Human rights acts across Canada prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on several protected grounds including race and national or ethnic origin. Employment equity is a plan or process to eliminate employment and promotion barriers members of protected groups face in the workplace.

Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Toronto exemplifies multiculturalism, but struggles with inclusion and equality of opportunity.

Moving Beyond Headlines Towards a More Diverse Judiciary

Diversity at the top of the legal profession is a social imperative as lawyers and judges are in the forefront of advocacy and social change.

Ten Ideas to Celebrate Diversity

Steps to create a more inclusive workplace.

Four Ways the Power of Data can Improve Diversity Initiatives

Qualitative data analysis also is useful for getting to the root cause. Key themes emerging from interviews, focus groups or comments from surveys can be insightful.

Moving Past Diversity: RBC’s Journey to Rid its Upper Ranks of ‘Unconscious Bias’

Zabeen Hirji talks about how RBC is teaching its leaders to overcome unconscious bias; how it’s fostering diversity through processes versus organic evolution and how it reconciles those processes with regulatory requirements.

Cultural Competence & Diversity Management

In this article Adeeco talks to TRIEC’s Rose DeVerya about steps Canadian employers can take to transform their organization’s culture and talent management practices in ways that work across cultural differences.

Accommodating Different Faiths Begins from Within

This article stresses the importance of accommodating people’s faiths in the workplace and using employees as a way to educate other employees about their behaviours, traditions and practices.

Cultural Fit, Professional Newcomers, & Constructive Dismissal

In workplaces emphasizing “cultural fit” over skills, a newcomer might feel edged out or subtly ignored, and feel tempted to quit. Orange LLP provides insight into constructive dismissal, a thinly veiled form of workplace harassment

Human Rights in the Ontario Workplace: What You Need To Know

A summary of Ontario’s Human Rights Code and how it applies to employees and employers.

Human Rights Legislation Across Canada

Human rights laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and job candidates based on protected grounds, such as country of origin and race.