation for differences. This can lead to improved employee performance, collaboration, and heightened cultural competence. Additionally, EDI training signals a commitment to inclusivity, attracting a diverse talent pool and improving employee retention, ultimately fostering greater job satisfaction and well-being.

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Unconscious Bias Webinar

On November 29, 2023 go2HR hosted a 1 hour EDI workshop on Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion with EDI expert, Kristin Bower.

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EDI Resource Hub

General EDI Resources

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is used to describe the values that many organizations strive to put into practice to ensure people of various backgrounds, including people of different races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations, are culturally and socially accepted into the workplace and have the support to perform to the best of their abilities. EDI is a journey, not a destination, where there is an aim for progress, not necessarily perfection.

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2SLGBTQ+ Resources

2SLGBTQ+ is an acronym that stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. The plus sign added to the end of the acronym indicates the inclusion of sexual orientations and gender identities not explicitly included in the acronym. There are many acronyms that may be preferred by different individuals.

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The terms and definitions below are always evolving, changing, and often mean different things to different people. It’s important to note that the order of the letters in the acronym does not represent the importance level of the individual groups of people it represents.

Below are some of the common variations of the acronym that you may see:

  • LGBTQ+
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • LGBTQ2+

Just like Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, the Queer Community is diverse and dynamic, continuously striving for inclusivity and representation. Each variation of the acronym reflects the ongoing effort to acknowledge and respect the unique identities and experiences within the Queer Community. Understanding and embracing these variations is essential in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone.

Indigenous Resources

The term Indigenous peoples refers to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples – the original inhabitants of the land that is now Canada. There are more than 200 unique Indigenous communities and more than 30 Indigenous languages spoken in BC.  Learn to understand Indigenous cultures, histories, and languages through education, awareness, and cultural understanding.

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Anti-racism Resources

Anti-racism is the practice of identifying, challenging, preventing, eliminating, and changing the values, structures, policies, programs, practices, and behaviours that perpetuate racism. Racism can take many forms and is often implicit in our attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values.

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Accessibility Resources

Accessibility is the practice of making a building, facility, structure, program, activity, resource, or product as readily usable for as many people as possible. Accessibility is about providing equitable opportunity, regardless of a person’s abilities or circumstances.

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