Tag: equity

  • It’s time practitioners do away with JEDI

    Look! I’ve never watched any Star Wars movies and never will. SciFi isn’t a genre of film I like. Sue me!!! So when I hear continuously hear practitioners float around JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), or some jumbled up letters to mean the same thing, I take issue with it. I already have an issue […]

  • The Changing Vernacular of Equity Practitioners

    I have a few things to get off my chest. Now this isn’t really a soapbox, but rather experiences of how we engage with professionals in the equity and inclusion space. While on vacation in Montréal last week, my partner and I experienced a bit of an unconscious bias. After we were seated in a […]

  • Global Conversations: Introducing Season 2 of Urban Equity Chats

    Season 1 of Urban Equity Chats was a success. I brought together a wide array of guests to discuss burning topics for equity practitioners. Some of the topics included: Equity, inclusion and belonging should be an organization wide initiative rather than be a human resources function. Ditching the D in EDI work, especially when practitioners […]

  • Equity & inclusion does not belong in human resources

    Equity & inclusion does not belong in human resources

    Yes you read that right! Whatever you would like to call it: EDI, DEI, D&I, DI&B does not belong under human resources. While I am not currently involved in this work, through my own research, I have come to find that too many times that this work reports into human resources departments or other areas […]

  • Truth and Reconciliation Day: A Day of Reflection

    September 30th was the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day, deemed as a national holiday, which was one of the 94 Calls to Action proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was meant to honour Indigenous children who were forced against their will to attend residential schools. The day is also known as Orange […]