Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Uncovering new understanding

There are many faces, perspectives and histories reflected in our workplaces and in our communities. Explore our courses to uncover new ways to see and understand the world, your peers, your community, and yourself.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
This explores the struggles organizations face in achieving equity, inclusion, and harmonious environments. Through participation in the certificate, learners will explore ways to create safe spaces to engage in real dialogue, policies around fairness, respect and civility, and strategies for navigating sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion. Each course requires a minimum of 12 hours over three weeks and cost $650 each.

Required courses:
Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
Inclusive Communications in the Workplace
Optimizing Diverse Team Performance
Strategies for Implementing EDI Initiatives

Standalone Courses

Workplace Diversity & Inclusion
In this 12-week course, you will explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion, reflect on your own lived experience, and draw connections between diversity and inclusion and the success of businesses and their employees. Cost: $795 | Time Commitment: approximately 3 hours per week including 1.5 hour live sessions, every two weeks | Delivery: online

Interrupting Unconscious Bias
This 12-hour course can be taken at your own pace. It will have you looking inwards and digging deep into your beliefs, bringing them to the forefront so you can explore the ways in which your biases impact how you interact with others. Cost: $575 | Time Commitment: 12 hours at your own pace | Delivery: online

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
Participants in this course will spend time discovering insights into their own values, beliefs, and behaviours with respect to diversity. The intention is that participants will examine diversity in adult education and develop competencies to integrate diversity into their practice. Time Commitment: 12 hours over 2 weeks | Cost: $650 | Delivery: online

Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Workplace and Community
This four-week course will teach you what you need to know about mental health from the patient's perspective as it pertains to the workplace and the psychiatric institution, and what you need to know about barriers for people with learning disabilities. Cost: $695 | Time Commitment: 15 learner hours with 4 hours of live sessions. Learners should spend approx. 3 hours per week | Delivery: online

The Mentoring Plus Strategy

The Mentoring Plus Strategy fills important gaps by facilitating educational opportunities between seniors and young people. Mentors share their experience with a new generation about potential career paths, the training necessary, and employment prospects. It is led by the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development in collaboration with community partners. Please visit the Mentoring Plus Strategies website to learn more.