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What is Employment Equity and Is It Discrimination?

Employment equity, known as ‘affirmative action’ in the United States, is a term that is often misunderstood. We wanted to take some time to explain what employment equity really means and discuss its current status in Canada. What is employment equity? Many people refer to employment equity as an ideal that workplaces should strive towards. […]

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Being Differently Abled At Work

For far too long, the term ‘disabled’ has been used to describe a person without the same abilities as the ‘average person’. With this term, we’ve unintentionally labelled so many individuals as ‘less than’ and ‘inferior,’ and have gone on to treat them as a liability rather than an asset. Whether in or out of […]

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Diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace hasn’t always been accepted, much less encouraged, but the fight for equality among individuals of different genders, races, ages, and sexual orientations is beginning to pay off, and workplaces are far better for it. Canada is a wonderfully diverse country, and the more that diversity is reflected in the workplace, the […]

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