Ted Rogers School of Management’s Diversity Institute (DI) promotes diversity and inclusion as the key to Canada’s competitiveness
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Wendy Cukier, the Diversity Institute has conducted groundbreaking research on diversity and inclusion in Canada, developed impactful programs like the Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub, championed legislative change on Bill C-25 and has helped companies understand the opportunities of inclusion and develop tools to harness inclusion as a driver for success.
The DI is leading the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (external link, opens in new window) and is a partner in the Future Skills Centre (external link, opens in new window) .
The facts speak for themselves, inclusion is good for society and good for the bottom line:
If Canada made workplaces more accessible, it would add $16.8 billion to our GDP (external link, opens in new window) by 2030
Investors that focus on companies who have a (PDF file) gender diversity strategy (external link, opens in new window) are rewarded with annual growth rates of 3.5%
Companies with racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely (external link) to have higher financial returns
If women were enabled to fully participate in the economy, we would contribute $150 billion to our GDP by 2026 (external link)
Canada faces a labour shortage and immigrants will account for 80% of population growth (external link)
Companies with gender diversity are 15% more likely to have higher financial returns (external link)
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