SEEING IN COLOUR

The anti-racism movement that erupted during the pandemic is already changing corporate culture. But to be truly successful, the new push for greater diversity will have to be built on the spirit of inclusivity, Virginia Galt writes: DURING THE PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN, with employees working online from home, corporate hierarchies broke down and ideas flowed freely.... Read More

Calls grow for news outlets reporting on systemic racism to address own failures

While there might be an increase in the number of on-air personalities who are people of colour, that's not an accurate measure of success, says diversity consultant and former journalist Hamlin Grange, whose firm DiversiPro Inc. was recently hired by Corus Entertainment to review its operations. https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/07/08/calls-grow-for-news-outlets-reporting-on-systemic-racism-to-address-own-failures.html This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2020. Cassandra... Read More

Making Space for Difficult Conversations

There’s no denying the recent U.S. election has had an impact. Donald Trump was elected by polarizing voters into “Us vs. Them” camps and focusing on fears. Now the genie is out of the bottle: certain groups and individuals have become emboldened, saying and acting however they choose towards others.  Trump’s ascendancy to the White... Read More

The Damaging Politics of Polarization

Public comments by politicians can bring issues such as anti-immigration and racism to the forefront in a powerful way. It’s easy to have an emotional reaction, whatever ‘side’ they’re on. However, it may help to understand what’s happening in an objective manner by looking at it through the lens of an assessment tool I often... Read More