Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Key EDI & B Concepts in Human Services & Community Safety

There are many resources and aspects of EDI & B in these program areas and not all can be covered. Here are some resources that highlight key common challenges across human and community services. For further information or strategies and keywords see the "Suggested Search Strategies" section at the bottom of this page.

Suggested Search Strategies

There are multiple strategies to discover current, relevant and reliable literature on equity, diversity and inclusion related to Human Services and Community Safety in Canada and beyond. To locate the most timely, discipline-based and policy-driven work in these fields, it's recommended to search the Internet for focused information from experts in key associations, government agencies and advocacy groups. To locate scholarly sources such books, journal articles, and reports with in-depth discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion in your field, try using these keywords or concepts in the library's databases:

  • Diversity 
  • Equity/Inequity 
  • Equality
  • Culture, Race or Minorities
  • Inclusion 
  • Gender relations
  • Social justice and inclusion
  • Anti-oppression/Anti-oppressive practice
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Cultural humility
  • Human rights

Recommended Associations & Key Documents

This list of key associations represents a variety of perspectives on equity, diversity and inclusion issues being addressed in Canada's social landscape.  This is not an exhaustive listing of all agencies, but features experts who work together to inform and create reliable research, policy and reports. Also see links in program specific library research guides. 

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