At MaxPeople and Rodney Employment Law we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization as well as with our clients and their businesses. Below you will find resources to support education, ongoing dialogue and action within your workplace.
The Difference Between Being “Not Racist” and Anti-Racist ~ Ted Talk by Ibram X. Kendi
How To Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias ~ Ted Talk by Ibram X. Kendi
Using a Racial Equity Lens ~ Cythia Muller
This is What Makes Employees Happy at Work/The Way We Work – A TED series
Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy: The Anti-Racism Action Program and Strategy is intended to help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities
Ontario Human Rights Commission – Racial discrimination, race and racism fact sheet. The OHRC has a number of good resources and guides around human rights and discrimination issues.
Statistics Canada has a wealth of information on Canadian ethnic diversity and immigration, including detailed results from the 2002 Ethnic Diversity Survey.
Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience by Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo & David A. Thomas
How to be an AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Person You Mean To Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saaed
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Toward a Racially Just Workplace by Harvard Business Review
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers and human resources practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace.
CCDI Guide: Locking in your leadership: Toolkit for developing a diversity and inclusion strategy.
Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy.
Canadian Immigrant Magazine is a free monthly magazine, a vibrant and informative source of stories, resources, business and community links related to immigration and settlement in Canada. It features pieces on careers, housing, health, education and culture, among other topics.
Glossary for Understanding the Dismantling Structural Racism/Promoting Racial Equity Analysis
IAT Test for Bias Analysis The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is presented by Project Implicit. Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.
No Big Deal campaign is a positive and affirming response to the recent conflict around transgender peoples’ pronouns, including gender-neutral ones instead of she/her or he/him. Founder Dr. Lee Airton reminds us that using someone’s gender pronoun is an easy way to show your support for everyone’s right to live safely and well in their gender identity.
Ontario Black History Society is a non-profit registered Canadian charity dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage. The OBHS fosters the recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation, sponsoring educational conferences and exhibits, and including material on Black History in school curricula.
Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
Talking About Race is a free online resource from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture that offers reading and insight for educators, caregivers, and anyone committed to equity on topics such as bias, oppression, whiteness, community building, and much more.
Tolerance.ca is an online webzine that remains neutral on political and religious orientations, and aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.
Toward a Racially Just Workplace by Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J. Mayo
United Nations Association in Canada has numerous programs and opportunities for young people doing work in peace-building, citizenship, and promoting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s findings
Upstander Intervention Presented by Stanford University.
We must step up for Black People right now – Here’s How by Sheree Atcheson
What Gets Measured Gets Done: Measuring the Return on Investment of Diversity and Inclusion
Support Local BIPOC Businesses
BMO for Women – Directory of Women-Owned Businesses – https://bmoforwomen.com/women-owned-businesses/
Byblacks Directory: https://byblacks.com/directory
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council – https://www.camsc.ca/resources
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business – Members Directory – https://www.ccab.com/main/ccab_member/
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) – http://www.ccdonline.ca/en/
Disability Support Organizations – https://services.easterseals.org/family-information-resources/disability-support-organizations/
Diversity Canada Foundation – https://diversitycanada.org/index.html
Indigenous Business Directory – https://entreprises.cdepnql.org/#/
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/opportunity-fund-disability.html
Post 21 Shop: https://post21shop.com/collections
Shop First Nations – list of local First Nations, Inuit and Metis businesses – https://shopfirstnations.com/
Women’s Enterprise Centre – Women’s business directory – https://wecm.ca/directory/