D&I Best Practices Get the Best Results

Diversity and inclusion best practices serve as guides for organizations that are at different points along a spectrum of D&I progress.
— By Robin Byrd

Canada has one of the most diverse populations and workforces in the world, and Statistics Canada predicts the ethnocultural diversity of the population will continue to increase by a large per centage by the year 2031. It is possible that 25 to 28 per cent of the population will be foreign-born by then. With these kinds of projections, achieving true diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workforce is critical to Canada's ability to remain globally competitive.

A number of Canadian firms have developed unique practices to promote D&I or have adopted and customized the best practices of other companies. There is no standard of practice around D&I in the Canadian workplace, meaning it is up to each organization to develop goals and customized strategies. Some companies focus on the inclusion of...

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