The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a national charity established in 2013 with the mandate of building a more inclusive Canada. We envision a world where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and where everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice are essential for building strong and healthy workplaces, schools and communities. We are committed to advocating for these values through education, training and action. By promoting understanding and inclusivity, CCDI strives to create a more equitable and just society for all.
A world where people are valued and celebrated for all their dimensions of diversity.
To help build a more inclusive Canada by bringing together and supporting people to become change agents through thought leadership, research, education, and action.
CCDI acknowledges this land, now known as Canada, as the land of the First Peoples (Nations), Inuit, and Métis. We respect and affirm the inherent and Treaty Rights of all Indigenous Peoples across this land. We pay homage to them, past, present and future, as they continue to work, educate and contribute to the strength of this country. Thank you for the privilege of living and learning in this place.
In recognition of the Truth as retold by thousands, and as we endeavour to walk the path towards Reconciliation, CCDI believes that transformation is necessary. We are committed to reflecting a more truthful and inclusive history of the diverse Indigenous Peoples of Canada, the realities of residential schools, the systemic racism faced by Indigenous communities past and present, and the ongoing impacts these continue to have on workplaces and communities across Canada. We work with Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Community partners to co-create solutions and to guide us in this work. We will continue to deepen and steward all our relationships as they help us to fulfill our mandate of educating organizations – including our own – towards reconciliation.