Diversity & Inclusion Resources

This section of the website lists BC and Canadian resources that have a diversity and inclusion focus. 

AMSSA Resources

Diversity and Inclusion Migration Matters Info Sheet, AMSSA 
This edition explores different aspects of diversity and social inclusion in Canada, resources for businesses and organizations, and the legislation that recognizes and protects the changing demographics of the Canadian society

Safe Harbour Program, AMSSA
Safe Harbour: Respect for All is a vision in action. We provide businesses, institutions, and organizations with the information and resources needed to understand the value of diversity and inclusion, address issues of discrimination in the workplace, and attract and retain a diverse workforce and clientele.

Interfaith Bridging, Cultures West
This edition of the Cultures West magazine focuses on the topic of the diversity of religious faith by providing a diversity of features, stories and articles on the subject.

Long-term Anti-racism Strategies A Guide to Developing Effective Community Projects, AMSSA
This guide provides a BC perspective on anti-racism strategies used in urban and rural areas of the Province.

General Resources

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
This website provides individuals and employers resources on the topic of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion: A Formula for Success, Global Diversity Exchange
This report is based on an exclusive survey of 321 executives at large global enterprises ($500 million-plus in annual revenues).

Embracing Difference, Engaging Community Symposium, Embrace BC
This website lists presentations which were recorded as part of the Embracing Difference, Engaging Community Symposium held on October 11 and 12, 2012 in Burnaby B.C.

B.C. Immigration and Diversity Facts and Trends, Welcome BC
The B.C. immigration and diversity profiles provide information about immigrant populations and population diversity in British Columbia’s regions and communities

Cities of Migration
This website hosts reports that showcase innovative best practices in immigrant integration as well as provides other resources on the topic of inclusion and urban prosperity.

Hire Immigrants
This website provides information and resources, particularly in the area of research and policy, on hiring immigrant talent.

Migrant Integration Index
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. The index is a useful tool to evaluate and compare what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants in all the countries analysed.

Inclusion BC
Inclusion BC is a provincial non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life.

Francophone Diversity in BC, FCFA
This webpage provides insight and statistics regarding the Francophone diversity in the Province.

Interfaith Resources

Survey Results on Religion, Racism, Intergroup Relations and IntegrationCanadian Race Relations Foundation
This national survey, dealing with issues of Intergroup relations, concerns over racism and religious freedoms.

Faith/City Engagement in a Multicultural ContextDublin City Interfaith Forum
This report from Dublin, Ireland highlights the intersectionality of Integration and Interfaith at a municipal level.

Multifaith Action Society
Local and International Interfaith organizations are listed on the website of this organization.

Directory of Faith Organizations, Charity Village
A list of Canadian based faith organizations can be found on the website.

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources: Glossary of Terms
The Anti-Racism Resource Centre has put together a glossary of terms commonly used in anti-racism and equity discourse.

Anti-Racism & Diversity Trainers Core Competencies and Leading Training Practices, Ministry of Citizens’ Services
This Literature and Scoping Review identifies existing programs and practices in Canada, the United States, the European Union, New Zealand, and Australia. Further it identifies and discusses core competencies and leading practice in training anti-racism and diversity professionals.

Anti-Racism & Diversity Trainers Core Competencies and Leading Training Practices, Embrace BC, Multiculturalism Unit, Ministry of Social Development 
This report explores the development of anti-racism, diversity and intercultural trainers and training in British Columbia.

Integration Resources

Employer’s Guide to Integrating Immigrants into the Workplace, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce 
This guide provides employers insights into the most common challenges faced by employers when recruiting and integrating immigrants into the workplace.

Quality of Life in Canadian Communities, Immigration & Diversity in Canadian Cities & Communities, Federation of Canadian Municipalities 
This publication focuses on trends and issues related to immigration and diversity in 24 of Canada’s largest municipalities, regional municipalities and metropolitan communities.

A Guidebook for Building an Immigrant Workforce in the Nonprofit Sector, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) 
This guidebook focuses on developing awareness, attitudes and practices for creating culturally competent, inclusive and respectful nonprofit organizations.

Immigrant-Friendly Businesses Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces Report November 2009, The Conference Board of Canada 
This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talent. It highlights the value of implementing immigrant friendly programs and practices to address the needs of immigrants and articulates a number of “keys to success” to attract international top talent.

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants A Cultural Competence Toolkit, HRMA 
This guide provides a culturally-competent tool for HR practitioners and hiring managers to enable them to reach, assess and integrate skilled immigrants into their workplace.

Attracting & Retaining Immigrants A Tool Box of Ideas for Smaller Centres, ICA
This Toolbox is a practical resource for smaller centres in building a strategy to address the issues of attracting and retaining immigrants to their region.

The WorkBC Employer’s Tool Kit: A Resource for British Columbia Businesses: Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants, Work BC
This guide provides a BC perspective for employers on hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

Volunteerism and Civic Engagement Among New Canadians, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
While economic inclusion is an important measure of immigrants’ well-being, so is their engagement with the community. This report explores how social networks and civic engagement contribute as much to individuals’ well-being as their income.

Multiculturalism in Communities: A Guide to Developing and Sustaining Dialogue, Simon Fraser University Vancouver
Multicultural Advisory Council in BC held a dialogue on Feb. 14, 2005, on the topic of multiculturalism. The council used this as an opportunity to develop a framework report for stating a discussion on the importance and benefits of multiculturalism and the elimination of racism.

Diversity & Inclusion: Valuing the Opportunity, Mowat Centre
This report focuses on the questions about diversity and inclusion in the not-for-profit sector in Ontario and what it means when the majority of organizations in the sector are not deliberately pursuing diversity in their recruitment practices.

Diversity in Governance: A Toolkit for Nonprofit Boards, Diverse City
This comprehensive toolkit is designed to use when working with boards on issues around diversity and governance.

Diversity & Inclusion: Framework and Implementation Plan, City of Edmonton
This Framework provides information on the tools and supports needed to identify and address systemic barriers in order to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Diversity in BC Schools A Framework, BC Ministry of Education
This framework developed by the Government of British Columbia assists the Province in its commitment to recognizing and honouring the diversity of all British Columbians.

Research Reports

Canada’s Visible Minority Population: 1967-2017, Metropolis British Columbia
This paper examines the changing place of visible minorities in Canada within the context of the demographic, social, political and economic changes and to highlight the related policy initiatives which have occurred over the last four decades.

Immigrant Integration and Religious Transnationalism: the case of the ‘Highway to Heaven’ in Richmond, BC, Metropolis British Columbia
This paper draws on a case study of religious institutions on No. 5 Road in Richmond, British Columbia to explore the role of religious institutions in the process of immigrant integration.

The Integration and Inclusion of Newcomers in British Columbia, Metropolis British Columbia
This paper outlines the complex system that supports newcomer settlement and integration in British Columbia.

Protecting religious freedom in a multicultural Canada, Ontario Human Rights Commission
This paper provides a social and historical context for the efforts to re-evaluate policy on addressing discrimination based on “creed” and protecting religious freedom.

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