Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We are committed to maintaining a work environment free from discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and respect. We believe a workplace reflecting the various backgrounds and cultures of Canadians brings strength to our organization. We work diligently to attract and retain a workforce that represents the range of personal and professional backgrounds, and experiences and perspectives that arise from differences of culture. This includes women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal people.
We are also a member of the Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN), a community initiative led by United Way Ottawa. Learn more about how EARN has helped people with disabilities find meaningful employment.
Definitions of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Equity: Equity is about ensuring fairness and respect. It means employees feel supported, valued, trusted and able to achieve their personal best. Equity encompasses legal obligations and requirements for non-discrimination, civil rights, reasonable accommodation and equal employment opportunity.
Diversity: At CDIC, diversity is a broad concept that encompasses all the differences that employees bring to the workplace. Diversity, therefore, includes the traditional focus around race, religion and gender, but also includes sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, diversity of thought, ideas, backgrounds and experiences.
Inclusion: Inclusion is the leveraging and engagement of every employee’s unique strengths and talents so that each individual can contribute to his or her full potential.
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidate for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language.