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Forging Space with Camille Dundas

Posted by Jaslyn Shand on November 22, 2022 in News
A corporate-focused solution in navigating Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging within Canadian work environments

Since April of this year, diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant Camille Dundas has paired with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development to bring valuable and informative strategies on becoming an active ally through her well-devised Canadian-centric Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace course.

During this time, close to 1,000 Canadian employees across various sectors such as government, public services, arts, entertainment, and recreation have continued their commitment to lifelong learning by enrolling in this course. Upon completion, learners receive a microcredential in Inclusive Communication Strategies, as well as a downloadable certificate of completion from Dalhousie University.

Corporate training programs have become key to creating positive workplaces, supporting employees, and retaining talent. To be successful in today’s workplace environment, where changing social norms and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) initiatives are abundant, companies both big and small have used this course as a solid building block to inform and educate their employees, enhance corporate cultural awareness, and learn the skills necessary to respectfully cooperate with others at work.

Alexa J. Goodman,
Training Program Manager
Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)

“There is something for everyone to learn in this course, and I strongly encourage all professionals, regardless of career stage, to take this course! The Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace was helpful in providing new information and tools to dismantle systems of oppression in the workplace and in our daily lives. Camille made sensitive topics around inequities and systemic issues easy to discuss and offers many different approaches to moving past performative allyship and truly acting and operating in solidarity with marginalized communities. The downloadable resources really reinforced the key learning outcomes, and I liked that I can share them with others in my workplace as well. Plus, the scenarios are much more helpful than typical e-learning quizzes!”

Using videos, questionnaires and other interactive tools, Camille’s teaching style inspires participants to put into practice new perspectives on how they see themselves and the world around them, and how to confidently start or continue to put their allyship into action.

“Conversations in the workplace around identity and belonging very often get uncomfortable. Having your entire team go through a course like this helps everyone work through that inevitable discomfort,” says Camille Dundas. “Many times, we just don’t have the language to effectively communicate on issues around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. What the course provides is a shared reference point that can serve as a guiding framework for these interactions, which your team can continue to use well after they have finished the course.”

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to improve EDIB efforts across a wide range of areas and industries by registering your team today. This course will allow your employees to hone their organizational and communication skills, equipping them with valuable insight on how best to apply an equity-based approach in the workplace. With this course, you can strengthen your team and push for better results both in and out of the workplace.

Interested in enrolling yourself or your team? Register today or contact our Student Services team by email at or by calling us at 1-800-565-8867.

This course is self-paced, can be started at any time and is available for both individual and team enrollment.