The diversity dividend: Canada’s Global Advantage

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
A report released by CIGI demonstrates a significant relationship between ethnocultural diversity in the workplace and increased productivity and revenue across several sectors. The report also identifies and recommends strategies to address the barriers to inclusion in Canadian workplaces and society. Read the Report…


Projections of the Diversity of the Canadian Population

Statistics Canada 
With the persistence of low fertility, immigration has become a more prominent component of Canadian population growth, which has resulted in rapid and significant demographic changes in recent decades. The pace of this change varies throughout the country: while very rapid in the largest metropolitan areas, where most newcomers settle, it has remained quite modest elsewhere in Canada. This report presents the results of new projections made by Statistics Canada for Canadian Heritage, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada – the policy departments responsible for the policy-related assumptions of the projections.  Read the full report>>


Quality Of Life in Canadian Communities — Immigration & Diversity in Canadian Cities & Communities

Federation of Canadian Municipalities
This report focuses on trends and issues related to immigration and diversity in 24 of Canada’s largest municipalities by comparing and contrasting three distinct groups: non-immigrants; established immigrants; and recent immigrants. The objectives are to identify strategic issues and challenges facing large and medium-sized municipalities based on statistical trends, and to describe how municipal governments are responding to these issues.   Read the full report>>


Ottawa’s performance on the 3Ts of Economic Development — Benchmarking Project: Ontario Competes

Martin Prosperity Institute
This study benchmarks Ottawa against ten peer regions that were chosen on the basis of size, competitiveness and geographic diversity: Austin, TX, Birmingham, AL, Buffalo, NY, Calgary, AB, Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, Fl, Memphis, TN, Raleigh, NC, Richmond, BC and San Jose, CA. These regions examined on a number of indicators that fall into three categories: Technology, Talent, and Tolerance.  Read the study>>


Increasing Cultural Diversity in Canadian Nonprofits

HR Council
The HR Council has developed a three-part series about incorporating the skills of new immigrants and members of visible minorities into nonprofit organizations. The first report addresses the context that makes this process important. The second report addresses challenges and best practices related to recruitment. The third and final report addresses the retention of new immigrants and members of visible minorities.

Report 1                     Report 2                     Report 3


Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the ... Read More
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
1:00 pm Performance Management and Feedback
Performance Management and Feedback
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session, we will explore effective communication techniques for providing internationally educated professionals with day-to-day as well as performance evaluation feedback; use information on perceptual differences, communication styles and cultural conditioning to explore ... Read More
2:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In this interactive session we will explore and build the foundation of effective communication between new Canadians and their Canadian employers. Curriculum topics include: perception – and how it affects workplace communication; understanding how cultural ... Read More
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