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EDI From A Harm Reduction ApproachIf we try to reframe EDI work through a harm reduction approach, we can acknowledge the difficulty in totally eradicate all harm or micro-aggressions while also focusing on reducing the harm we cause to others and ourselves.
Having Bias Isn’t Good or Bad — It’s HumanOur brains naturally do a miraculous job of helping us move through the world by quickly processing information to make sense of our surroundings, remember subtle details and identify helpful patterns. But that means that sometimes in our minds, someone’s identity speaks before they do.
Dear CanadaI think sometimes of my ex-homeland with fondness, and other times with longing, but most of me is now rooted here. I don’t know if I can say thank you for taking me in. I have also given everything I have to you.
Why White Leaders Need More Racial LiteracyAs long as white leaders remain unwilling, or unable, to have frank conversations about race, we’ll remain stuck.
Indigenous Erasure and Resistance in CanadaIndigenous erasure in Canada is a form of racism that asks us to overlook, suppress or ignore the reality and experiences of Indigenous Peoples.
How to Avoid Burnout: Data-Driven Solutions for Chief Diversity OfficersFeeling burnt out as an EDI lead? Learn how to use data to overcome the common EDI barriers at the root of your workplace woes.
How to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender-Diverse PeopleHere are five ways to create a workplace culture that is welcoming and inclusive for transgender, nonbinary or gender diverse employees.
What is an EDI Audit?An EDI audit is a question-based measurement tool that analyzes your organization’s EDI strengths and weaknesses based on real employee data.
Brave Conversations for BIPOC Leaders: How to Set Boundaries around EDI WorkAs a BIPOC leader, having brave conversations and setting professional boundaries can go a long way in protecting your emotional health.
9 Ways to Challenge Racial Discrimination in Your OrganizationDevelop your EDI strategy and become a more inclusive organization with these 9 tips to challenge racial discrimination at work.
WTF Is Whiteness? A Decoding Race PrimerThere is a new cultural appetite for naming whiteness on a deeper level. But there is an important question that often goes unasked – WTF is whiteness anyway?
Giving and Receiving Effective Performance FeedbackWhen feedback is done wrong (or not done at all) it can create serious problems down the road. Here are 8 tips to help you give and receive feedback.
Recognizing and Managing Micro-Inequities at WorkSometimes people say hurtful things without realizing the impact of their words. And when those comments are tied to identity, we refer to them as micro-inequities.
How to Talk About Race at WorkTalking about race at work can be an emotionally-charged experience. Learn how to lean into these emotions instead of avoiding them.
How to Avoid Backlash in Equity and Inclusion TrainingData shows that justice, equity, diversity and inclusion training often face the same five problems that inspire backlash. Learn to identify these five traps and avoid them to create meaningful change.
10 Success Factors for JEDI TrainingsWith the push for businesses to focus on diversity initiatives, you may be surprised to learn that most justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) trainings don’t work. Learn the 10 success factors for JEDI trainings that stuck.
Anti-Black Racism in the C-SuiteEven after leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Championship, Masai Ujiri still faced anti-Black racism in his workplace. How can we challenge anti-Black racism in our own organizations?