The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) 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. Their mission is to help those they work with be inclusive, free of prejudice and discrimination, and to generate awareness, dialogue, and action helping people to recognize diversity as an asset and not an obstacle.
St. Lawrence College is an Employer Partner with the CCDI which provides our employees and student leaders with a number of EDI resources.
SLC employees can register for access to the CCDI portal using their sl.on.ca work email address. Login credentials will be sent via email (check Inbox and Junk Mail folder just in case).
CCDI has an e-library with over 1,000 documents containing Canadian-specific and
international diversity and inclusion research, reports, toolkits, webinars, and news.
'Talking to Canadians' is a podcast that strives to tell the unique and diverse stories of Canadians.
CCDI’s Awards of Success have been designed to recognize individuals who have made
a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion here in Canada – whether internally to
their organization or externally to the community at large.
Webinars and resources by topic
There are many EDI topics to explore on the CCDI website. Recorded versions of previously delivered webinars can be accessed via CCDI’s Knowledge Repository.
- Call it out: racism, racial discrimination, and human rights: This 30-minute interactive eCourse offers a foundation for learning about race, racial discrimination, and human rights protections under Ontario's Human Rights Code. Log in to access.
- Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach: In this podcast, Michael discusses the important difference between racism and anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism.
- Circle for Reconciliation - Best practices: This webinar looks at the employer's role in reconciliation and a panel of employers will share what they have done to work towards meaningful reconciliation. Log in to access.
- Educational Guide on Indigenous Inclusion: This guide provides links to webinars, toolkits, books, and other resources.
- LGBTQQ2S+ inclusion and self-identification: This webinar will provide insights and promising practices of how employers can go beyond pride, celebrate LGBTQQ2S+, and create and maintain inclusive workplaces for LGBTQQ2S+ people. Log in to access.
- Educational Guide on LGBTQQ2S+ Inclusion: This guide provides links to webinars, toolkits, books, and other resources.
- Armchair vs. active - Being an active ally: This webinar will examine the role of allies in the inclusion conversation, and what each person can do to actively ally with equity-seeking groups in their workplace. Log in to access.
- Addressing power dynamics for inclusive leadership: This webinar looks at the role that power and privilege play in either supporting or blocking EDI efforts. Log in to access.