It's significant to note that there is no one official definition of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging:
Connect with Georgian College's Centre for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Georgian's Indigenization initiative, and/or review the library's Indigenization Guide for other resources.
This video by Accenture provides thoughtful perspectives on the issues of equity, diversity and inclusion that many people face in the workplace. There are implicit and explicit biases identified such as people with childcare concerns, race, gender equity, disability and sexual orientation. It also makes the point that diversity fuels creativity, problem solving and innovation.
EDI & B is a dynamic and changing landscape! The library is committed to providing a "living" guide with frequently updated EDI & B resources which are organized around academic programs and centers for research and innovation. This EDI & B guide also curates EDI & B news, key associations, Canadian perspectives and provides information on how EDI & B impacts diverse populations, intersectionality and higher education. The curated resources provided are starting points and not exhaustive listings.
This guide was built in consultation with Georgian College's Centre for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and is based on key concepts, categories and terminologies from the Protected Grounds outlined within The Ontario Human Rights Code.
Keep checking back with us for the latest information and don't hesitate to provide feedback on how we can ensure this guide is relevant and engaging to you! Please feel free to contact Karen Halliday, faculty librarian, for more information about EDI & B in your program area.
If you would like to start your learning journey for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDI & B), then we recommend these Top 3 sources below:
Please check out these great toolkits and self assessment for further information and awareness about EDI & B.
The library has multiple video streaming databases for you to conveniently use. You can find the complete list here: Video Streaming. Here are a few videos that focus on EDI & B in the workplace.
Government of Canada. (2021). Best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion in research. https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/nfrf-fnfr/edi-eng.aspx#2)
Harvard Human Resources. (n.d.). Glossary of diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) Terms. https://edib.harvard.edu/files/dib/files/dib_glossary.pdf
Image: Georgian College. (2017). Diverse students at Georgian College. [Photograph]. Georgian College.