Canada launches new resource kit in support of the 50 – 30 Challenge

Ottawa, Ontario

Equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to Canada’s economy, today and tomorrow. When senior executives reflect Canada’s diversity, businesses and organizations of all sizes benefit. The Government of Canada believes that Canadian businesses should look like Canada and that bringing broader perspectives and talent to decision-making bodies is essential to building a stronger and more resilient economy.

Today, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, launched the What Works Toolkit, an extensive online resource designed for Canadian organizations looking to adopt equity and diversity best practices. The toolkit was created in partnership with KPMG in Canada and is hosted online by the Diversity Institute, one of five ecosystem partners supporting the 50 – 30 Challenge.

The What Works Toolkit provides actionable actions, best practices and evidence-based strategic workplace approaches for recruiting, mentoring, promoting and retaining diverse staff. It also includes anti-racism and anti-harassment activities and initiatives and provides examples of successful diversity plans that can be replicated to help organizations achieve their diversity goals.

In addition to supporting this new resource, the five challenge ecosystem partners are actively developing various materials to help participants achieve the goals of the challenge, such as awareness and events, diversity programs, trainings, plans of action and general advice. These additional resources will become available over the coming months.

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